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The Cohort PhD in Education is a full-time cohort-based programme which runs for 48 months from the date of first registration for the programme. The programme involves the completion of high-level research work leading to the submission and examination of a PhD Thesis (up to a maximum of 60,000 words), work on which is undertaken over the 48 months of the programme. The thesis will be completed and submitted for assessment at the end of Year 4. To support preparation of the thesis candidates take a minimum of coursework/research training modules to the value of 40 credits over the first three years of the programme.
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EUR 52,000
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4 Years
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University College Cork

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UCC is a world-leading university which prides itself on delivering outstanding taught programmes and supporting a globally significant research community. The university’s ethos is centred on promoting diversity of thought, knowledge exchange and career ambition. It collaborates with hundreds of other institutions around the world and hosts thousands of international students from around the world.
Sixteen of the subject areas offered by UCC are featured in the top tiers of global rankings and the university is a five-time winner of the ‘Irish University of the Year’ accolade by the Sunday Times and is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide.
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College Road / Western Road, Cork, Munster Dublin 4

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Student numbers, at over 21,000 in 2016, increased from the late 1980s, precipitating the expansion of the campus by the acquisition of adjacent buildings and lands As of 2017, the university is rolling out a programme to increase the space across its campuses, with part of this development involving the creation of a student hub to support academic strategy, to add 600 new student accommodation spaces, and to develop an outdoor sports facility. In 2018, UCCs campus became home to the first "plastic free" café in Ireland, with the opening of the Bio Green Café in the Biosciences building.