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School Description:
Trinity Business School is recognized for its unique and innovative degree programmes, commitment to research-based teaching, internationalism, strong relationships with Irish and global organizations in the private, public and voluntary sectors and for an intimate, tutorially-oriented educational philosophy. 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.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally have an excellent primary degree, and / or professional qualification, in a relevant discipline from a reputable institution. In addition, PhD applicants should have an excellent Masters degree from a reputable institution. All applicants must have a fluent command of the English language. Since the demand for places is extremely high, these minimum requirements do not guarantee admission. Preference is given to the strongest academic applicants.

Duration

The Doctoral Degree Programme is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.

Further enquiries

Trinity Business School
•Dean of Trinity Business School : Professor Andrew Burke
•Director of Teaching & Learning (Postgraduate): Prof. Joseph Mc Donagh
•Telephone: +353-1-896 1027
•Email: PhD.Business@tcd.ie
•Url: https://www.tcd.ie/business/doctoral/index.php

Comment

In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to register retrospectively. Applicants wishing to be considered for retrospective admission should contact the Graduate Studies Office by emailing research.admissions@tcd.ie

Application date

Before You Apply

You are encouraged to read carefully the wide range of information about pursuing a higher degree by research at Trinity College Dublin provided by the Graduate Studies Office. We also recommend that you familiarize yourself with the specific regulations relating to higher degrees by research set out in the Trinity College Calendar Part III.

It is important to be aware that preference is generally given to students who want to work in areas of research in which a potential supervisor has an existing research interest. Please review the information on finding a supervisor and the research interests of our supervising faculty members.

When to Apply

You may apply at any point between the application being opened in the autumn and the closing deadline of 30th June. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as supervisor capacity may be limited.

If you intend to study full-time and also intend applying for either Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships or Postgraduate Studentships you are required to submit your formal application for the Doctoral Programme no later than 30th April. These awards are highly competitive and you are advised to start preparing a high-quality application well in advance of this deadline.

If you envisage that your research will involve the collection and analysis of larger amounts of quantitative data you may wish to enrol for the Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics. The closing date to apply for this course is 30th June.

How to Apply

Applications should be made via our online application system. Go the the 'Application Weblink' below to choose the relevant degree and submit an application:

Please ensure that you provide all the documents required when making your online application. This must include:

•Two academic references;

•Academic transcripts which must be certified by the issuing body;

•A certified copy of degree certificate(s);

•A certified certificate of English Language Competency if English is not your first language (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS);

•Your research proposal

Applicants who have already been successful during a research grant interview or screening process (e.g. IRCSET, IRCHSS, Funded Research Positions, etc.) should provide relevant details as part of the application process. The online application process is mandatory even if your funding has been secured.

There is an online application fee of €55.

If you encounter difficulties in filing the relevant documentation you should direct your query to the Research Admissions Office . Please note that applications that are deemed incomplete due to the absence of key supporting documents will not proceed to the Doctoral Programme Committee for review.

Once you have submitted an online application you will be sent an acknowledgement email to the email address you provided when setting up your user account on the application system. The applicant portal will allow you to send and receive communications in respect of your application to Trinity College Dublin. You will be able to track the progress of your application at every stage of the admissions process, update your personal information, view decisions made on your application(s) and accept any offers you receive. For further information see: https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

Research areas

School Description:
Trinity Business School is recognized for its unique and innovative degree programmes, commitment to research-based teaching, internationalism, strong relationships with Irish and global organizations in the private, public and voluntary sectors and for an intimate, tutorially-oriented educational philosophy. 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.

Enrolment and start dates

September 2020 Entry

Doctor in Philosophy, Business (Part-Time)
Doctor in Philosophy, Business (Full-Time)
Master in Letters in School of Business (Part-Time)
Master in Letters in School of Business (Full-Time)
Master in Science in School of Business (Part-Time)
Master in Science in School of Business (Full-Time)

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