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Structured PhD

The UCD Structured PhD enables UCD PhD students achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. Making a substantial and original contribution to knowledge, normally leading to peer-reviewed publications remains the core objective of doctoral studies.

The UCD Structured PhD includes several innovative measures designed to support you in achieving your academic and professional objectives.

A PhD typically takes 4 years full-time and 6 years part time to complete. The examination of for the degree of PhD is based on a description of the candidate’s research written up as a theses and defended in a viva voce (oral examination).

Entry requirements

The minimum entrance requirement for entry onto the PhD programme is a B+ or GPA (3.6) at MA level in History or a cognate discipline, together with a strong undergraduate degree (a first or a high 2:1). You should have completed a sizable dissertation as part of your MA degree. Students whose first language is not English will also be asked to submit evidence of their language competency.

Duration

Z125/Z126: 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.

Further enquiries

If you have any questions about the applications process, or simply would like to explore the possibility of pursuing a PhD informally, please feel free to contact history@ucd.ie

Comment

If you have any questions about the applications process, or simply would like to explore the possibility of pursuing a PhD informally, please feel free to contact history@ucd.ie

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: To be agreed with School

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