Non-Funded Study Opportunities

Postgraduate StudiesNon-Funded Study Opportunities

Non-Funded Study Opportunities

Waterford Institute of Technology has a strong commitment to learning, research, development and innovation and has had success in all major research funding cycles in Ireland and Europe placing it at the forefront of the higher education sector in these areas.


Opportunities for research postgraduate studies may be available in the following areas:

  • Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, Reputation Management Branding, Tourism Services Management, Finance and International Business, Change management

  • Applied Arts - Literature, Art, Law, Music, Social Studies

  • Languages, Tourism and Hospitality - History

  • Building Technology

  • Engineering - Manufacturing, Electronics and Materials

  • Computing and Physics - Telecommunications Software, Information Systems, E-Learning, Opto-Electronics and Automotive IT

  • Science - Bioremediation, Separation Science, Pharmaceuticals, Forestry, Environmental Science Processes

  • Nursing, Health Sciences and Sports Studies

  • Education - Adult learning, Multiple Intelligences, Reflective Learning and Teaching


Interested in research at WIT?

If you are interested in pursuing research at WIT, it is advisable that you talk to researchers in the specific department.

Contact us

If you are interested in research at WIT, we would advise you to visit the departmental research section initially. This should give you an understanding of the areas of research persued in the department. We would then suggest you talk to the head of department to discuss your options.


Department of Graduate Business Studies
Head of Dept: Prof. Denis Harrington, [email protected]


Department of Education
Head of Dept: Dr. Mary  Fenton, [email protected]


Department of Lifelong Learning
Head of Dept: Neil  Quinlan, [email protected]


Department of Architecture
Head of Dept: Aleksander Kostic, [email protected]


Department of Built Environment
Head of Dept: Dr. Derek Sinnott, [email protected]


Department of Engineering Technology
Head of Dept: Albert Byrne, [email protected]


Department of Nursing and Health Care
Head of Dep/Head of School: Prof. John Wells, [email protected]  (pending appointment of HoD)


Department of Sport & Exercise Science
Head of Dept: Dr. Michael Harrison, [email protected]


Department of Applied Arts
Head of Dept: Dr. Michael Bergin, [email protected]


Department of Creative & Performing Arts
Head of Dept: Marian O'Neill, [email protected]


Department of Languages, Tourism & Hospitality
Head of Dept: Ray Cullen, [email protected]


Department of Science
Head of Dept: Dr. Orla O'Donavan, [email protected]


Department of Computing & Maths
Head of Dept: Dr. Padraig Kirwan, [email protected]