PhD Research Projects are advertised opportunities to examine a pre-defined topic or answer a stated research question. Some projects may also provide scope for you to propose your own ideas and approaches.
This project has funding attached, subject to eligibility criteria. Applications for the project are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates, but its funding may be restricted to a limited set of nationalities. You should check the project and department details for more information.
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Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.
An Irish PhD usually takes 3-4 years. Traditional doctorates focus primarily on independent research; structured programmes include additional classes and a greater focus on transferable skills. Most students initially register for an MPhil degree before upgrading to the status of PhD candidate and completing their thesis. This will be assessed through an oral viva voce process involving two examiners.