Information for Research Students and Supervisors

The School of PsychologyResearch Committee members for 2016-2017 are Dr Nuala Brady (Chair), Dr Suzanne Guerin, Dr Tina Hickey and Dr Aidan Moran. Mary Boyle is the administrator for the M.Litt./Ph.D. program. The Research Committee reviews

(a) Applications to the MLitt/PhD programme

(b) MLitt to PhD programme transfer applications

(c) Stage 1 to Stage 2 PhD programme transfer applications

Research Committee Dates for 2017-2018

The Committee meetings are Thursdays at 10am on Nov 30th, 2017Feb 22nd, 2018May 31st, 2018, and Aug 21st, 2018. All applications must be with Mary (Mary.Boyle@ucd.ie) by 4pm on the Tuesday of the week preceding the meeting, and in the case of both types of transfer applications these must be accompanied by a recommendation on the transfer from the Chair of the Doctoral Studies Panel (DSP).

All applications (for transfer or for admission to the MLitt/PhD program) must be signed by a supervisor or they will not be considered at the Research Committee meetings

Applications to the M.Litt./Ph.D. program

The application process is described in detail on our website and application forms are available here  

MLitt to PhD transfers

Students applying to transfer from the MLitt to PhD program should liaise with their supervisor to

(a) Complete an application form (available here) and any supporting documentation (e.g., Gantt charts showing timeline of research) and distribute to their research supervisor and Research Masters Studies Panel (MSP) members prior to meeting with them
(b) Organize a meeting of their MSP to update the MSP members on their research progress. The Chair of the MSP will make a formal recommendation to the Research Committee on the transfer. The Research Supervisor will make a separate recommendation to the Research Committee on the transfer.
(c) Submit the completed application form and any supporting documentation to Mary (Mary.Boyle@ucd.ie) in advance of the Research Committee meeting date. (See submission dates above)

Please ensure that you complete the application form first and distribute this with any supporting materials to the MSP members in advance of the MSP meeting so that all members of academic staff contributing to the assessment process (the MSP and the Research Committee members) have access to the same documents. Please schedule your MSP meeting so that the Chair can make a recommendation to the Chair of Research Committee prior to the meeting date.

Stage 1 to Stage 2 PhD transfers

Students applying to transfer from Stage 1 to Stage 2 the PhD program should liaise with their supervisor to

(a)    Complete an application form (available here) and any supporting documentation and distribute to their research supervisor and Research Doctoral Studies Panel (DSP) members prior to meeting with them

(b)   Applicants for S1-S2 PhD transfer are expected to show substantial research progress and to demonstrate this in the supporting documentation. Students should submit drafts of two thesis chapters, e.g., Literature Review Chapter and a Methods Chapter or Results Chapter. Students pursuing the alternative format thesis may submit a draft Literature Review Chapter and a draft research MS submitted to a journal for publication.

(c)    Organize a meeting of their DSP to update the DSP members on their research progress. The Chair of the DSP will make a formal recommendation to the Research Committee on the transfer. The Research Supervisor will make a separate recommendation to the Research Committee on the transfer.

(d)   Submit the completed application form and any supporting documentation to Mary (Mary.Boyle@ucd.ie) in advance of the Research Committee meeting date. (See submission dates above)

 

Please ensure that you complete the application form first and distribute this with any supporting materials to the DSP members in advance of the DSP meeting so that all members of academic staff contributing to the assessment process (the DSP and the Research Committee members) have access to the same documents. Please schedule your DSP meeting so that the Chair can make a recommendation to the Chair of Research Committee prior to the meeting date.

Information for Research Supervisors

Postgraduate students who are applying to transfer from Mlitt to Stage1 PhD or from Stage 1 to Stage 2 PhD must complete an application form which should be endorsed and signed by their Research Supervisor. Additionally, the Research Supervisor is asked to submit a letter to the Research Committee detailing the student’s progress to date and making a formal recommendation on the transfer. Please use the form available here and submit to Mary (mary.boyle@ucd.ie) in time for Research Committee meeting (See submission dates above).