Business & Law - Research
CKN19 PhD (Track) - Law (Full-Time)
CKN20 PhD (Track) - Law (Part-Time)
PhD applicants need an honours level degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum of a 2H1 (second class honours, grade 1) to apply.
Master by Research applicants need an honours level degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum of a 2H2 (second class honours, grade 2) to apply.
Check our qualification comparison website for equivalencies at https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/.
Check our English language requirements at https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/comparison/english/postgraduate/.
Although students generally choose a topic for their research from their degree discipline you are not restricted to your primary degree subjects.
Find a supervisory team
Once applicants know which area or topic they wish to research, they then need to find a supervisor. This site offers a list of academics listed under a wide range of schools/departments/disciplines http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/.
Applicants can also contact UCC Department/Schools relevant to that area of research and check the availability of appropriate supervisors https://www.ucc.ie/en/schoolsdepartments/ .
You must choose a supervisor and discuss your prospective research with them before applying. Your supervisor will let you know if you need to prepare a research proposal and will need to approve your proposal before you submit it. You may need to submit this proposal directly to the School/Department and/or submit it with your online application. Applicants who apply to research programmes in Arts, Celtics Studies and Social Sciences, Law and Medicine & Health are required to submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words, and in Business a proposal of approximately 500 words is required.
After confirming your research area and supervisory arrangements (as detailed via How to Apply - Application link below) applicants apply online at the UCC application portal. There is a €50 application fee for applications.