The main aims of the programme are: the creation and interpretation of new knowledge through original research or other advanced scholarship, or of a quality to satisfy peer review, extend the forefront of the discipline and merit publication; a systematic acquisition and understanding of a substantial body of knowledge which is at the forefront of the academic discipline; the general ability to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of the discipline, and to adjust the project design in the light of unforeseen problems; a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry appropriate to the discipline.
The award is assessed through submission of a written thesis or equivalent for practice based disciplines and an oral examination with a panel of examiners (viva voce). The viva is compulsory for PhD.
Honours degree or equivalent qualifications.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With no element lower than 5.5|
For more detail about our English language requirements, including details of the University's Summer Pre-Sessional English language courses, see our website.
Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£4635||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£4635||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£4635||Year 1|