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 for equivalencies at

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

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

Applicants can also contact UCC Department/Schools relevant to that area of research and check the availability of appropriate supervisors .

You must choose a supervisor and discuss your prospective research with them before applying. Your supervisor 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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