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PHD Programme at DIT

A structured programme of education that is research-based and includes activities that support the acquisition of a range of relevant specialist and transferrable skills

Our PhD programme has been developed by the Dublin Technological University (DTU) alliance comprising Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), the Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown (ITB) and the Institute of Technology Tallaght, Dublin (ITT, Dublin).  The early stages of the programme are also applicable to MPhil and PgDip(Res) programmes and our research programmes have smart specialisations in: 

  • Environment, Energy and Health
  • Information, Communications and Media Technologies
  • New Materials and Devices
  • Society, Culture and Enterprise

 For more information on our research programmes please see:

 As a research student you will complete your specialised research project in interdisciplinary research environments and simultaneously develop a range of discipline specific and transferrable skills and competencies utilizable by industry and the professions.  All graduate students complete employability skills modules during the 4 year programme including Communication Skills, Ethics & Social Understanding, Research Methods, Project Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Professional & Career Management. All PhD students also complete discipline specific modules which are tailored to their individual research projects.

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For further information please contact the Graduate Research School Office at e: phd@dit.ie