Structured PhD (Business, Public Policy & Law) - full-time
College of Business, Public Policy, & Law,
School of Business & Economics
New entrants will normally register for the programme in September of each year.
Each student must obtain a minimum of 30 ECTS through ‘structured’ modules having a taught or ‘skills’ component, and a maximum of 90 ECTS, but a recommended normal maximum of 45 ECTS.
The thesis remains central to the award of the PhD.
The only mandatory module on the Structured PhD programme is Induction (5 ECTS). During their first year all research students will attend an induction event which will acquaint the students with the research process in NUI Galway. This event is organised by the College. Research regulations, research ethics, research finances, information/library resources and other general information on the University will be provided to students.
A typical Induction Programme is as follows:
• What is a PhD? • Introduction to Research at NUI Galway • Introduction to Ethics in Research, • Introduction to Research Methodologies • Library Services‐off & online • Assessment by Supervisor upon successful completion of a Research and Professional Development Plan
Students select modules in consultation with their Supervisor and/or Graduate Research Committee from the catalogue of PhD modules
Areas of interest
Broad areas of Research interest
School of Business:
Accounting and Finance
Management Information Systems
School of Law:
Disability Law & Policy
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