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Postgraduate Research

TUS provides a physical, intellectual, social and cultural environment, which is conducive to the successful pursuit of independent academic research. Good research practice should grow out of good practice in teaching and learning. Relevant research activity can enhance and should never compromise the quality of teaching and learning at Higher Certificate, Bachelor Degree, Honours Bachelor Degree and Taught Master’s Level.

TUS is a Higher Education provider and QQI awards Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees to research candidates who successfully complete programmes of supervised research registered by QQI. Successful completion requires that learners are assessed as having attained the standard specified by LIT/QQI for the relevant Research Degree. TUS maintains approved provider status under approval and accreditation levels to supervise awards at Level 9 and 10.

A Masters and PhD by Research allows a candidate to undertake a unique piece of research under the guidance of a Supervisory team. Research programmes in TUS are offered across all disciplines: Applied Social Sciences, Applied Science, Food & Tourism, Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical & Automobile Technology, Information Technology, Built Environment, Business, Sports, Fine Art and Design programmes.

Duration: Typically 2-4 years full-time equivalent.

Location: Athlone Campus, Moylish Campus, LSAD Clare St Campus, Thurles Campus, Clonmel Campus

Minimum Entry Requirements: Honours Degree (Level 8) from a relevant programme or Recognised Prior Learning equivalent

To view the current list of postgraduate research programmes available please click here.

To download a Postgraduate Research Application form please click here.

If you are an International Student please click here

To apply for the Postgraduate Research Fellowship Award Programme 2020/2021 please click here.