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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.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is very academically challenging and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements.

Applicants will need to hold:
•at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country
•a fluent command of the English language

Some courses may require higher standards or require you to take further tests or attend an interview.

Postgraduate Research Degrees
All students undertaking a research degree are assigned to a single principal supervisor. The supervisor's role is essentially that of an academic guide and mentor.

If you plan to carry out your degree by research, you are advised to contact the appropriate School with your research proposal and arrange a suitable supervisor before submitting your application. You should initially consult the School website for further information.

Research students are placed either directly on the Ph.D. register or on the Masters register. Research students on the Masters register may then transfer to the Ph.D. register if their progress has been satisfactory. Such transfers usually occur during the second year of full-time study.

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.

Further enquiries

Programme Director:

Professor Joe McDonagh
Trinity Business School
Room 4.16, Aras an Phiarsaigh
Trinity College, Dublin 2
Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)1 896 2330
Fax: +353 (0)1 679 9503
Email: Joe.McDonagh@tcd.ie

Programme Administrator:

Ms. Samantha Peavoy
Trinity Business School
Room 3.09, Aras an Phiarsaigh
Trinity College, Dublin 2
Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)1 896 1027
Fax: +353 (0)1 679 9503
Email: peavoys@tcd.ie

If you have queries about the application process please contact us at
peavoys@tcd.ie or +353-1-896 1027

Comment

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 date

When to Apply
Trinity Business School has a dual intake of new students, pursuing higher degrees by research, in March and September each year. The closing date for receipt of completed applications to join the Doctoral Programme for March intake is 31st December and for September intake is 30th June. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as supervisory 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. Click on the box below to choose the relevant degree and submit an application:

PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN ELECTRONIC APPLCIATION, ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE MET THE SPECIFIC PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS LAID DOWN BY TRINITY BUSINESS SCHOOL.

Applicants should consult Trinity Business Schools website (https://www.tcd.ie/business/doctoral/index.php) for further information about the School
and how to apply to the Doctoral Degree Programme - view link below.

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

Research areas

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.

Enrolment and start dates

March 2018 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)

September 2018 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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