UCD School of Information and Library Studies
MLitt / PhD Programme Application
I. Applicant background
Please fill out the form below completely.
Programme Applied for:
MLitt/PhD [ ]
MLitt only [ ]
Full Time [ ]
Personal Details
Surname:
Title (Dr/Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms):
First Name(s):
Home address:
Phone (day-time):
Phone (evening):
Phone (mobile):
E-mail:
Webpage (if applicable):
Country of Permanent Domicile:
University Education completed
University
Dates
Date of Birth (Day/Month/Year):
Degree
Subject(s)
1
Class of Honours
Part Time [ ]
University Education in progress
N.B. If you withdrew from, or did not complete, any University course or programme please state reason below.
Employment: please list all current and previous employment
Employer
Position
Responsibilities
2
Dates
Relevant Competencies and Awards
e.g., involvement in professional groups; prizes or scholarships; representative honours; presentations at
conferences; publications; participation in research projects; internships in research organizations.
Referees (Please list two referees, one who can comment on your academic ability and one employer).
Name
Address
Phone
Email
Relation
1
2
Have you applied previously for admission to a programme offered by the School?
Yes [ ] / No [ ]
If yes, please give details and date:
If you are a current or previous UCD student, please provide your UCD Student Number:
Where did you hear about the programme?
Irish Times [ ] Irish Library News [ ] Internet [ ] Careers Office [ ]
Work [ ]
Other [ ] (Please specify:__________________________________________________________)
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Declaration
In the School of Information & Library Studies at University College Dublin, the full time PhD programme is a
3 or 4 year commitment. This includes studying 12 months each calendar year while a student. The part-time
PhD programme is a 6 year commitment. For the PhD, extensions for completion beyond 4 years of full time
study or 6 years part-time study are not guaranteed.
The nominal time for completion of the MLitt is 2 years full time, or 4 years part-time. For the MLitt, extensions
for completion beyond 2 years full time study or 4 years part-time study are not guaranteed.
Your signature below indicates the above particulars of the form are correct and that you understand the time
commitments required for the MLitt/PhD programme.
Applicant's Signature:
Date:
II. Applicant statement
Please include, as described below, motivation, research interests and two proposed supervisors.
1. Motivation (~800 words). Please state your motivations and commitment for pursuing an MLitt/PhD degree.
How will acquiring an MLitt/PhD degree fulfill your personal and career goals?
2. Research Interests (~600 words). Please discuss the area(s) of research in information and library science
that interest you the most, and why. How might you go about expanding your knowledge of these areas? How
might you go about conducting studies to investigate these research interests?
Please also discuss what you hope to learn about the research process while pursuing a MLitt/PhD, and why.
3. Two Proposed Supervisors. Indicate two potential supervisors for your research. Please examine
http://www.ucd.ie/sils/staff/ for the academic staff’s research interests; this is not a final statement on who you
will be working with in your research studies, rather, it is expected that you will work with our academic staff in
SILS on research to mutually decide the best supervisor.
III. Submission instructions
ALSO include all of the following:
1. Official transcript (original) giving date awarded and grade of primary degree
(Non UCD graduates only).
2. Copy of Birth Certificate OR personal page from current Passport (Non UCD graduates only)
3. Proof of advanced proficiency in the English language in the case of those applicants whose first
language is not English (i.e. Cambridge, IELTS or TEFL) taken within two years of foreseen date
of entry. Please see https://myucd.ucd.ie/programme_info/overseas.ezc for country specific details
on language requirements at UCD.
4. A current CV/resume.
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Please complete and return this application form by post by 1st May of the year in which you intend to start
the programme to:
The School Administrator,
UCD School of Information and Library Studies (SILS),
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Phone: (01) 7167055; Fax: (01) 7161161; e-mail; [email protected]
To expedite a review of your application please also email your application to the SILS Graduate Studies
Coordinator, Dr. Norman Makoto Su, at [email protected]
Application Checklist (all items must be included to be reviewed):
 Fully completed application form (this form).
 Application form has been signed.
 Applicant statement: motivation, research interests and two proposed supervisors.
 Official transcript (original) giving date awarded and grade of primary degree (Non UCD graduates
only).
 Copy of Birth Certificate OR personal page from current Passport (Non UCD graduates only).
 Proof of advanced proficiency in the English language in the case of those applicants whose first
language is not English (i.e. Cambridge, IELTS or TEFL) taken within two years of foreseen date of
entry. Please see https://myucd.ucd.ie/programme_info/overseas.ezc for country specific details on
language requirements at UCD.
 A current CV/resume.
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