Ph.D. Degrees in Doctor of Philosophy in Ireland

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Studying Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. (also PhD, Doctor of Philosophy) is the highest postgraduate degree that can be achieved at universities. People awarded with a PhD are normally allowed to have a teaching position at a university.

The Ph.D. is a scientific research doctorate or doctorate studies with a duration of typically three to five years. Despite its name, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is not limited to philosophy related studies but is awarded in most disciplines. The discipline name is usually attached with an "in" to the title (e.g. Ph.D. in Economics).

Typically, a Ph.D. degree is pursued after completion of a Master's programme. However, in some cases it is already possible to pursue a PhD after achieving a Bachelor's degree. In the UK, Ph.D. candiates usually enrol for a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) course first.

After a short period of typically one year, the supervisor decides upon an acceptance to the Ph.D. programme.

Studying in Ireland

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35 Doctor of Philosophy PhDs in Ireland

Ph.D. Classics

The aim of this Classics programme at Maynooth University is to provide students with a professional training in academic research in Classics, and to develop their capacity to contribute to international scholarship in the discipline in an original and effective fashion.

Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy
Ph.D. Global Human Development

The PhD in Global Human Development from University College Dublin is part of the Human Development Initiative (HDI). HDI aims to promote and foster development education, produce quality research in partnership with southern universities and raise awareness of contemporary development issues through various outreach programmes.

School of Politics and International Relation
Ph.D. Law

Coming to UCD Law School creates the possibility of expert supervision by leading researchers in a wide variety of fields.

UCD Sutherland School of Law