This is a 3-4 year full-time PhD Programme and students have to adhere to all UCD and relevant College-level requirements of a structured PhD.
Some general information on UCD Structured PhDs is available here.
We recommend students follow the process below:
Term one: Students are registered to both institutions, but will start their studies at UCD. It is recommended that students take at least 15-20 credits of taught modules (Level 4 & 5) in the first term at UCD. Students will work closely with their supervisor on the first draft of their research plan.
Term two: Students will conduct research at the partner institution under supervision of their local supervisors. Credits for research will be recorded.
Term three: Students return to UCD to acquire the final outstanding taught credits, which will have to amount to 30 by the end of term three. Students have to liaison with their supervisor and their Doctoral Studies Panel at UCD to prepare for their transfer assessment, which has to take place in the 3rd term of the PhD programme.
Term four & five: Students will go back to the partner institutions, work closely with their supervisors and will finalise their dissertation.
Term six: Students come to UCD to finalise and submit their dissertation.
Core Module: Students have to obtain in total 30 credits through taught modules. Students on this PhD programme will have to attend and have to successfully pass the core module 'Development PhD Roundtable GHSH50050' (5 credits).
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Summary Of The Programme Structure
- Students are registered as full-time PhD students in UCD
- Students undertake a structured PhD programme
- Required training in six modules including research design, methods, and research specific areas
- Students spend up to 13 weeks per year (one semester) in UCD, and the remainder of their time in their home institution
- UCD training – students complete course work, stage two transfers, full assessment from beginning to completion; completion of a Research and Professional development training programme
- Home Institute – students execute their research project under supervision in their home location; students are expected to continue to support home institutions