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

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Programmes Available

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


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

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

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

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Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

Broad areas of Research interest:

J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Information Systems

Researcher Profiles

For a full list of staff, their respective research areas and web pages please visit:

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,166 (tuition €5,026 + student levy €140) p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Non EU

€14,166 p.a. 2022/23

Extra Information

EU Part time: Year 1 €3,491 (inclusive of student levy €140) p.a. 2022/23

All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy €140.

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