Structured PhD (Education)

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies,
School of Education

Course overview

The Structured PhD in Education is a four-year, full-time programme. 


The credit rating of the dissertation amounts to 290 ECTS within an overall framework of 360 ECTS spread over 4 years. 70 ECTS will be allocated to modules, thus allowing for each student’s course to be tailored to the research needs of her/his dissertation topic and to a menu of available modules. Chosen modules must encompass weightings of 40 ECTS from discipline- or dissertation-specific activities and 30 ECTS weighted courses taken from a menu of transferable/generic skills.

Programmes available

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)
Structured PhD (full-time, six years)

Entry requirements

Candidates would normally have obtained a qualification in an area related to Education to at least Upper Second Class Honours level (or equivalent international qualification).

Researcher profiles

School of Education Research Theme leaders, and their contact details, may be found here.

Find out more

PAC code

GYG40 full-time
GYG68 part-time
Important: apply by mid-July 2012 for entry September 2012

Current project

Details regarding the School of Education research themes and projects are available here

Fees for this course

EU: €4,275 p.a. 2016/17

Non-EU: €13,250 p.a. 2016/17