Phd Business & Management in National University of Ireland, Maynooth

  • Duration : 4 Years
  • Intake : September
  • Level : PhD
  • Tuition & fees : € 15,000 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.5
  • TOEFL : 95
  • PTE : 62

About Phd Business & Management in National University of Ireland, Maynooth


The objective of the structured research programme in Business is to create a framework that 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. 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 student's capability to contribute to theory by developing new knowledge. Alongside exceptional research training and support, the structured doctorate in Business also aims to provide doctoral graduates with the requisite skills to engage in university-based and broader business and civil communities outside academic contexts.

Course Structure

The student, on registration, holds an introductory meeting with the primary supervisor and / or a research committee, where a customised and individualised 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. Annual progress reviews are part of the doctoral programme in Business 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. Progress considered to be unsatisfactory may lead to a recommendation to change registration from PhD to a Research Masters or to discontinue studies at the University.

In addition to developing their own research topic with their supervisor(s), students’ will be required to take 30 credits worth of modules over the duration of their programme of doctoral research. 15 of these will be generic/transferable modules, and 15 in subject/specialist modules. Applicants should note that MN810 is not available to Business students.

Course Duration: 4 years FT, 6 years PT

Career Options

Graduates with Business PhDs usually move into consulting, senior management, and academic posts.

Academic qualification equivalents

  • Applicants normally require a Masters Degree (Honours).

English language requirements (one of the below):

  • IELTS   :    6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill
  • TOEFL :    95 overall with a minimum of 23 in writing and 20 in each of the other skills
  • PTE      :    62 overall with a minimum of 59 in each communicative skill

National University of Ireland, Maynooth Highlights

University Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1997
No. of Campuses 2
No. of Residence Complexes 3
Total Number of Students 13,700
Total Number of International Students 2,297
Research Funding 1.4 million EUR
Cost of Attendance About 17,038 EUR
Applications Accepted Online/Offline
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise
Mode of Program Full time and online

National University of Ireland, Maynooth Cost of Living

Expenses Annual Cost (EUR)
Rent 3,600-5,400
Food 1080-1620
Books and materials 350
Travel 250-450
Miscellaneous 750-900
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

€ 15,000


€ 15,000