PhD (Business Information Systems)


NFQ Level 10, Major Award

The PhD in Business Information Systems is a full-time programme taken over four years (48 months) from the date of first registration for the programme.

The programme contains a number of components that support the student's PhD research and thesis submission. Part I is designed to familiarise students with the research topics, issues and methods underpinning Information Systems research at the PhD level. Part II provides modules designed to assist students in refining the research topics they began developing in Part I, culminating in the presentation and defence of their thesis proposal. Part III focuses on conducting the thesis research and on the writing of the thesis. The primary determinant for the award of PhD (Business Information Systems) is the submission, successful examination and defence of a satisfactory thesis.

Please note: Due to the taught nature of Year 1 of the programme, students enrolling in Year 1 must be available to participate in taught modules on the first day of Semester 1 in the appropriate year.

See also under the General Regulations for the PhD Degree.

Exit award

MSc (Information Systems Research Practice)

Candidates who pass Parts I and II (90 credits), but do not progress to or fail to complete Part III will be eligible for the award of MSc (Information Systems Research Practice) (NFQ Level 9, Major Award).

Programme Requirements

For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements