Media & Television courses

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Phd Media Studies in National University of Ireland, Maynooth

  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Intake : September
  • Level : PhD
  • Tuition & fees : € 14,000 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.5
  • TOEFL : 95
  • PTE : 62

About Phd Media Studies in National University of Ireland, Maynooth


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.

An applicant wishing to undertake a research degree should submit a research proposal in writing, and consult with the Centre on the general suitability
of the research topic and on the availability of an appropriate supervisor before submitting an application.

Course Structure

Students will be required to take all Generic Skills modules for PhD students in the Faculty of Arts offered by NUIM’s Graduate School (GSA1, GSA2 and GSA3). A range of other modules, in the form of MA in Radio and Television Production modules, research seminar presentations, conference presentations, language school participation and summer school participation will also be offered. Some of these modules may not be available every year, and students will be advised by their supervisor on which modules will be the most appropriate for them, and at what stage of their PhD studies. Appropriate modules offered by other departments/schools within NUIM will be regarded as Transferable Skills Modules and students will be encouraged to take any such modules that their supervisor deems helpful and appropriate.

Student must take a minimum of 30 credits in taught modules (15 in generic/transferable modules and 15 in subject/specialist modules) and not exceed 90
credits in taught modules over the duration of their Structured PhD programme.

Course Duration: 4 years Full-time, 5 years Part-time

Career Options

A PhD in the Centre for Media Studies provides the opportunity for an academic career teaching and researching in Media Studies, Digital Media and associated disciplines. It also provides an excellent platform (depending on precise specialisation) for a career in policy and research development or within the varied media industries themselves.

Academic qualification equivalents

  • Applicants normally require a Masters Degree (Honours).

English language requirements (one of the below):

  • IELTS   :    6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill
  • TOEFL :    95 overall with a minimum of 23 in writing and 20 in each of the other skills
  • PTE      :    62 overall with a minimum of 59 in each communicative skill

National University of Ireland, Maynooth Highlights

University Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1997
No. of Campuses 2
No. of Residence Complexes 3
Total Number of Students 13,700
Total Number of International Students 2,297
Research Funding 1.4 million EUR
Cost of Attendance About 17,038 EUR
Applications Accepted Online/Offline
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise
Mode of Program Full time and online

National University of Ireland, Maynooth Cost of Living

Expenses Annual Cost (EUR)
Rent 3,600-5,400
Food 1080-1620
Books and materials 350
Travel 250-450
Miscellaneous 750-900
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 14,000


€ 14,000