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 (€5,000 per annum)

Businesses and individuals with research ideas are encouraged to come forward with proposals for discussion with the Development Office. E-mail John Andy Bonar, Head of Development 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.

All opportunities for Research Degree programmes from External research grants or the LYIT Seed Funded Research Masters Programme will be listed here. 

A new list for 2018/2019 will soon be available.

Application Process

Applications should be completed by the candidate in conjunction with the proposed lead research supervisor and submitted to the relevant Head of School. 

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

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

School  Head of School E-mail Address Telephone Number
Business Michael Margey michael.margey@lyit.ie 074 918 6201
Engineering Denis McFadden denis.mcfadden@lyit.ie 074 918 6402
Science Dr Gertie Taggart gertie.taggart@lyit.ie 074 918 6301
Tourism  Dr Seán Duffy sean.duffy@lyit.ie 074 918 6602