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GameCORE - Research

GameCORE conducts both pure and applied research that focuses on the areas of Games Based Learning and Gamification. The research centre also conducts research in the areas of Ambient Assisted Living, Big Data, and Cyber security. GameCORE has strong links with industry, and has been involved with numerous collaborations, primarily funded by Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Research Council. Current collaborations include projects with UNUM, Galvanic and Intuition.

Entry requirements

Research Masters
At IT Carlow we offer you the chance to achieve two types of Research Postgraduate Qualifications.
• Degree of Master (Research)
• Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Degree of Master (Research)
Candidates for the Degree of Master (Research) will be expected to meet the standard for the relevant broad field of learning (Science, Computing, Engineering, Business, Art and Design defined for awards at Level 9 on the NFQ.

Learning outcomes at this level relate to the demonstration of knowledge and understanding which is the forefront of a field of learning. The outcomes relate to the application of knowledge, understanding and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar contexts related to the field of study. The outcomes are associated with an ability to integrate knowledge, handle complexity and formulate judgements. Outcomes associated with Level 9 would link with employment as a senior professional or manager with responsibility for the work outputs of teams.

Normally, the minimum duration of studies leading to the Degree of Master (Research) is 21 months (two academic years) from the date of admission to the Master's Register.

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy will be expected to meet the standard for the relevant broad field of learning defined for awards at level 10 on the NFQ.

Learning outcomes at this level relate to the discovery and development of new knowledge and skills and delivering findings at the frontiers of knowledge and application. Further outcomes at this level relate to specialist skills and transferable skills required for managing, such as the abilities to critique and develop organisational structure and initiate change.

Normally, the minimum duration of studies leading to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy is 3 academic years from the date of admission to the register.

Duration

The average duration of a research Masters degree (NFQ Level 9) is 2 years full-time study. A PhD (NFQ Level 10) should take from 3 to 4 years (full-time) to complete.

Further enquiries

IT Carlow,
Kilkenny Road,
Carlow,
Ireland.
Tel: 059 91 75000
Fax: 059 91 75005
Email: info@itcarlow.ie

Application date

View Application weblink below.

Research areas

Current research includes:
• The effect of gamification of education on student engagement;
• Building habits with Gamification;
• Gaming in Corporate Learning Environments;
• Enhancing engagement in stress reduction Apps using game elements;
• Assistive living using brain computer interface;
• A study of ICT mediated communication in the training/ work environment with intellectually disabled persons;
• The utilisation of Big Data for the assessment of learning outcomes in a Serious Computer Games context.

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