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Media Studies - PhD

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.


Program facts

  • Program type
    Doctorate
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    16,775 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,000 EUR

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    September

Program Overview

What Maynooth University says about their program:
"Students are provided with a flexible and tailored structured research programme within the Centre for Media Studies, including the development of transferable research skills, specialist knowledge and professional practices. Upon completion of this programme, students will have achieved competence in relevant areas of research, and demonstrated specialist knowledge and skills in their own area of research as well as in knowledge transfer and effective academic communication. This programme will equip them with the professional skills necessary to pursue academic and research careers."

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.

Undergraduate

  • IELTS 6.0
  • TOEFL 90
  • PTE 58

Graduate

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL 95
  • PTE 62

Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - €13,500 - €15,000 / year
  • Graduate tuition - €14,000 - €17,000 / year
  • Foundation degrees - starting from €6,350 / program

MU Sport Scholarships

The following Maynooth University sports scholarships may be awarded:

  • Soccer scholarships
  • GAA scholarships
  • Paddy Harrington golf scholarships
  • Rugby scholarships
  • Snooker scholarships
  • Carded athletes
  • Other sports ​​ Scholarship funding assists undergraduate or postgraduate students with sports and university-related expenses (e.g. sporting equipment, travel costs associated with sport) and aims to free up time from part-time work commitments.

MU Entrance Scholarship

The €1,000 Entrance Scholarship is automatically awarded to incoming first-year students, via the CAO, who have obtained 550 points or more in the Leaving Certificate (from six subjects in one sitting). For students presenting GCE A-Levels the awards are based on achieving points from three/four subjects in GCE A levels.

MU Undergraduate Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The MU Undergraduate Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, which is for studies leading to an undergraduate degree, is valued at a maximum of €2,000 for the academic year. The scholarship is open to entrant undergraduate students with a significant disability who are experiencing financial difficulties.

Visa requirements for Maynooth University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Ireland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Ireland student visa requirements