Course Overview

The Structured PhD 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.

Programmes Available

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

PhD—high Honours standard in the primary degree.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Handling Nonlinearity and Uncertainty in Drug Delivery Modelling. (Dr. Michael Madden) 

Information Retrieval and Game Theory (Colm O'Riordan) 

Quality of service (QoS) of VoIP over wireless networks based on synchronised time
(Dr. Hugh Melvin)

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

Artificial Intelligence
Collaborative Virtual Environments
Computational Intelligence
Computers and Society
Distributed Systems and Cooperative Systems
Energy Informatics and Sensor Networks
Enterprise Computing
Image Processing
Machine Learning and Data Mining
Medical Informatics
Simulation and System Dynamics

Researcher Profiles
Petronel Bigioi
Pat  Byrne
Dr. Des Chambers
Jim Duggan
Josephine Griffith
Prof. Gerard Lyons
Dr Michael Madden
Dr Hugh Melvin
Dr.Owen Molloy
Dr. Conn Mulvihill
Colm O'Riordan
Dr. Sam Redfern
Dr. Michael Schukat
Dr.Finlay Smith
Karen Young

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€4,529 p.a. 2015/16

Fees: Non EU

€13,750 p.a. 2015/16

Contact Us

Ms. Tina Earls