Structured PhD (Business, Public Policy) - full-time and part-time

College of Business, Public Policy, & Law,
J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

Course overview

The Structured PhD is available as a 4-year full time programme and as a 6 year part-time programme (360 ECTS).

New entrants will normally register for the programme in September of each year.

Each student must obtain 30 ECTS through “structured” modules having a taught or “skills” component.  The thesis remains central to the award of the PhD. The remaining ECTS are derived from the research component.

Optional Modules:
Students select modules in consultation with their Supervisor and/or Graduate Research Committee from the catalogue of PhD modules

Programmes available

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)

Structured PhD (part-time, six years)

Entry requirements

Masters degree to honours standard (or equivalent international qualification). Other evidence that signifies suitability for the programme.

Areas of interest

Broad areas of Research interest 

School of Business:
Accounting and Finance
Management Information Systems

Researcher profiles

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Current project

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Fees for this course

EU: €4,275 p.a. 2016/17

Non-EU: €13,250 p.a. 2016/17


Current Students

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Current Students

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