Earth & Ocean Sciences - Structured

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enter on a programme of study and research for the degree of PhD you must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of your fitness.

Application dates

Course Code: PHDS-EOSC

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Structured PhD, full-time


Research Areas

Physical habitat mapping
Caledonian/Variscan geology
Other geological topics
Marine geophysics
Land-based geophysics
Physical oceanography
Chemical oceanography
Palaeontology and Evolution
Carbonate Sedimentology
Metals in Groundwater
Coastal Karstic Aquifers
Integrated catchment management
Sedimentary Provenance (new techniques and applications)
"Source to Sink" modelling of sedimentary basins
Evolution of modern and ancient large-scale drainage systems
Climate records in sedimentary archives
Ocean acidification
Carbon cycling in coastal waters
Trace element cycling in coastal waters

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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