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 candidates research written up as a theses and defended in a viva voce (oral examination).