PhD by Research
PhD in Applied Psychology (Research) Guide for Applicants:
Applications for our PhD programme are welcome throughout the year. However, the University has identified four official starting dates for PhDs: October, January, April and July. You are advised to apply at least two months before your desired start date to allow your application to be officially processed in time for the start date.
Perspective students are encouraged to have a look at our staff profiles and identify at least one supervisor they are interested in potentially working with https://www.ucc.ie/en/apsych/people/. Each student is required to have at least two academic supervisors. You may have a supervisor from Applied Psychology and another department or University. Sending a brief CV and cover letter will help the staff member to get a sense of the background of the candidate.
This proposal will be reviewed by the School of Applied Psychology Graduate Studies Committee before a student can be accepted to the programme.
If the PhD Proposal is approved, applicants must then also apply formally through the UCC application process here: www.ucc.ie/apply.
Further information on fees may be found here.
PhD Students can register on a full-time or part-time basis.