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At the Kemmy Business School (KBS) you’ll find a vibrant research environment with faculty who are leaders in their field, and where there is a strong focus on students engaging in translational research – research that has impact and consequences for organisational change and public policy. Students work on their research projects with their supervisor(s)/supervisory team. Research students develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research; skills applicable to a variety of careers in academia, business, government and non-profit organisations.

Many KBS faculty have developed strong research networks and collaborate with scholars around the world. Because our work is relevant to the needs of businesses and organisations throughout the public and third sectors, KBS faculty provide consultation to top businesses and advise policymakers. These connections open doors for students across sectors and both nationally and internationally.

Coupled with its world-wide network of collaborative research partnerships, the KBS offers many benefits to students. All research students are key members of our four cutting-edge research themes under the umbrella theme of “Organisation Science & Public Policy”. More specifically, the four research sub-themes are as follows:

• Work, Knowledge & Employment
• Services Economy & Tourism
• Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Marketing
• Public Policy, Enterprise, Governance & Sustainability

Each theme is lead by two senior academics in the school. More details on the KBS Research themes are available at http://www.ul.ie/business/research/research-themes

Other benefits to consider:
• KBS offers research degrees at both Masters and PhD levels: students can apply and register at any stage of the academic year for a research degree, both part-time and full-time, as applications are considered monthly during the academic year.

• Research activities in the school attract significant support from both industry and national/international funding agencies.

• Upon graduation many KBS graduates take up senior academic posts, or secure positions with government or private sector organisations.

• KBS frequently makes scholarships and stipends available to students interesting in undertaking research degrees at the KBS.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a research degree at the Kemmy Business School – we look forward to meeting you soon. Whatever your future plans, a research degree from the KBS will give you an opportunity to make an impact.

Entry requirements

Requirements for research programmes.
Applicants to research programmes are also advised to meet the minimum requirements listed below or to provide a letter from their proposed supervisor stating that the supervisor is satisfied with the applicant's level of English.

Minimum Requirements
• TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet based) in the TOEFL test

• IELTS - The British Council/University of Cambridge Local Syndicate's test of Academic English, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a composite score in the range of 6-6.5 and not less than 6 in any one component, for entry to degree programmes in the Faculty of Science & Engineering and a composite score in the range of 6.5-7 and not less than 6 in any one component, for entry to programmes in the Faculties of Business, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and Education & Health Sciences.

• Leaving Certificate English at Grade D Ordinary Level or above

• University of Dublin (Trinity College) English Composition (not English Literature) at Pass Level or above

• GCE O Level English Language at Grade C or above

• GCSE English language at Grade C or above

• CSE Grade 1 Pass in English

• Hong Kong Certificate of Education, English Language Syllabus B, Grade C or better

• The following standard in English Language examinations set by certain GCE Examination Boards - any one of

• Board - Grade

• Associated Examining Board (AEB) - C or above

• Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations (Oxford)- C or above

• Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate Syndicate (Cambridge)
- School Certificate Pass in the range 1-6

• University of London University Entrance and School Examinations Council (London)
- School Certificate Pass in the range 1-6

• A pass in the Use of English examinations administered by bodies as listed under GCE Examination Board

• A pass in the Oxford Examining Body's English as a Foreign Language (Higher Paper)

• A pass in English in the Joint Matriculation Board (JMB) Test in English (Overseas) examination

• Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

• One of the following other University of Cambridge ESOL exams:

• a grade C or higher on a Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

• grade A on a Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Further enquiries

Michelle Cunningham
Graduate Centre of Business
Tel: 353 61-202627
Email: michelle.cunningham@ul.ie

Comment

At the Kemmy Business School (KBS) you’ll find a vibrant research environment with faculty who are leaders in their field, and where there is a strong focus on students engaging in translational research – research that has impact and consequences for organisational change and public policy.

Students work on their research projects with their supervisor(s)/ supervisory team. Research students develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research; skills applicable to a variety of careers in academia, business, government and non-profit organisations.

Overview
• The Graduate Research Centre of the Kemmy Business School (KBS), which is home to our full-time PhD and Masters degree students, is situated in the Foundation Building at the University of Limerick (which also houses a large part of the University’s research activity across all faculties). The Centre was established in 1993 with the purpose of ensuring that students engaged in postgraduate research have a “home” and an identity, and to provide the services and infrastructure necessary for their studies. The Centre hosts more than 100 postgraduate students pursuing Masters and PhD degrees across a range of business disciplines. It also embraces a number of research centres which facilitate the grouping of faculty, research fellows, postgraduate students and post-doctorate students who share common research interests.

• All research students are key members of our four cutting-edge research themes under the umbrella theme of “Organisation Science & Public Policy”. Additional information on our thematic approach to research is available at http://www.ul.ie/business/research/research-themes

• KBS offers research degrees at both Masters and PhD levels: students can apply and register at any stage of the academic year for a research degree, both part-time and full-time, as applications are considered monthly during the academic year.

• Upon graduation many KBS graduates take up senior academic posts, or secure positions with government or private sector organisations.

• Whatever your future plans, a research degree from the KBS will give you an opportunity to make an impact.

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