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PhD Global Health Structure

The PhD in Global Health is a minimum three-year, full-time programme with a highly flexible structure, designed to meet individual students’ needs. In addition to their own research obligations, PhD students are expected to attend and participate in the Centre’s weekly PhD seminars, held every Tuesday during lunchtime. These weekly seminars are a great opportunity for doctoral students to present and receive feedback on their research from staff and students alike. Moreover, students are strongly encouraged to attend and present at relevant conferences, to participate in various working groups in the Centre, and to contribute to peer-reviewed publications. Though based in our dedicated communal Doctoral Research office, our PhD researchers are also strongly encouraged to spend a considerable amount of time in the country or countries where their research is taking place.

The following outlines the major milestones of the PhD process. It is intended as a guide to students and may vary depending on the individual student and their respective research requirements (most of our doctoral researchers complete their PhDs between 3-4 years):

Y1 S1

Y1 S2

Y2 S1

Y2 S2

Y3 S1

Y3 S2

Y4 S1

Y4 S2


Completion of ECTS credits required by School

Finalise Concept Note

Continuation Report

Ethical Approval TCD

In-Country Ethical Approval

Data Collection

Data Analysis

Thesis Write-Up

Thesis Submission

Annual Progress Report

Students should expect to complete their viva voce within the first six months of submission






Last updated 23 November 2016 School Web Administrator (Email).