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Masters by Research

Students will complete a taught module in research methodologies module and will have at least two designated research supervisors. They will have access to IADT facilities including library, computers, a hot-desk study office and student services. A research student travel fund exists.

Entry requirements

This programme is suitable for students who have an
undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or
higher at Honours Degree level. Applicants without a Level
8 qualification may be considered based on their prior
experience and learning through our RPL (Recognition of
Prior Learning) process.


Normally the duration of studies leading to the degree of Masters (Research) is two academic years from the date of admission on the Masters register.

Number of credits


Further enquiries


IADT is interested to hear from prospective postgraduate students at any time.

We aim to have two calls per year in which Research Projects are advertised, and we also invite proposals at these times. In this case, applicants may propose ideas and IADT will attempt to find matching supervisors.

Depending on funding availability, fees remission and/or stipends may be available. This will be made clear at the time of each call. A number of IOTI funded Postgraduate Research Scholarships may be available within certain topics. Where stipends and fees remission are not available, fees are payable.

Application date

Closing date of application is 5pm, Thursday 7th June 2018.
Research proposal to be submitted by 31st August 2018.

Research areas

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.
For a complete list of topics and descriptions visit

Potential candidates can also submit their own topic
for consideration.

Course fee

€5,000 per annum

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