MSc by Research
For this postgraduate course you can either apply online or download our application form.
Our research programme aims to allow you to make a significant original contribution to knowledge in technology-enhanced learning through research. You will be prepared to solve complex problems independently by applying scientific methods. Our programme will give you significant expertise in technology enhanced learning through an intensive programme of study and supervised research.
Who is the Programme for?
This programme is for people who want to research and build technologies for learning and training situations in academic and commercial organisations. It is also for e-learning practitioners and individuals who wish to specialise by developing the requisite research skills. The MSc/PhD programme prepares learners at the highest level for a professional career in computing, whether it involves using technology in workplace set t ings, the community or classroom.
The programme will allow you to:
- Develop knowledge at the forefront of technology-enhanced learning
- Make your own research contribution and create and interpret new knowledge in the area of technology-enhanced learning
- Develop your ability to critique scholarly work in the area of technology-enhanced learning and the ability to apply the knowledge
- Acquire skills for the benefit of the knowledge economy and broader society
Andrea Molmar - “In NCI the atmosphere is very open. You get a lot of support from your supervisor, as well as the other staff members at the college. NCI organises various seminars in which students can discuss their research and receive feedback.”
PhD - full-time: 4-5 years
PhD - part-time: 6-7 years
MSc - full-time: 2 years
MSc - part-time: 3-4 years
Tuesday and Thursday 18.30 - 22.30 Some Saturdays may be required
An honours undergraduate degree at 2.2 in a cognate field of study or equivalent. If deemed suitable, exemptions from some taught modules may be granted to students with a Masters Degree. English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. An interview with the Dean of School to confirm suitability may be required. A telephone interview will be organised if required. Upon registration students are registered for the MSc programme. After successfully completing the taught component along with exams, students will continue on the MSc stream or transfer to the PhD stream.
The MSc Masters by research is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The PhD award of Doctorate in Philosophy in Technology Enhanced Learning is awarded by HETAC at level 10 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Course Fee Listing. Fees include tuition, registration assessment and capitation fees (Fees revised annually).
You can spread the cost of fees with our direct debit plan.
Tuesday 17th September 2013