Ph.D. On Campus

Doctoral Programme

Trinity College Dublin

48 months
10712 EUR/year
6391 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Our Doctoral Programme at Trinity College Dublin  is an integral element of our rich and enduring research culture and traditions. Our phd students come from over 20 countries and are  formed in an international learning environment that is intensive, collaborative, enjoyable, and results-oriented.


Throughout your time on the  Doctoral Programme at Trinity College Dublin , you will be encouraged to avail of courses focused on developing a range of generic and transferable skills. Many of our PhD students are employed as teaching assistants, providing assistance to lecturers throughout the school. We run a Teaching Assistants Programme to help you learn the skills of academic teaching and additional courses are provided by the University’s Centre for Academic Practice & Student Learning.

Faculty Research Interests

Below are the research interests of academic staff engaged in supervising PhD students within Trinity Business School. If you are interested in a particular research theme or a specific research project, please make direct contact with the staff member in question. In some cases, staff members may have access to funding for doctoral research purposes.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Philosophy and Practice of Management Research
  • Publishing and Professional Practice in Management Research
  • Qualitative Data Collection and Recording / Analysing Qualitative Data
  • Computerized qualitative data analysis
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  •  Quantitative Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You may apply at any point between the application being opened in the autumn and the closing deadline of 30th June. Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible as supervisor capacity may be limited.




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must normally have an excellent honors primary degree (2.I or higher), and / or professional qualification, in a relevant discipline from a reputable institution.  In addition, PhD applicants should have an excellent Masters degree (minimum 65% average grade and also include a dissertation component)

Please ensure that you provide all the documents required when making your online application.  This must include:

  • Two academic references;
  • Academic transcripts which must be certified by the issuing body;
  • A certified copy of degree certificate(s);
  • A certified certificate of English Language Competency if English is not your first language (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS);
  • Your research proposal

  • Applicants who have already been successful during a research grant interview or screening process (e.g. IRCSET, IRCHSS, Funded Research Positions, etc.) should provide relevant details as part of the application process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10712 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10712 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6391 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6391 EUR per year during 48 months.

Part Time: EU: €4,475, Non EU: €7,431

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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