(Structured PhD) Information Technology

College of Engineering & Informatics,
School of Engineering & Informatics

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)

Entry requirements

PhD—high Honours standard in the primary degree.

Areas of interest

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

Find out more

Ms. Tina Earls
E tina.earls@nuigalway.ie

PAC code

Structured PhD, full-time—GYJ05

Current project

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)

Fees for this course

EU: €4,529 p.a. 2015/16

Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2015/16

Current Students


Declan Mungovan

PhD (Networks and Agent-
Based Simulation) 

"Pursuing a PhD at
NUI Galway has been a great experience in terms of working on leading-edge research topics, interacting with academics and industry at international conferences, and developing core computer science and architecture skills that are an excellent foundation for a career in the software industry.”

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