Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded for original research work which is publishable in whole or in part. Students must be registered for PhD for a minimum of three years full-time. All UCC PhDs are now structured in nature which means all students must take 15 credits of coursework during the PhD with no more than 10 credits consisting of courses external to UCC. The maximum for coursework in a three-year PhD is 30 credits.
For further details on regulations, consult the College Calendar entry.