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Information Technology - Research

Course overview

Information Technology offers MSc and PhD degrees comprising an extended period of research and the submission of a dissertation. Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor (a member of academic staff) and the Head of Discipline. Applicants should have an honours primary degree in computing/IT or related areas. Applications for MSc and PhD by research can be made at any time, but registration follows the normal academic year cycle. Most of the department's research candidates are supported by fellowship schemes or externally funded research programmes.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have a good honours degree (typically First Class Honours or 2:1) in a relevant area. You are recommended to begin by contacting a member of Information Technology academic staff whose research interests are most closely aligned to yours. You can find information on research interests and contacts on our website: http://www.it.nuigalway.ie/.


For MSc Applied Computing & I.T.: Candidates must hold at least a 2nd Class Honours Primary Degree in a related subject area or hold a Primary Degree in a related area without honours (which is acceptable to College) and have practical experience in the subject area over a period of not less than three years.


Academics will help you to identify a good research topic and can advise you of funding opportunities.

Duration

Course Code: PhD (full-time) 1PE1; PhD (part-time) 1PE2 MSc (full-time) 1MCS1; MSc (part-time) 1MCS2 MSc (full-time) 1MTF1; MSc (part-time) 1MTF2


PhD (Information Technology), full-time

PhD (Information Technology), part-time

MSc (Computer Science & Information Technology), full-time [formerly MSc (Applied Computing & I.T.)]

MSc (Computer Science & Information Technology), part-time [formerly MSc (Applied Computing & I.T.)]

MSc Teicneolaíocht Faisnéise (Information Technology), full-time

MSc Teicneolaíocht Faisnéise (Information Technology), part-time

Further enquiries

Dr. Jim Duggan

T +353 91 493 836

E jim.duggan@nuigalway.ie

www.it.nuigalway.ie/

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Research areas

Research Areas


Ms. Pat Byrne

pat.byrne@nuigalway.ie

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Socio-economic impacts of ICT; ICT in education.


Dr. Des Chambers

des.chambers@nuigalway.ie

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Distributed systems; Medical informatics; Intelligent medical devices.


Dr. Jim Duggan

jim.duggan@nuigalway.ie

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Enterprise computing; System dynamics and operations research; Multi-agent systems.


Ms. Josephine Griffith

josephine.griffith@nuigalway.ie

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Collaborative filtering; Information retrieval; Web-based education.


Prof. Gerard Lyons

gerard.lyons@nuigalway.ie

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Enterprise computing; Multi-agent systems and intelligent devices; Process modeling enterprise integration.


Dr. Michael Madden

michael.madden@nuigalway.ie

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Machine learning; Data mining; Artificial intelligence.


Mr. Hugh Melvin

hugh.melvin@nuigalway.ie

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Internet multimedia services; Quality of service in networks and comms; Synchronised time services.


Dr. Owen Molloy

owen.molloy@nuigalway.ie

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Enterprise computing; Intelligent enterprise integration; Business Performance Management.


Dr. Owen Molloy

owen.molloy@nuigalway.ie

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Enterprise computing; Intelligent enterprise integration; Business Performance Management.


Dr. Colm O'Riordan

colm.oriordan@nuigalway.ie

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Information Retrieval, Game Theory, Random graph generation.

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