UCC Research Courses

 

 

PhD*

The UCC Structured PhD - Compulsory Requirements

 

Master by Research

UCC offers a variety of different models of research Masters courses

Supervision   

All research students are supported by a Supervisory Team, containing a minimum of two Supervisors, or a Supervisor and Advisor.

More information on supervsion is available in: Models of Supervision at UCC

 

All research students are supported by a Supervisory Team, containing a minimum of two Supervisors, or a Supervisor and Advisor.

More information on supervsion is available in: Models of Supervision at UCC

 

Progression

PhD students must undergo a progress review each year, co-ordinated by their local Graduate Studies Committee, in accordance with UCC’s Progress Review Policy for Research Students. 

More information on progession is available in: Progress Review Policy for Research Students

 

Students registered for a Master by Research course will be required to undertake a progress review if they are registered for more than one calendar year, in accordance with UCC’s Progress Review Policy for Research Students. 

More information on progession is available in: Progress Review Policy for Research Students

Workshop & Support         

In addition to university level workshops, local academic Schools and Departments also offer workshops and other events for research students. Research students are advised to enquire via their Supervisory Team.

 

In addition to university level workshops, local academic Schools and Departments also offer workshops and other events for research students. Research students are advised to enquire via their Supervisory Team.

Duration

The minimum duration of a PhD course is 3 years full-time, and 6 years part time. The maximum duration of a PhD course is 6 years.

 

 

The minimum duration of a Master by Research course is 1 year full-time, and 2 years part time. The maximum duration of the course is determined by the approved registration period for each course, which varies by College.

Please refer to the University Calendar for further details.

Credits

Overall credits

PhD candidates undertake an equivalent student workload of 90 ECTS credits for each calendar year of full-time research, or proportional equivalent for part-time students. Students will complete a minimum of 270 credits (3 years, full-time) and a maximum of 360 credits, for consideration for the award of PhD.

Credits of Coursework

PhD students are required to take a minimum level of 15 credits of coursework and training, by registering for Postgraduate Training Modules. For a 3 year PhD, the maximum number of module credits that can be undertaken is 30 credits. For a 4 year PhD, the maximum number of credits that can be undertaken is 90 credits. Full details on modules .

Modules are not guaranteed to run every year, therefore advance planning is recommended.

    

Overall Credits

Candidates undertake a student workload equivalent to 90 ECTS credits for each calendar year of full-time research, or proportional equivalent for part-time students. Students will complete minimum student workload equivalent to 90 credits (1 year full-time, or 2 years part-time) and a maximum workload equivalent to 180 credits, for consideration for the award of Master.

Training Modules

While not a compulsory element, a number of Postgraduate Training Modules are available to Research Masters candidates to provide them with research and transferable skills. Full details on modules .

Modules are not guaranteed to run every year, therefore advance planning is recommended.

 

 

* Other Doctoral Courses

Thematic PhDs

Practitioner Doctorates

PhD by Prior Published Work

Other

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