The Irish World Academy is a major international centre for PhD and Masters research across a broad range of academic disciplines, focusing on music and dance, but not exclusively so. Research students work with supervisors across the Academy – at times, supervisory input from across the University and wider afield is sought. There are currently over 60 research students at the Academy. The Academy provides a comprehensive support infrastructure for research students, including;
- A desk in a dedicated research area
- Access to Tower and Logos seminars and other research focused events and classes
- Funding opportunities
- Teaching opportunities
- Performance opportunities
- Financial support for conferences
These are provided in addition to the many supports and opportunities for professional development offered by the University of Limerick through the Graduate School and other offices. In addition to carrying out research, students enrolled on an MA by Research take part in generic/transferrable skills training, including, for example, research methodologies and statistics, interview skills and career planning, bibliographical management, academic writing and research networking.