Insight Centre for Data Analytics - INSIGHT - Research

Course overview

Insight's Web Science agenda focuses on (i) analysing the topology, dynamics, content and user behaviour of the Web and the impact of underlying algorithms, protocols and architectures, (ii) designing and evaluating innovations in semantically enhanced technology for its future and (iii) ensuring its continuing benefit to various aspects of society.

Our central hypothesis is that the creation of a "network of knowledge" can assist people, organisations and systems with their individual as well as collective problem solving, enabling innovation and increased productivity and also helping to bridge the gap between the physical and virtual worlds through the inclusion of emerging sensor technologies.

Entry requirements

Candidates for the degree of PhD or MSc by research must have reached a high honours standard (minimum H2.2 [or equivalent international qualification] for an MSc) at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of his/her fitness.

Application dates

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


Course Code: PhD (part-time) 1PE2 MEngSc (full-time) TBC; MEngSc (part-time) TBC MAppSc (full-time) TBC; MAppSc (part-time) TBC

PhD (Insight), part-time
MEngSc (Insight), full-time
MEngSc (Insight), part-time
MAppSc (Insight), full-time
MAppSc (Insight), part-time

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  • Qualification letters

    PhD MEngSc MAppSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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