What will I learn?

The Structured PhD is a 4-year full time programme (360 ECTS).

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

Each student must obtain a minimum of 30 ECTS through ‘structured’ modules having a taught or ‘skills’ component, and a maximum of 90 ECTS, but a recommended normal maximum of 45 ECTS. The thesis remains central to the award of the PhD.

Optional Modules:

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

Which department am I in?

College of Business, Public Policy and Law

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€14,250.00 (US$ 16,094) per year

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

Start date

10 January 2022, 5 September 2022

Venue

National University of Ireland, Galway

University Road,

Galway,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

PhD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

For international students

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

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About National University of Ireland

While situated in one of the smaller university cities globally, NUI Galway has a far-reaching reputation for excellent research and study programmes.

  • Four excellent colleges offering a wide selection of courses
  • Excellent reputation for teaching excellence and research
  • Exceptionally high graduate employment rates
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