Once you have the agreement of an academic member of staff to support your PhD application, the School will be able to advise you on the required application process. More details here
Stage 1 is a period when you define your research plan, develop your research skills and initiate original research work for your doctorate.
Tip: the Student Desk can help with many initial queries
Tip: Your Career & Skills Consultant can assist with interview preparation
Tip: Refer to the Research Student Handbook and work with your Supervisor on STA preparation.
Stage 2 is primarily dedicated to continuing your original doctoral research but may also include some advanced education and training.
Submission of Final Thesis
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Graduate research students at UCD benefit from a dedicated Career & Skills Consultant
UCD's dedicated Student Adviser for graduate research students is available to support you throughout your studies
This timeline may be different if you attend part-time or are granted an Extension/Leave of Absence
Note: all details are for informational purposes only. In case of discrepancy with any UCD policy or regulation, the official document will take precedence.
View a useful summary of guidance and policies on graduate research programmes