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 Science:
- Health benefits of Immersive Technologies: Bringing the Outdoors Indoor William Farrelly
- Analysis of societal and cultural factors into the spread of COVID-19 and the resultant economic impact Dr. Michael McCann



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 by noon 11 June. 

Interviews for the School of Business will take place from 15 June.
Interviews for the School of Science will take place from 19 June.

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

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