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PhD (Business Information Systems) University College Cork



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Course info


The PhD (Business Information Systems) is a full-time programme taken over four years (48 months) from the date of first registration for the programme.

Programme Learning Outcomes for PhD (Business Information Systems) (NFQ Level 10, Major Award)

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Critically discuss both seminal and emerging Information Systems research issues and topics;
  • Critically analyse research literature in the Information Systems field in order to identify and articulate gaps in current knowledge;
  • Identify and synthesise relevant literature to effectively theorise Information Systems phenomena;
  • Select, articulate and justify methodological choices for achieving particular research objectives in the Information Systems field;
  • Conduct empirical research through the gathering and analysis of data in a fashion commensurate with the highest international academic standards of methodological rigour and transparency;
  • Effectively document and communicate the context, objectives, methodology, findings and implications of original research;
  • Make an original and significant contribution to the Information Systems research literature based on empirical research;
  • Clearly describe the academic and practical contributions and implications of their research, the limitations of their research, and appropriate directions for future research.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MSc (Information Systems Research Practice) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Communicate and work effectively to a high professional standard;
  • Demonstrate advanced analytical and problem solving skills associated with effective practice;
  • Engage in advanced application of frameworks and techniques in organizational settings;
  • Make an original and significant contribution to the Information Systems body of knowledge.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD (Business Information Systems).

Full Time (48 months)

Tuition fees

€15,130.00 (13,41,523) per year

EU fee (Year 1): €10,630; Years 2 to 4: €5,900

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




University College Cork

College Road,



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

In the case of the PhD (Business Information Systems) a candidate must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours, Grade I, in an approved primary or Master's Degree to gain entry to the programme.

IELTS: 6.5 Minimum individual sections 5.5

TOEFL 90: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing 17

Cambridge Proficiency Exam: Grade C

Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade B

Pearson PTE: Minimum Score of 63 with no section score below 59

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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