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Business, M.Phil.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The Master of Philosophy in Business from University College Dublin is aimed at graduates of management, business studies and related areas wishing to further their graduate studies via a heavily research-based line of study, with a view either to pursuing a career in academia or in a variety of industries.


During this Business programme from University College Dublin students will benefit throughout the two years of thesis preparation and delivery from the international-standard and academic knowledge of UCD Smurfit School professors who, in turn, guide students through an area that fits in with the School’s research agenda and expertise.

Learning outcomes

  • Structured curriculum – the course has been carefully designed to build up essential skills over the first year before then embarking upon guided research activity in the second
  • Suitability for many profiles - this course is suitable for students coming in directly from undergraduate studies or those in employment but with an academic background in business or a related field of study
  • Diverse student body – the MPhil is taken by a varied body of Irish and international students, making for an especially rich learning experience

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Measurement & Design
  • Approaches and Techniques in Qualitative Research
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods I
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods II*

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • A minimum 2.1 primary degree in Commerce or Business Studies, or in a subject closely related to the proposed area of study
  • An appropriate Masters degree (or equivalent) from a recognised higher education institution
Please submit original/certified copy of your transcript along with your applicationApplicants must also submit A 500-word research proposal outlining:
  • The chosen topic
  • The nature, scope and methodology of study
  • The relevance or importance of the topic
  • A preliminary literature review.
Two references attesting to the applicant’s intellectual ability, maturity and motivation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11650 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11650 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6050 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6050 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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.


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