On the National Framework of Qualifications, a Doctoral Degree is at Level 10. Possession of an Honours Bachelor Degree is normally required for entry to a programme of this kind. In some disciplines, a Masters Degree is also preferred. Normally those entering a programme with an Honours Bachelor Degree initially register for a research Masters Degree or provisional doctoral candidature. Upon successful completion of this initial stage, the candidate acquires full doctoral candidature. Doctoral programmes are between three and four years in duration. ECTS credits are used in doctoral programmes for taught elements only. Varying doctoral programmes now exist, including professional and performance/practice-based doctorates. This Irish qualification is compatible with completion of the Bologna Third Cycle. Institutes of Technology, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, and Universities are the training providers who provide this award.

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