Postgraduate Opportunities at LYIT

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The President’s Research Awards present new postgraduate opportunities at LYIT (Letterkenny Institute of Technology) for graduates to undertake funded two year Masters by Research programmes.

Postgraduate Opportunities at LYIT

These programmes provide graduates with advanced research training and the opportunity to make exciting research discoveries.

Padraig Gallagher, Head of Research and Innovation at LYIT says; “The President’s Research Awards represent a significant investment in research by LYIT and will contribute to the knowledge economy and innovation base in the North West. The awards provides a fantastic opportunity for highly motivated individuals to work in a dynamic research environment across the areas of Business, Computing, and Tourism here at LYIT”.

“These masters will provide the research candidate with the necessary skills and information to undertake their own innovative research with guidance from some of our top academic supervisors. Ultimately, a research masters from LYIT will help to develop the next generation of researchers and enable them to pursue their own successful career in research, academia or industry”.

A number of programmes are on offer now in Business, Tourism and Computing.

Receive a Stipend

Each successful candidate will receive a postgraduate stipend of €10,000, plus fees and a contribution to their direct research project costs.

Gertie Taggart, Head of School of Science said: “Doing a Masters by research gives you the chance to specialise and advance in a field of knowledge that you have a specific interest in. It keeps you engaged with research in your area and allows you to develop enhanced professional networking opportunities with experts in your field of research.

“A higher degree such as a Masters enhances your career options so that you can transition into senior positions in the workplace. A Masters qualification also affords you the prospect to progress to a doctoral qualification.”

Find Out More

For more information on Research Titles and the application process visit

or to enquire about courses, click here.


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