Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes


Ireland - third cycle (PhD) programmes

The flag of Ireland is a vertical tricolour of green, white and orange
Country: Ireland
Population (mln): 4,48
Official language/s: English
Internet TLD: .ie
Calling code: +353
Member of the EU from: 1st January 1973
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 14,6
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 29
Males enemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 17,5
Females unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 11,2
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 14,8
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 30,2
Males unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 17,7
Females unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 11,2
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 15,2
Country codes in education system: IE
Expected duration of education (years): 17,3

A further two years' study after the Master's Degree are normally required for the PhD Degree.

A Higher Doctorate may be awarded, after a minimum of five years (usually longer), following the award of the first Doctorate, for original work already published.

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND

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