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Research Programmes

Postgraduate Opportunities through Research:
Full or Part-Time Postgraduate Research Leading to Masters or PhD Degree:

An increasing number of students are undertaking postgraduate research for masters or PhD Degrees in the fields of business, biological and pharmaceutical science, engineering, electronics, environment, information technology and tourism studies. Subject areas available for a postgraduate research degree are usually determined by the current research activities of the particular school or department. If you are interested in pursuing further study, please contact the relevant head of department for further information.

The Institute of Technology, Tralee is at the forefront of innovative research and collaborative links with industry are an integral and fundamental part of research undertaken at the Institute. It serves to facilitate the transfer of advances in academic research to applications in business and industry. The research strategy being pursued is one which seeks to further strengthen the capacity of the Institute in a manner which will both enhance the educational programme being offered to our students and also enable us to serve the economic, social and cultural life of the region. In addition to the funded research, significant research work is being undertaken by staff members as part of their studies in masters and PhD programmes.

The excellence in research undertaken at the Institute can be highlighted through significant funding awards and the formation of research centres as follows:

• Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre;
• Intelligent Mechatronics and RFID (IMaR) Technology Gateway;
• UNESCO Chair Research for Inclusive Physical Education, Sport, Fitness and Recreation;
• Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED);
• The Irish Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (IAHT).

Further enquiries

For more general information on postgraduate opportunities, current research being undertaken at IT, Tralee, application process and fees, please contact:

Ms. Lucy Fitzell,
Admissions Officer,
email: admissions@ittralee.ie

Ms. Mary Stritch,
Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator,
email: lifelonglearning@ittralee.ie

Research areas

If you are interested in pursuing a Masters by Research or a PhD, please contact the relevant head of department for further information (see below):

Ms. Mary Rose Stafford
Head of Department of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism
e: mary.rose.stafford@staff.ittralee.ie

Ms. Brigid Crowley
Head of Departments of Creative Media and Information Technology and Computing
e: brigid.crowley@staff.ittralee.ie

Mr. Ray O'Connor Desmond
Head of Department of Business
e: ray.oconnordesmond@staff.itttralee.ie

Dr. Patrick Carney
Head of Department of Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
e: patrick.carney@staff.ittralee.ie

Dr. Noel Mulligan
Head of Department of Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences
e: noel.mulligan@staff.ittralee.ie

Ms. Aisling Sharkey
Head of Department of Social Sciences
e: aisling.sharkey@staff.ittralee.ie

Ms. Gerardina Harnett
Head of Department of Nursing and Health Care Sciences
e: gerardina.harnett@staff.ittralee.ie

Dr. Michael Hall
Head of Department of Health and Leisure Studies
e: michael.hall@staff.ittralee.ie

Enrolment and start dates

Apply directly to IT Tralee.

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