Research Degrees at LYIT
LYIT 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 32 registered Research Degree students in the disciplines of:
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
The following Research Masters opportunities are now available at LYIT for 2019/20.
|- Case Studies of Female Entrepreneurs: evidence from Donegal
||Dr Isobel Cunningham
|- Case Studies of Tourism Entrepreneurs: evidence from Donegal and Murcia
||Dr Simon Stephens
|- Designing Support Systems for Creative Industry Entrepreneurs
||Dr Tena Patten
|- Knowledge transfer in Irish food tourism networks: Adding value through trust based co-operation
|- Retention : Experiential learning as a solution to addressing retention in Year One law students at LYIT
||Dr Deirdre McClay
|- The use of reflection as a form of assessment – What are we assessing? Input, process or product?
|- Monitoring training load to understand fitness and fatigue in elite Gaelic Footballers
|- Energy expenditure of various exercise protocols using the Exoskeleton in Neurological Rehabilitation
||Dr Maria Faulkner
|- An Intelligent Information Hiding Approach in Digital Images
||Ms. Karen Bailey
|- Designing a Blockchain Solution for the Food Industry
||Ms. Karen Bailey
|- An investigation of Sentiment Analysis for Digital Wellbeing
||Dr. Nigel McKelvey
|- Application of Wearable Technology to Measure Changes in Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Patients with COPD Undergoing Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
||Dr. James Connolly
|- Design and development of low profile circularly polarised pattern reconfigurable wearable antenna at 2.45 GHz for wireless body area network (WBAN)
||Dr. Nick Timmons
|- Perceived performance implications of quality, environmental and health & safety certifications: does it increase effectiveness to have multiple integrated certifications?
||Dr. George Onofrei
|- Electrochemical determination of cadmium and relevant metals in quinoa seeds
||Dr. Denis McCrudden
|- Development of a scientific teaching package to explore chemistry and pharmaceutical concepts with hands-on laboratory experiment development for peer reviewed publication
||Dr. Robert Coyle
|- Development of a antimonene doped graphene biosensor for the electrochemical detection of microRNA (miRNA)
||Dr. Garrett Farrell
|- Developing an Irish alcohol consumption prevention program derived from the successful Dutch PAS program
||Dr. Grainne Ketelaar
|- The biological effects of microalgae extracts on breast cancer cells
||Dr. Bill Scott
|- The role of agriculture in carbon sequestration
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 by noon 14 June.
Candidates should hold or expect to hold at least an Honours Degree in a relevant discipline
||Head of School
||School of Business
||074 918 6201
||074 918 6402
||Dr Gertie Taggart
||074 918 6301
Academic Partnership PhD Opportunities
Any PhD opportunities at LYIT will be outlined here. Currently all PhD opportunities have been availed of at LYIT.