Marine Sciences - Structured

Course Overview
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All PhD students in the College of Science will enrol in a Structured PhD:

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: PHDS-MARS

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


Structured PhD, full-time.


Research Areas

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

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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