Geocomputation - Research

The NCG research degree programmes build a student's capacity for independent research, enhancing advanced specialist knowledge in geocomputation. Students are encouraged to disseminate their research through conference attendance and academic writing and to undertake professional and specialist skills training modules to develop their skills as early career researchers.

Entry requirements

Normally an upper Second Class Honours degree or a relevant Masters degree is required. For international students, IELTS level 6.5 English language ability is required.


MH02B PhD 4 years Full-time
MH03B PhD 6 years Part-time
MH04B MSc by Research 2 years Full-time
MH05B MSc by Research 3 years Part-time

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 6455
Web: national-centre-geocomputation-ncg


The NCG is a leading international research centre committed to extending the understanding and utilisation of geographical data. Geocomputation encompasses the collection, storage, visualisation and analysis of spatial data and its application in addressing a variety of social, economic and environmental issues. The NCG's research impacts on a wide range of areas including health, environment, social policy, and the geosciences.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Research areas

Research interests include, but are not limited to, geographical information science, spatial data analysis, spatial modelling, geographically weighted regression, large scale data handling, Mobile mapping systems, intelligent transportation systems, disaster management systems and health geography.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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