The objective of the structured research programme in Business is to create a framework which complements and supports independent research, whilst providing milestones through which the graduate student will advance, and structured educational inputs to support and develop the student. In doing so, the student will be
provided with a robust structure for guiding them through the key stages of the PhD programme towards completion.
The students will be introduced to the components of advanced research and will be encouraged to actively participate in academic communication and publishing where applicable. The rigorous nature of the structure aims to ultimately extend the students capability to contribute to theory and develop new knowledge as they proceed through
their research project. Alongside exceptional research training and support, the structured doctorate in business, design and mediation also aims to provide research graduates with the requisite skills to engage with broader business and civil communities outside academic contexts.
Research applications are generally accepted at any time
September (or other agreed time)
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62
National University of Ireland Maynooth's TOEFL code is 8850
Information on research interests can be found at https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/school-business/our-research Students should make direct contact with research active academics in advance of making a research proposal.
Other specialist areas Proposals will also be considered in Human Resources Management and Marketing.
Please contact the Department for details.
The student, on registration, holds an introductory meeting with the primary supervisor and / or a research committee, where a customized and individualized programme of research investigation is balanced with supporting taught modules. These supported modules are identified from a suite of modules that make up the structured PhD programme in business, design or mediation. Annual progress reviews are part of the research masters programme in business, design or mediation and completion of requisite generic/transferable skills modules will be taken into account when assessing student progress. Students will not be permitted to submit their thesis (or equivalent) for examination without having accumulated the required amount of credits.
In addition to developing their own research topic with their supervisor(s), students’ will be required to take 10 credits worth of modules over the duration of their programme of doctoral research. 5 of these will be generic/transferable modules, and 5 in subject/specialist modules. Applicants should note that MN810 is not available to business students.
Online application only www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
MH04D MLitt by Research Full-time
MH05D MLitt by Research Part-time
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.