Science Engineering & Food Science - Research

University College Cork

Science Engineering & Food Science - Research

Subjects taught

CKT01 PhD (Science) - Biochemistry (Full-Time)
CKT02 PhD (Science) - Biochemistry (Part-Time)
CKT05 PhD (Science) - Applied Ecology (Full-Time)
CKT06 PhD (Science) - Applied Ecology (Part-Time)
CKT07 PhD (Science) - Zoology (Full-Time)
CKT08 PhD (Science) - Zoology (Part-Time)
CKT09 PhD (Science) - Plant Science (Full-Time)
CKT10 PhD (Science) - Applied Ecology & Plant Science (Full-Time)
CKT11 PhD (Science) - Computer Science (Full-Time)
CKT12 PhD (Science) - Computer Science (Part-Time)
CKT13 PhD (Science) - Environmental Science (Full-Time)
CKT14 PhD (Science) - Environmental Science (Part-Time)
CKT15 PhD (Science) - Geology (Full-Time)
CKT16 PhD (Science) - Geology (Part-Time)
CKT17 PhD (Science) - Physics (Full-Time)
CKT18 PhD (Science) - Physics (Part-Time)

CKT29 PhD (Science) - Microbiology (Full-Time)
CKT30 PhD (Science) - Microbiology (Part-Time)

CKT39 PhD (Science) - Chemistry (Full-Time)
CKT40 PhD (Science) - Chemistry (Part-Time)
CKT41 PhD (Science) - Applied Mathematics (Full-Time)
CKT42 PhD (Science) - Applied Mathematics (Part-Time)
CKT43 PhD (Science) - Fisheries Management, Development & Conserviation (Full-Time)
CKT44 PhD (Science) - Fisheries Management, Development & Conserviation (Part-Time)
CKT45 PhD (Science) - Geography (Full-Time)
CKT46 PhD (Science) - Geography (Part-Time)
CKT47 PhD (Science) - Mathematics (Full-Time)
CKT48 PhD (Science) - Mathematics (Part-Time)
CKT49 PhD (Science) - Statistics (Full-Time)
CKT50 PhD (Science) - Statistics (Part-Time)
CKT51 PhD (Science) - Pharmacology (Full-Time)
CKT52 PhD (Science) - Pharmacology (Part-Time)
CKT53 PhD (Science) - Applied Psychology (Full-Time)
CKT54 PhD (Science) - Applied Psychology (Part-Time)
CKT55 PhD [Science] - Plant Science (Part-Time)
CKT56 PhD [Science] - Applied Ecology & Plant Science (Part-Time)

CKT70 PhD (Microbial Biotechnology) (Full-Time)

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
PhD applicants need an honours level degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum of a 2H1 (second class honours, grade 1) to apply.

Master by Research applicants need an honours level degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum of a 2H2 (second class honours, grade 2) to apply.

Check our qualification comparison website here for equivalencies.

Check our English language requirements here.

Although students generally choose a topic for their research from their degree discipline you are not restricted to your primary degree subjects.

Once applicants know which area or topic they wish to research, they then need to find supervisors. This site offers a list of academics listed under a wide range of schools/departments/disciplines.

Applicants can also contact a UCC academic unit directly to enquire about the availability of appropriate supervisors.

You must choose your supervisors and discuss your research proposal with them before applying. Your supervisors will let you know if you need to prepare a research proposal and will need to approve your proposal before you submit it. You may need to submit this proposal directly to the School/Department and/or submit it with your online application. Applicants who apply to research programmes in Arts, Celtics Studies and Social Sciences, Law and Medicine & Health are required to submit a research proposal of approximately 1,500 words, and in Business, a proposal of approximately 500 words is required.

Application dates

Apply Online
After confirming your research area and supervisory arrangements (as detailed via How to Apply - Application link below) applicants apply online at the UCC application portal. There is a €50 application fee for applications.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time

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