Course Overview

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.

Part-time programme: 
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.

Programmes Available

Structured PhD (full-time, four years)
Structured PhD (part-time, six years)
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Associated

Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

PhD—high Honours standard in the primary degree in related discipline.

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

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/endabarrett/
Dr. Enda Barrett

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/petronelbigioi/
Dr. Petronel Bigioi 

www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/engineering-and-informatics/attractabrennan/
Dr. Attracta Brennan

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/deschambers/
Dr. Des Chambers 

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/jamesduggan/
Dr. Jim Duggan 

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/josephinegriffith/
Josephine Griffith 

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/conorhayes/
Dr. Conor Hayes

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/seamushill/
Seamus Hill

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/ehowley/
Dr. Enda Howley

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/gerardlyons/
Prof. Gerard Lyons 
 

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/michaelmadden/
Dr. Michael Madden 

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/hughmelvin/
Dr. Hugh Melvin  

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/owenmolloy/
Dr. Owen Molloy 

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/corneliusmulvihill/
Dr. Conn Mulvihill  

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/matthiasnickles/
Dr Matthias Nickles

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/colmoriordan/
Dr. Colm O'Riordan  

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/davidosullivan/
Dr. David O’Sullivan

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/samredfern/
Dr. Sam Redfern  

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/michaelschukat/
Dr. Michael Schukat

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/finlaysmith/
Dr. Finlay Smith 

www.nuigalway.ie/engineering-informatics/information-technology/people/karenyoung/
Karen Young

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

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

What Our Students Say

Declan

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.