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PhD Management and Marketing

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Programme Description

The PhD in Management and Marketing offers you the opportunity to pursue research on a specialist topic in management or marketing.   The PhD is now, effectively, a pre-requisite for a career in academia.

"Since undertaking the PhD programme with the Department of Management & Marketing, I have gained invaluable experience from weekly seminars and workshops run by both the Department and the Humanities. I have also tutored on a number of modules which has both informed my research and enhanced my teaching skills.   There is a great sense of camaraderie between the PhD students and the MSc students.   The Department has been extremely helpful in providing the necessary resources to support us in our undertakings."   PhD Student

The PhD degree is the university's highest academic qualification.  Applicants should normally have a master's degree and an excellent academic record.   It is a hugely valuable qualification for anyone interested in a career in advanced research, academia or consulting.  The degree normally takes a minimum of three years full-time or six years part-time.

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Entry Requirements

Irish/EU Students

To be eligible for consideration for entry to a programme of study and research for the Degree of PhD,

  • a candidate must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours, Grade I, in an approved primary degree.
  • All potential PhD students initially register for the PhD-track programme (CKG83) and after 12-months transfer to a PhD programme (CKN13), subject to demonstrating satisfactory progress at their annual review.
  • All students must take a minimum of 15 credits of coursework and training over the course of the PhD, of which a maximum of 10 credits may consist of courses taken external to UCC.

More Detail visit the Graduate Studies Office website. 

International Students

To be eligible for consideration for entry to a programme of study and research for the Degree of PhD, 

  • a candidate must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours, Grade I, in an approved primary degree. 
  • All potential PhD students initially register for the PhD-track programme (CKG83) and after 12-months transfer to a PhD programme (CKN13), subject to demonstrating satisfactory progress at their annual review. 
  • All students must take a minimum of 15 credits of coursework and training over the course of the PhD, of which a maximum of 10 credits may consist of courses taken external to UCC.

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS: 6.5- with no individual section lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL: 90 - with minimum scores as follows: Listening- 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 17
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam: Grade C
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade B
  • Pearson PTE: Minimum Score of 63 with no section score below 59

More Information - International Education Office website

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Application Process

STEPS IN APPLICATION FOR PHD PROGRAMME

  • After confirming your research area and supervisor in Cork University Business School, students apply at the online application portal.
  • You will need to apply at least three months in advance of your estimated start date.
  • There are 4 start dates each year for PhD students; October, January, April and July.

More Detail visit the Graduate Studies Office website. 

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