Business - Research

Trinity College Dublin

Business - Research

The School’s mission is to educate the most able school leavers, postgraduates and experienced managers, providing each with the best disciplinary competence in business and management as well as a critical and inquiring understanding of organizations. The School’s vision is to be a leading, internationally ranked, centre of research, teaching and executive education located in Ireland. The School offers a range of postgraduate opportunities for research degree students and for experienced managers.

Doctoral Degree Programme
Trinity Business School offers outstanding students the opportunity to pursue advanced research, leading to the award of an M.Litt., M.Sc., or Ph.D. degree. The Doctoral Degree Programme at Trinity Business School is focused on educating and training postgraduate students for careers in business research and in international business schools.

Currently, there are 55 students enrolled on the Research Degree Programme. The School attracts students with diverse backgrounds from around the world including some who have completed a master's degree in business or management, those who have gained practical experience at a managerial level since completion of an undergraduate degree, and those who work as researchers and lecturers in a university setting.

The Doctoral Degree Programme is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis. The broad aim of the Doctoral Degree Programme is to develop the student's ability to excel in an academic environment. The successful student may graduate with an M.Litt., M.Sc. or PhD degree.

Application dates

Research Applications
No closing dates apply for application for higher degrees by research but there are only two registration periods (September and March). Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible prior to their chosen registration period as supervisory capacity may be limited.

Applicants should consult Trinity Business Schools website ( for further information about the School and how to apply to the Doctoral Degree Programme (

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2024

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time

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