(Structured PhD) DERI Digital Enterprise Research Institute

College of Engineering & Informatics,
School of Engineering & Informatics

Course overview

The Structured PhD is a 4-year programme which offers added value to the core component of doctoral training. Students on this programme are offered disciplinary or dissertation specific modules, as well as generic and transferable skills designed to meet the needs of an employment market that is wider than academia.



The programme is flexible and student centred, as candidates choose their own pathways in consultation with their Supervisor and Graduate Research Committee.

Programmes available

PhD (full-time, four years)

  • New entrants may register for the programme from September to March each year
    The thesis remains central to the award of the PhD and is weighted at 330 ECTs.
  • Students select appropriate skills modules in consultation with their Supervisor and/or Postgraduate Research Committee as follows: At least 10 ECTs in two of the three skills categories, and an overall total of at least 30 ECTs

Skills Categories: (i) Problem Based Learning; (ii) Publication/Dissemination; (iii) Formal Training (from a range of Discipline-specific, Interdisciplinary and Generic modules)

Entry requirements

PhD—high Honours standard in the primary degree.

Areas of interest

Social Semantic Web
Semantic Web Infrastructure
Web Knowledge Representation
Semantic Web Search & Structured Querying
Sensor Networks
Web Mining
Entrepreneurship
Research Methodology & Writing
Semantic Web SW Engineering
High Performance Computing

Researcher profiles

http://www.deri.ie/about/team/member/stefan_decker/
Stefan Decker

http://astro.nuigalway.ie/staff/ashearer/
Andy Shearer

http://soso.deri.ie/
Alexandre Passant | John Breslin 

http://di2.deri.ie/
Giovanni Tummarello | Michael Hausenblas

http://usm.deri.ie/
Manfred Hauswirth | Marco Zuniga | Vinny Reynolds

http://uimr.deri.ie/
Conor Hayes | Marcel Karnstedt | Jeffrey Chan 

http://urq.deri.ie/
Axel Polleres

http://nlp.deri.ie/
Paul Buitelaa

http://uscs.deri.ie/
Siegfried Handschuh

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PAC code

Structured PhD, full-time—GYJ02

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