Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Research Degrees at LYIT

Research-OpportunitiesLYIT offers Research Masters and Doctoral Degrees in a partnership between the Schools of Business, Engineering, Science and Tourism and the Development Office.

LYIT currently has 20 registered Research Degree students in the disciplines of:

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Science

Funding of Research Degree programmes is through:

  • External research grant/bursary
  • LYIT Seed Funding
  • Industry funding 
  • Self funding. 

Businesses and individuals with research ideas are encouraged to come forward with proposals for discussion with the Development Office. Email John Andy Bonar, VP for Research, Equality and External Affairs, here.

LYIT Seed Funded Research Masters Programme

This programme involves the provision of advanced research training for highly skilled graduates leading to the award of a Masters Degree by Research. A central component of the Research Degree programme at LYIT involves the completion of LYIT's customised Level 9 Certificate in Research Practice. These projects are primarily undertaken in collaboration with industry partners.  A Research Masters Degree is typically of two years (full-time) or three years (part-time) duration.

Research Degree Programmes at LYIT, 2019/20

A list of all research degree programmes on offer at LYIT for 2019/20 will be listed here in the spring/summer of 2019.

Application Process

To apply for a Research Masters or a PhD programme please download the following application form: Admission to Research Masters Degree Register 

Applications should be completed and submitted to the relevant Head of School. In the instance of the School of Business please submit applications to

Please return the completed application form to the relevant Head of School:

School Head of School Email Address Telephone Number
Business Michael Margey 074 918 6201
Engineering Denis McFadden 074 918 6402
Science Dr Gertie Taggart 074 918 6301
Tourism Dr Seán Duffy 074 918 6602

Academic Partnership PhD Opportunities

Any PhD opportunities at LYIT will be outlined here. Currently all PhD opportunities have been availed of at LYIT.