The primary purpose of Master’s level research is to develop in the student the skills and competencies required to conduct research and may but, does not necessarily, result in the creation of new knowledge.
A doctoral degree (NFQ level 10) is awarded where the outcome of the research makes an original and substantial contribution to knowledge. UCD offers two doctoral degrees:
UCD has a focus on 6 strategic research priorities, which address critical global research challenges
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3 minute overview of Research Programmes at UCD, by Dr Emer Cunningham, Graduate Education Development Manager