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Insight (Structured PhD)
Structured PhD Insight (Centre for Data Analytics)—full-time & part-time
College of Engineering & Informatics,
School of Engineering & Informatics
The Structured PhD (full-time) is a 4-year programme which offers added value to the core component of doctoral training. Students on this programme are offered disciplinary or dissertation specific modules, as well as generic and transferable skills designed to meet the needs of an employment market that is wider than academia.
The programme is flexible and student centred, as candidates choose their own pathways in consultation with their Supervisor and Graduate Research Committee.
PhD (full-time, four years)
- New entrants may register for the programme from September to March each year
The thesis remains central to the award of the PhD and is weighted at 330 ECTs.
- Students select appropriate skills modules in consultation with their Supervisor and/or Postgraduate Research Committee as follows: At least 10 ECTs in two of the three skills categories, and an overall total of at least 30 ECTs
Skills Categories: (i) Problem Based Learning; (ii) Publication/Dissemination; (iii) Formal Training (from a range of Discipline-specific, Interdisciplinary and Generic modules)
Areas of interest
- Linked Data Foundations - Professor Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann
- Natural Language Processing - Dr. Paul Buitelaar
- Information Mining and Retrieval - Dr. Conor Hayes
- Knowledge Discovery - Dr. Brian Davis
- Internet of Things - Dr. Martin Serrano
- Reasoning and Querying - Dr. Alessandra Mileo
- eGovernment - Dr. Adegboyega Ojo
- Semantics in eHealth & Life Sciences - Dr. Ratnesh Sahay
- Green and Sustainable IT - Dr. Edward Curry
- Social Software - Dr. John Breslin
Dr. Conor Hayes
Structured PhD, full-time—GYJ02 (four years duration)
Structured PhD, part-time—GYJ08 (six years duration)
Fees for this course
EU: €4,529 p.a. 2016/17
Non-EU: €13,250 p.a. 2016/17
What Our Students Say
Ríona Ní Ghriallais | Biomedical Engineering PhD
For my research, I investigate medical devices for the femoral artery, the major artery of the leg. I became interested in research after completing my final year project in the fourth year of my undergraduate Biomedical Engineering degree. Studying Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway ntroduced me to the fascinating world of medical devices. The degree provided me with the fundamental skills set required to begin a career as an engineer along with the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects. From this I found those that interested me the most, which led me towards choosing the topic of my research work.