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Information Technology (Structured PhD)
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.
The part-time Structured PhD is a 6-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-centered as candidates choose their own pathways in consultation with their Supervisor and Graduate Research Committee.
Structured PhD (part-time, six years)
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.
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
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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
- 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
Fees: Non EU
What Our Students Say
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.