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The PhD Global Health is intended for individuals with a keen interest in global health research. This includes more academic, theory-based research as well as operational, systems and services orientated research through incorporating action research into organisations involved in ongoing global health activities. Given the cross-disciplinary nature of the programme, applications are invited from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds who wish to further advance their research skills and to answer questions that further our understanding of how to best address important challenges for global health.

As Trinity College Dublin has high academic entry requirements for post-graduate courses, applicants to the PhD Global Health need*:

  • To hold a relevant Master’s degree from an Irish University or an equivalent degree from a university in another country

  • A fluent command of the English language (see below)

  • A strong understanding of research principles and methodologies (as assessed by the applicant’s research concept note)

  • Previous experience conducting research in resource-constrained settings is preferable, but not mandatory

    *In exceptional cases, individuals who demonstrate that they have exceeded the above standards through other professional and academic routes may also be considered for the PhD Global Health programme.

English Language Requirements:

All applicants whose first language is not English, must provide supporting documentary evidence of their competence in English. The following test results are recognised:

·       IELTS: Grade 6.5 with no individual band below 6

·       TOEFL: 88 – internet based, 230 computer-based, 570 paper-based

·       Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade C

·       Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: Grade C

Additional information for international students is available from the Graduate Studies Office:


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