The College of Business and Law Scholarship for Masters by Research in Business

At a glance

  • Value: €5,770
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this scholarship
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Masters by Research: Research can be undertaken in any of the main disciplines of the Commerce Faculty and involves writing a thesis of approximately 40,000 words under academic supervision in the relevant discipline.

Value of Fellowship: The Scholarship will be valued at €5,770, which will cover the student’s fees for the Masters by Research. It will be tenable for one year and is non-renewable.

Supports: At least one member of the academic staff of the relevant Commerce discipline will act as academic supervisor to the student, and will be available for regular consultation meetings and will give feedback on draft work. A second member of the academic staff will act in a more general advisory role. The student will have access to the postgraduate research student facilities in the relevant Department.

Progress Review and Completion: The progress of the student will be monitored by the Commerce Faculty in conjunction with the supervisor(s). A formal oral presentation will be required after 6 months. The student will be expected to submit the completed thesis for examination after 12 months.

In cases where there is potential for the project to progress to PhD standard, the student may (with the support of the Department and supervisor) apply to progress to a PhD (without submitting a completed thesis for examination). All such applications will be considered by the relevant Department. Approval of progression to PhD does not carry automatic approval of funding for the additional two years; students would have to apply separately for any such competitive scholarship schemes as may be available at that time.

Applications will be assessed by the Research Committee of the Commerce Faculty in conjunction with the relevant Department. Criteria will be based on the marks achieved in the qualification on which entry onto the Research Masters is based.

Note: These awards are funded from endowments made by the respective donors to the University for awards to be made in perpetuity. The funds donated are invested, and the annual income is the amount available for the award. Due to fluctuation in the investment market, the amounts available from year to year may vary, upwards and downwards; for this reason, the value of any award referred to in this section is indicative only, and may be higher or lower when the amount of the award is completed.


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