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Information for Postgraduate Taught Students

Students on our Postgraduate Taught Programmes can find information on Fees and Registration, Exams, the University Calendar and Thesis Submission in the sections below.

The Graduate Studies Office offers guidance to postgraduate students who are undertaking a taught course. Digital copies of the latest Postgraduate Handbook and PhD Guide are available to download.

Fees and Registration

FEES must be paid prior to registration. You will not be able to register until fees have been received.
Read more: Academic Registry - Fees & Payment.

REGISTRATION is mandatory for every student on an annual basis. It cannot be completed until any debts owed to the College have been paid and until fees for the forthcoming year have been paid, or pledged as payable by an education authority. Late registration and replacement charges will be enforced unless ad misericordiam grounds are presented to the Dean of Graduate Studies and confirmed with documentation.
Read more: Academic Registry - Registration.

Exams

Students may be required to attend a viva voce examination. Students failing to pass taught modules may present for supplemental examination or re-submit required work within the duration of the course, if and as provided for in the course regulations. See section 3.5 Examinations, assessment and progression of Calendar III.

Calendar

The University of Dublin Calendar (parts I, II and III) outlines the regulations for students. It is important for postgraduate students to read and understand the specific regulations for your taught course or programme. Part III of the Calendar deals with both general and course specific regulations for postgraduate study (taught and research). Read More.

Academic Appeals

The Academic Appeals Committee for Graduate Students will consider appeals arising out of examinations, and other academic circumstances, from registered graduate students where the graduate student's case (i) is not adequately covered by the ordinary regulations of the College, or (ii) is based on a claim that the regulations of the College were not properly applied in the applicant's case, or (iii) represents an ad misericordiam appeal.

An appeal other than an ad misericordiam cannot be made against the normal application of College academic regulations approved by the University Council. Appellants should first have pursued the course of action most appropriate to their case. The Academic Appeals Committee will consider appeals concerning events occurring more than 4 months previously only in the most exceptional circumstances.

More info on the Appeals Process for Graduate Students can be found in the College Calendar Part III.