How will I benefit?
All the necessary tools and expertise are made available to MPhil students to ensure that they receive the best possible preparation for their thesis, as well as a potential stepping-stone to more advanced-level research. Specifically,
- Structured training through taught advanced modules and close supervision from senior faculty, enabling you to conduct specialist research that contributes to knowledge in business and management.
- Integral membership of UCD Smurfit Business School's vibrant, globally-recognised (ranked 1st in Ireland and top 50 in Europe by the FT) research community.
- Access to the latest business research through high-quality academic seminars, workshops, and high-profile visiting academics.
- Research training in order to apply for a PhD, or enter employment in fields such as management, public policy or journalism.
- Structured curriculum – the course has been carefully designed to build up essential skills over the first year before then embarking upon guided advanced research activity in the second year.
- Suitability for many profiles - this course is suitable for students coming 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.
The Research Masters MPhil from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is a flexible course that enables students to use different models of education and research for different disciplines. The duration of this research based Masters is 18 months to 2 years full-time, or 2 to 4 years part-time.
Students at the College of Business are required to gain a minimum of 30 credits from attending taught modules which are chosen in consultation with his/her supervisor
There are three module sets:
Set 1 includes modules in research methods, philosophy of the social sciences, advanced methodology courses and training in Research Integrity (Compulsory)
Set 2 includes discipline specific modules.
Set 3 includes modules in generic transferable skills. These modules will be taken over the period of study for the MPhil.
Note : Students whose native tongue is not English are strongly encouraged to avail of the English for Academic Studies programme offered by the Applied Language Centre, UCD and provides students with a focused learning experience through which they can improve their language proficiency.