Science & Engineering - Research
The requirements listed below are the minimum requirements set by the University. Individual Faculties may have specific requirements and applicants are requested to identify a potential supervisor before submitting an application for a research programme.
Applicants to a Research Degree Programme (minimum entry requirements)
•An appropriate master's or equivalent qualification that has been obtained from a University or other institution recognised by UL following a period of study similar to that required in UL. A candidate who holds a master's degree in a discipline other than that in which the doctoral research is intended to be pursued shall be considered for entry under rule 5.4.1b, or
•An honours primary bachelor's degree with a minimum classification of 2.1 honours or equivalent qualification, or
•An honours primary bachelor's degree with a minimum classification of 2.2 honours or equivalent qualification, or
•A degree or equivalent qualification, other than that specified in 5.4.1a, 5.4.1b or 5.4.1c and a minimum of four years' acceptable professional experience at an appropriate and relevant level may be considered for entry to the master's register.
•Candidates within this category without a minimum of four years' acceptable professional experience will be considered for entry under regulation 5.4.4.
For further information on the Research Postgraduate Academic Regulations (Handbook of Academic Regulations & Procedures)
An up-to-date schedule of fees is available to download from www.graduateschool.ul.ie
Start Date: 09/Sep/2019
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is the largest faculty in UL, comprised of the following ten departments:
•Chemical & Environmental Sciences
•Civil Engineering & Materials Science
•Computer Science & Information Systems
•Electronic & Computer Engineering
•Design & Manufacturing Technology
•Mathematics & Statistics
•Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering
•Physics & Energy
The faculty's departments currently deliver taught and research postgraduate programmes to over 780 registered postgraduates, of which over 330 are pursuing doctorate programmes. The primary focus is on increasing the quality and quantity of postgraduate students and research outputs, including PhDs and publications.
The main research objective of the faculty is to provide a research-driven environment that will undertake both fundamental and applied research. Promoting the publication of results, attracting national and international researchers, and developing further collaborative links with industry are also key priorities.
Course title Duration
Structured PhD Programme: PhD in School of Architecture 4 Years
Structured PhD Programme: PhD in Chemical & Environmental Science 4 Years
Structured PhD Programme: PhD in Civil Engineering and Materials Science 4 Years
Structured PhD Programme: PhD in Computer Science & Information Systems 4 Years
Structured Phd Programme: PhD in Electronics & Computer Engineering 4 Years
Structured PhD Programme: PhD in Life Sciences 4 Years
Structured PhD Programme: PhD in Mathematics & Statistics 4 Years
Structured PhD Programme: PhD in Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering 4 Years
Structured PhD Programme: PhD in Physics and Energy 4 Years
Structured PhD Programmes: PhD in Design and Manufacturing Technology 4 Years