Commerce - Research

Course overview
The strong and expanding doctoral programme in the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics offers participants a combination of advanced independent research, backed by structured training, which is delivered mainly in the first year. The central work involves the planning, execution, and defence of a major thesis, satisfying internal and external examiners that the thesis is a work of serious scholarship. The doctoral programme equips participants with substantial research and writing experience, as well as developing an in-depth expertise in their chosen field. The topic of the thesis is agreed between the student and their supervisor(s) and typically links to the research interests of the supervisor. Acceptance on the programme is subject to finding a suitable supervisor.

Check the Cairnes School web site for more information about areas of research expertise within the Cairnes School. If you are interested in undertaking a PhD, contact the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics who will deal with your enquiry and look up the following resourse in order to find a potential research supervisors in your area of interest:

Entry requirements

Second Class Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree, Grade 2 or higher (or equivalent international qualification). Other similar level of academic achievement in an equivalent business degree.

Application dates

MComm (full-time) 1MC1; MComm (pPart-time) 1MC2
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System


MComm (full-time) 1MC1; MComm (pPart-time) 1MC2

MComm, full-time
MComm, part-time


Research Areas

Accounting and Finance
Management Information Systems

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PhD MPhil MComm

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time,Part time

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