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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.

Further enquiries

Graduate Office

Unit 13, Regional Development Centre


Application date

How to Register interest

Interested in becoming a Postgraduate Researcher in DkIT?

There are two ways in which you can join the Postgraduate community in DkIT.

1. If you meet the criteria, you can apply to any of our open postgraduate positions.

2. You can apply to join the Postgraduate register based on the submission of a proposal of your own research topic.

Before you can to register as a Research Postgraduate Student you must first seek the support of the appropriate DkIT School in which you propose to conduct your research. This support includes identifying a suitable Supervisor who is willing to support and guide you through a Postgraduate degree.

Research areas

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.

Enrolment and start dates

Contact Dundalk IT for the next course start date.

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!