Structured PhD Programmes 

Our PhD Programmes brochure is available here.... 

In line with HEA and EUA guidelines DIT is introducing a Structured PhD Framework which was validated and approved by Academic Council in February 2010.

Structured PhD programmes are specified programmes of education and training that are research-based and include activities that support the acquisition of a range of relevant specialist and transferrable skills. 

At DIT we have four thematic Structured PhD programmes: 

As a graduate student on one of these programmes 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 transferrable skills modules during the 4 year programme including Communication Skills, Ethics & Social Understanding, Personal effectiveness, Team-working & leadership, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Professional & Career Management. All graduate students also complete discipline specific modules which are tailored to their individual research projects.

For further information please contact the Graduate Research School Office at e: