What will I learn?

The PhD in Quantitative Social Sciences (QSS) programme is a course of study that focuses on quantitative research techniques applied to research questions in Social Science, with a specific focus on Economics, Politics, International Relations and Development Studies.

The programme integrates the perspectives and research methods of various disciplines such as Economics, Politics and Statistics. QSS provides students with rigorous training in quantitative research, with an emphasis on written and oral communication about research techniques and findings applicable to applied research questions in Social Science.

Students with a quantitative background in any area can undertake the programme. They will undertake various quantitative social science modules offered by UCD School of Politics & International Relations and School of Economics. They may also choose modules that is relevant to their own research interest in other UCD Schools.

Structured PhD Programme in Quantitative Social Sciences

The PhD QSS programme is a thematic, structured programmes. Doctoral studies at UCD comprise two stages:

Stage 1 is a period when you define your research plan, develop your research skills and initiate original research work for your doctorate.

Stage 2 is primarily dedicated to continuing your original doctoral research but may also include some advanced education and training.

Which department am I in?

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Study options

Full Time (3 - 4 years)

Tuition fees
€12,180.00 (US$ 13,435) per year

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

Start date

20 January 2020

Venue

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

Room D104, Newman,

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible to enter one of UCD’s PhD programmes, a candidate must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree.  In some cases, a Master’s degree may also be required. In certain cases, a candidate may be able to provide other evidence to the School in order to satisfy the entry requirements of the programme. English language requirements: IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

For international students

To be eligible to enter one of UCD’s PhD programmes, a candidate must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree. In some cases, a Master’s degree may also be required. In certain cases, a candidate may be able to provide other evidence to the School in order to satisfy the entry requirements of the programme.

English language requirements: IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version; A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +. In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (IBT).

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