Entry requirements

Are you eligible to register as a Postgraduate Researcher?

To register for a graduate research programme, a candidate must normally have obtained a primary degree classification (Level 8), equivalent to a second-class honours degree, grade two, from an approved university or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic.

Candidates with a taught Master's degree (Level 9) in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first or second-class honours, grade one.

Enrolment dates

Contact Dundalk IT for the next course start date.


DkIT offers level 9 and 10 postgraduate degrees by research through our DCU-DkIT Grad School.

The DCU-DkIT Graduate School was launched in October 2014. Students who wish to pursue a Masters' Degree or a PhD by research can do so in DkIT and receive a DCU accredited award and so DkIT students can now benefit from the breadth of expertise and research activities undertaken by DCU.

Our role is to:
Provide support for students in scholarships and funding applications

Provide support and advice on course choices, how to apply and accepting a course

Deliver post-graduate induction session and support postgraduate students with registration

Administer the Generic Skills modules

Provide information and support to academic staff and research supervisors

Report to the registrar on postgraduate policy development

The Graduate Studies Office at DkIT is headed by Dr. Tim McCormac and run by our Graduate Studies officer, Aideen Gaynor.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

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