Marine Sciences - Structured

Course Overview
Group leader links: www.ryaninstitute.ie/research/biodiversity-and-bioresources/

All PhD students in the College of Science will enrol in a Structured PhD: www.nuigalway.ie/science/rgroups.html

Short summary of the research area:
Research in the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway can be carried out through separate discipline pathways (mainly but not exclusively Physics, Botany, Zoology and Earth and Ocean Sciences). The Ryan Institute pathway covers topics more strongly associated with the cross discipline and cross-College Ryan Institute or with staff not assigned to a discipline.

The primary areas of research interest are currently with the biodiversity and bioresources cluster, particularly:

Environmental Management & Conservation. Marine conservation, sustainable harvesting planning and management
Biodiversity: Patterns & Processes. Species distributions, marine population dynamics, community structure
Aquaculture, Biotechnology, & Biodiscovery. Research to support biodiscovery and aquaculture

Important: Applicants must speak to the research group leader before applying via PAC.

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: 1SPS1

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Duration

Structured PhD, full-time.

Research

Research Areas

Current projects are in biodiversity, aquaculture, fish population dynamics, intertidal ecology, zooplankton, deep sea research, habitat mapping, conservation, marine foods and biodiscovery.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PhD

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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