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 50 registered Research Degree students in the disciplines of:

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Science

Funding of Research Degree programmes is through:

  • External research grant/bursary
  • Industry funding 
  • Self funding. 

Businesses and individuals with research ideas are encouraged to come forward with proposals for discussion with the Development Office. Please email Dr Pádraig Ó Gallchóir, Head of Research and Innovation, here.

Research Degree Programmes at LYIT, 2020/21

The following Research Masters opportunities are now available at LYIT for 2020/21.

School of Business:
- Generation Z : Exploring their interaction preferences and the impact on marketing communications strategies’ Dr. Sarah Diffely / Dr. Vicky O'Rourke
- Letting the community have it’s say in setting out its future: An evaluation of a large scale, multi-faceted community participation initiative in County Donegal. Paul McCusker / Dr. Padraig Gallagher
-  Developing Best Practice in the Design of Business Incubation. A Prpcessial Case Study of CoLAB Dr. Simon Stephens /Dr. Isobel Cunningham / Dr. Anne Burke
Developing Best Practice in the Design of Entrepreneurial Universities: A Processual Case Study of LYIT. Dr. Simon Stephens /Dr. Isobel Cunningham / Dr. Anne Burke
Building supply chain resilience through lean practices Dr. George Onofrei / Dr. Amir Azadnia
Industry readiness measurement for implementing closed-loop supply chain: an Irish dairy industry perspective Dr. George OnofreiDr. Amir Azadnia
-  The role of SOP's in intra and inter organisational knowledge transfer in the hospitality industry long the WAW Dr. Conor McTiernan / Dr. Ciaran OhAnnrachain
An Ethnographic Study of Parkrun Participants: Motives, Experiences and Perceptions. Dr. Suzanne Kennedy / Humphrey Murphy


School of Engineering:
An investigation into evacuation software models and their ability to simulate the evacuation of children from schools For further info about this project contact:  Patrick Lennon


School of Science:
Masters of Science by Research - VR and the Elderly. For further info about this project contact:  William Farrelly

Application Process

Informal enquiries on each project should be sent to the principal research supervisor. To apply for a Research Masters send your CV and cover letter via email to the relevant School below. 

Candidates should hold or expect to hold at least an  Honours Degree in a relevant discipline

School Head of School Email Address Telephone Number
Business School of Business 074 918 6201
Engineering Denis McFadden 074 918 6402
Science/Computing Dr Gertie Taggart 074 918 6301


Academic Partnership PhD Opportunities

The following PhD opportunities are now available at LYIT for 2020/21.

  Project Title  Supervisors 
1 Immersive Virtual Reality Games to Improve Cervical Motion in Axial Spondyloarthritis  Dr. James Connolly (LYIT), Prof.  Joan Condell (UU), Dr Philip Gardiner (WHSCT). 
2 Predictive Analytics Model for Injury Prevention in Professional and Elite Amateur Sports.  Dr Michael McCann (LYIT), Dr Lisa Ryan (GMIT), Dr Maria Faulkner (LYIT), Dr Brendan McCann (Voscuris) 
3 Electrochemical in-situ Sensing of Key Value-added Compounds from the Photocatalytic Valorisation of Biomass.  Dr Denis McCrudden (LYIT), Professor Peter Robertson (QUB), Dr Nathan Skillen (QUB) 

Informal enquiries on each project should be sent to the Principal Supervisor.

To apply contact for an application form.  

Completed application form along with a CV and relevant supporting documentation to be received no later than Friday 30 October 2020 at 5 pm.