The MAP-i doctoral degree provides excellent preparation for an academic career, for advanced research and development in industry, or for independent entrepreneurial ventures. The doctoral programme is aimed at developing its students into mature researchers, able to make original scientific contributions that have both practical significance and a rigourous theoretical grounding.
Doctoral students in the MAP-i do individual research in Computer Science under the direct supervision of an academic expert in their field. They can also undertake extra modules to develop their pedagogic skills, and exercise them by taking up teaching assistant positions. A graduate MAP-i student will be highly qualified and well positioned to pursue a successful academic career in national and international institutions.
The research activities of the academic staff supporting the doctoral programme include wide-ranging collaborative work with leading IT-companies in this country and abroad. A selected number of students will have the opportunity to carry out their research work in the context of this collaborative work, effectively working together with the research and development teams of our industrial partners.
The policy of the three MAP Universities is to promote knowledge and technology transfer for innovation, not only through our established industrial partners, but also by encouraging the post-graduate student to move on to an independent entrepreneurial activity, ideally taking advantage of the highly specialised know-how built up in doctoral research activities.