Business & Management - Research
The objective of the structured research programme in Business is to create a framework which complements and supports independent research, whilst providing milestones through which the graduate student will advance, and structured educational inputs to support and develop the student. In doing so, the student will be provided with a robust structure for guiding them through the key stages of the PhD programme towards completion. The students will be introduced to the components of advanced research and will be encouraged to actively participate in academic communication and publishing where applicable. The rigorous nature of the structure aims to ultimately extend the students capability to contribute to theory and develop new knowledge as they proceed through their research project. Alongside exceptional research training and support, the structured doctorate in business, design and mediation also aims to provide research graduates with the requisite skills to engage with broader business and civil communities outside academic contexts.
Mlitt applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62
National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850
For entry to the PhD programmes, applicants normally require a Masters Degree (Honours). Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
•IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
•TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
•TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
•PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850
The student, on registration, holds an introductory meeting with the primary supervisor and / or a research committee, where a customised and individualised programme of research investigation is balanced with supporting taught modules. These supported modules are identified from a suite of modules that make up the structured PhD programme in Business. Annual progress reviews are part of the doctoral programme in Business and completion of requisite generic/transferable skills modules will be taken into account when assessing student progress. Students will not be permitted to submit their thesis (or equivalent) for examination without having accumulated the required amount of credits. Progress considered to be unsatisfactory may lead to a recommendation to change registration from PhD to a Research Masters or to discontinue studies at the University.
In addition to developing their own research topic with their supervisor(s), students' will be required to take 30 credits worth of modules over the duration of their programme of doctoral research. 15 of these will be generic/transferable modules, and 15 in subject/specialist modules. Applicants should note that MN810 is not available to Business students.
MH02D PhD 4 years Full-time
MH03D PhD 6 years Part-time
MH04D MLitt by Research 2 years Full-time
MH05D MLitt by Research 3 years Part-time
In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
Commences September (or other agreed time)
Post Course Info
MLitt Graduates usually move into Consulting, Senior Management and Academic posts.
Graduates with Business PhDs usually move into consulting, senior management, and academic posts.
Information on research interests can be found at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/school-business/our-research. Students should make direct contact with research active academics in advance of making a research proposal.
Other specialist areas
Proposals will also be considered in Human Resources Management and Marketing.