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University College Cork PhD Research Position for EU Candidates in Ireland

Applications are being accepted from the EU candidates for PhD Research Position. This study program is offered by the University College Cork.

This funding opportunity is available to highly talented EU candidates who have a plan to study a full-time PhD degree programme at the university in Ireland.

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Amazing opportunity for EU students in Ireland.

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The University College Cork was established in 1845 and now has 21,000 students, including 15000 undergraduates and 4400 postgraduate and research students. UCC is a research-intensive, highly competitive university in Ireland.

Why study at the University College Cork?  Candidates will gain the skills and knowledge they need to prepare for their future careers and make a smooth transition from student to professional. They would have access to a world-class atmosphere as well as a variety of cultural activities to help them develop their skills in various fields.

Application Deadline: May 23, 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University College Cork
  • Department: MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute and School of Engineering and Architecture
  • Course Level: PhD/Research
  • Awards: €18,500 per annum
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: EU students
  • The award can be taken in Ireland


  • Eligible Countries: EU
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD position in Mapping the exposure, vulnerability and risk of extreme climate impacts in EU coastal cities
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • First or Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, preferably Civil Engineering.
  • Experience using research methods or other approaches relevant to the subject matter is desirable.
  • An understanding of Coastal Engineering is desirable – from academic modules, work or both.
  • An understanding of risk analysis is also desirable
  • Good communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent academic English writing skills.

 How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Interested applicants must apply by email to Gregorio Iglesias, c/o Grainne Lynch, Professor of Marine Renewable Energy, UCC, Email address: [email protected]
  • Supporting Documents: Your C.V. (Please include details of your Masters and Undergraduate theses, if appropriate), cover letter including a 200-word motivation statement as to how you are best suited to this PhD position
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have a postgraduate degree from a recognized university.
  • Language Requirement: If the applicant‡s first language is not English, they will have to provide evidence of English language proficiency.


The University College Cork will provide a stipend of €18,500 per annum. EU fees and research-related travel are covered by the grant.

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