Masters by Research

The Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) is Ireland's leading Third Level Institute for the Creative, Cultural and Technological Sectors.

Research at IADT works at the cutting edge, makes a difference and creates impact. We solve problems, answer questions and help shape new futures.

With over 100 research active staff across two faculties, we collaborate with industry on commercial research for start-up enterprises and large corporations, and on engaged research projects in non-profit and community environments.

The Masters by Research programme offers you the opportunity to conduct your research and academic study with a dedicated supervisory team of internationally recognised experts.

Entry requirements

Who Can Apply?
Holders of a 2nd class honours degree at NFQ Level 8 in a relevant discipline. If you do not have the required qualifications, your application may be considered under the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process.


Research is conducted independently with the support of a supervisor and Faculty, over the course of 2 years full time, 3 years part-time.


For any queries in relation to the Fee Schedule for the Masters by Research Fees, please contact the Fees and Grants Team. Details at the link below:


Research topics that link directly to Ireland's smart economy including Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Sport Psychology / User Experience (UX) + User Interface (UI) / Film + Content / Photography / Digital Story Telling are all welcome.

Thematic Research Calls are advertised on the IADT website, usually in Spring:
Submissions are also invited from prospective candidates who wish to propose their own topic of research. For further information, please email

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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