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