Course Overview

Information Technology offers MSc and PhD degrees comprising an extended period of research and the submission of a dissertation. Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor (a member of academic staff) and the Head of Discipline. Applicants should have an honours primary degree in computing/IT or related areas. Applications for MSc and PhD by research can be made at any time, but registration follows the normal academic year cycle. Most of the department's research candidates are supported by fellowship schemes or externally funded research programmes.

Programmes Available

PhD (Information Technology), full-time
PhD (Information Technology), part-time 
MSc (Computer Science & Information Technology), full-time [formerly MSc (Applied Computing & I.T.)]
MSc (Computer Science & Information Technology), part-time [formerly MSc (Applied Computing & I.T.)]
MSc Teicneolaíocht Faisnéise (Information Technology), full-time
MSc Teicneolaíocht Faisnéise (Information Technology), part-time

Associated

Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a good honours degree (typically First Class Honours or 2:1) in a relevant area. You are recommended to begin by contacting a member of Information Technology academic staff whose research interests are most closely aligned to yours. You can find information on research interests and contacts on our website: http://www.it.nuigalway.ie/.


For MSc Appl. Computing & I.T.: Candidates must hold at least a 2nd Class Honours Primary Degree in a related subject area or hold a Primary Degree in a related area without honours (which is acceptable to College) and have practical experience in the subject area over a period of not less than three years.


Academics will help you to identify a good research topic and can advise you of funding opportunities.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

Ms. Pat Byrne
pat.byrne@nuigalway.ie
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Socio-economic impacts of ICT; ICT in education.

Dr. Des Chambers
des.chambers@nuigalway.ie
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Distributed systems; Medical informatics; Intelligent medical devices.

Dr. Jim Duggan
jim.duggan@nuigalway.ie
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Enterprise computing; System dynamics and operations research; Multi-agent systems.

Ms. Josephine Griffith
josephine.griffith@nuigalway.ie
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Collaborative filtering; Information retrieval; Web-based education.

Prof. Gerard Lyons
gerard.lyons@nuigalway.ie 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Enterprise computing; Multi-agent systems and intelligent devices; Process modeling enterprise integration.

Dr. Michael Madden
michael.madden@nuigalway.ie 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Machine learning; Data mining; Artificial intelligence.

Mr. Hugh Melvin
hugh.melvin@nuigalway.ie 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Internet multimedia services; Quality of service in networks and comms; Synchronised time services.

Dr. Owen Molloy
owen.molloy@nuigalway.ie 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Enterprise computing; Intelligent enterprise integration; Business Performance Management.

Dr. Owen Molloy
owen.molloy@nuigalway.ie 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Enterprise computing; Intelligent enterprise integration; Business Performance Management.

Dr. Colm O’Riordan
colm.oriordan@nuigalway.ie 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Information Retrieval, Game Theory, Random graph generation.

 

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2018/19

Extra Information

EU Part time:  Year 1 [2018/19] €3,910. p.a.

Contact Us

Dr. Jim Duggan
T
+353 91 493 836
E jim.duggan@nuigalway.ie
www.it.nuigalway.ie/