How can I find a supervisor?
You must first contact the Department where you wish to carry out your research. See the Schools & Departments section of the website for links to the various schools and departments in UCC.
What is "PhD Track"?
PhD track is currently available in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and the College of Business and Law. PhD track is not a qualification in its own right, but is essentially provisional registration for a PhD. In order to progress onto a PhD students will be subject to a review within 12 to 18 months from the date of first registration and will be required to demonstrate progress in the form of 10,000 words minimum written work, as well as defending their work at interview. Students may then on the recommendation of the Head of Department and the Supervisor and with the approval of College progress to a PhD.
How will I receive a decision on my application?
All correspondence about your application is through e-mail. You will receive an email alert from the Postgraduate Applications Centre to check your application status on the 'Application Status' section of the online application system. It is vital that you give the correct email address on your online application and that your email account is working. It is also important that you check your email regularly.
To check the status of your application
- Login to your PAC account
- Go to the MY ACCOUNT section
- Click on Status
Please note if you have a high junk mail filtering option in your e-mail account, e-mails from the Postgraduate Application Centre, Galway and University College Cork may be flagged as Junk. You will need to either reduce the Junk mail filter or else add the Postgraduate Application Centre, Galway (firstname.lastname@example.org) and University College Cork e-mail addresses as two of your safe senders.