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Information Technology - Research

Programme Aims:
The Department of Information Technology offers you the opportunity to pursue Masters (MSc or MBS) and Doctorate (PhD) by Research. As a postgraduate you will be assigned one or more internal academic supervisors as well as other external supervisors where collaborative research projects are involved. You will have access to the entire range of resources within the Department and will be encouraged to carry out research to the highest standards.

Approach To Research
At LIT, there is a strong focus on postgraduate training and supervision. LIT is now part of the Shannon Consortium Graduate Training Development Network Programme, which provides an exceptional environment for postgraduate learners to develop research skills in preparation for a career towards leading research in the private and public sectors.

Entry requirements

Entry Procedure
The Normal Entry Standard for a Master’s Degree is an Honours Degree (Level 8) with a minimum level 2nd Class Honours in a field of study directly related to the subject matter of the Master’s Degree.

Careers or further progression

After 12-18 months of successful study, you will have the opportunity to transfer to a PhD. If you are interested in pursuing a higher Degree within the Department of Information Technology, you should contact the research coordinator after identifying a research topic that aligns with the areas of expertise outlined above.

Research Coordinator for Information Technology:
Dr. Ken Oakley Tel: 061 293832 Email:

Further enquiries

Course Contact
Ms. Kathleen Leamy
Tel: 061 293526

School/Faculty Contact
Telephone: +353 - 61- 293000
Fax: +353 - 61- 293001

Head of Department
Ms. Janice O Connell, BSc, Grad Dip, MSc

Head of School/Faculty
Ms. Maria Kyne, B.E., M.Eng. Science, H.Dip. Ed, C.Eng, FIEI
Paschal Meehan, B. Eng (Hons), EEP, FTC

Ms. Kathleen Leamy

Research areas

Research Areas
Computer Forensics & Security
• Computer Forensics Platforms
• Computer Systems Security
• System Analysis
• User Cognition Analysis
• Biometrics
• E-Voting Systems

Data Networks For Specialist Applications
• Wireless Networks
• Energy Control and Management Networks
• Powerline Carrier
• Intelligent Power Grids
• Data Communication Networks/Security
• Embedded Network Devices

Enterprise Technology
• Logistics and Supply Chain
• Solutions Architectures
• Computer Integrated Operations Management
• Computer Based Training

Data Mining
• Artificial Intelligence
• Genetic Algorithms
• Machine Learning

• Social Networking
• Online Collaborative Technologies
• E-Learning
• Virtual Learning Environments
• Semantic Web

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