NCTPS Postgraduate

The NCTPS welcomes applications for full-time and part-time research degrees and is formally linked to the Graduate Centre of Business at the University of Limerick which allows the centre access to a wide variety of research expertise. Under the formal auspices of the Graduate Centre of Business students can be awarded the degree of Masters of Business Studies or a PhD.

Entry Requirements
Applications for postgraduate research are particularly welcome from graduates of economics, geography, sociology, anthropology, business studies/commerce, hotel/hospitality/tourism but applications from other areas will also be considered. For full-time postgraduate research in tourism, applicants must possess at a minimum a Second Class Honors Grade 1 Award in their primary degree. Acceptance to the programme will be based on an interview and the development of a research proposal. Most students will be obliged to take courses in statistics and from time to time may be advised to take modules from the taught MA in International Tourism on advice from the research supervisor. Students who do not possess a 2.1 degree yet wish to pursue postgraduate study in tourism may be advised to take the taught postgraduate programme and on satisfactory completion of same may be considered for the PhD by research.

Financial Support
Through its various activities the NCTPS can provide financial assistance to support high calibre applicants.

Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Since 1998 an MA in International Tourism has been delivered jointly by the Department of Economics and the National Centre for Tourism Policy Studies at the University of Limerick.