Business - Research

We are a research-intensive business school, proactively driven to produce groundbreaking research that has vital and immediate real-world application.

Our research meets head-on the strategic and operational challenges ahead for modern organisations.

We focus intensively on real business world problems. Our strong suite of specialisms, led by dynamic research groups of academics, business specialists, researchers and educators, means we can work across the disciplines to bring practical, mutli-dimensional solutions to modern business problems.

We harness the deep academic expertise within our faculty, our very active industry relationships, and the strength of our international partners' research experience.

As a result, we are national leaders in translating research knowledge into tangible benefits for Ireland's island economy and the Eastern Corridor.

Entry requirements

To register for a Postgraduate Research programme, a candidate must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic. See

•PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master's degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

•PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master's degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, grade one, may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD. Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

•Master's by Research: Candidates holding a primary degree equivalent to a second-class honours, grade two, may apply for entry on the research Master's register. Students on the Master's register may apply for transfer to the PhD Register under the same conditions, and using the same procedure, as PhD-track candidates requesting confirmation on the PhD register.

English Language Requirements


DCB01 PhD - Business Studies (Part-Time)
DCB02 PhD - Business Studies (Full-Time)
DCB05 PhD-track - Business (Full-Time)
DCB06 PhD-track - Business (Part-Time)
DCB08 MPhil (Business) (Full-Time)
DCB09 MPhil (Business) (Part-time)

Further enquiries

DCUBS School Office
Room Q160
DCU Business School
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Phone +353 1 700 5265
Fax +353 1 700 5446

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