DesignCORE - Research

Institute of Technology Carlow encourages academic excellence with a range of Postgraduate Research Fellowships which are offered annually to recent, appropriately qualified graduates. The Fellowship Programme attracts new researchers to a range of exciting and challenging research projects in dynamic environments under the supervision of successful and established principal investigators. All of the Research COREs (Centres of Research and Enterprise) and Research Centres that offer opportunities under the programme have demonstrated the real potential of these Fellowships to contribute to research excellence through challenging and original Masters research projects supported by excellent supervision.

Fellowship opportunities span the academic disciplines and include research opportunities within each of the listed research groups. Candidates with a first or upper second class honours degree are eligible to apply for project funding under this scheme.

Further enquiries

For further information, contact:
Dr PJ White
Colin Deevy

Application date

Application Process - Research Programmes
For more information and to apply for research opportunities,
scholarships and funding, please email:
Dr Brian Jackson
Head of Postgraduate Studies

Research areas

designCORE is an applied design research centre. Based in the School of Design, within the Faculty of Business and Humanities, designCORE itself is a multi-disciplinary collective of faculty, academic and practicebased researchers. Engaged primarily in applied design research in a broad range of areas affecting people, we seek to push the boundaries of the design discipline through rigorous and deep research action. Through design-led knowledge creation in design method, process, and practice, we lead the field within our disciplinary area. Our design research approach seeks to inform policy, to enhance society, and to frame early stage design development for industry and economic growth.

designCORE is working to broaden its research, industry, and agency collaborations to achieve the highest level of critical, creative, innovative, academic ,and commercial impact.

Current research includes:

• User behaviour and interaction;
• Social design and design for ageing;
• Design process in regional development;
• Practice oriented learning in design;
• Design methodologies and design management;
• Rapid manufacturing in design.

Institute of Technology Carlow has indicated to QQI its intention to seek approval to extend provision of design research programmes for awards at NFQ Level 10, for which formal application will be made in the academic session 2018/2019.

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