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Chemistry - Research

The main objective of this programme is to provide graduate students with an integrated broad-based training in the discipline of chemistry including the
most advanced research methodology in physical, organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry. There are three main educational elements to the chemistry structured PhD programme, namely:

(1) Research Work;
(2) Education Courses in Chemistry;
(3) Professional Training.

The Department of Chemistry is committed to providing excellence in teaching, research and in the training of PhD students. Our aim is to provide graduate students with every opportunity to enhance and develop their career, by providing good supervision, training in research methodology and associated professional skills; all of which will prepare them for their subsequent career.

The main objective of this programme is to provide graduate students with an integrated broad-based training in the discipline of chemistry including the most advanced research methodology in physical, organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry.

There are three main educational elements to the chemistry structured PhD programme, namely: (1) Research Work, (2) Education Courses in Chemistry and (3) Professional Training. Details of the Programme are provided in the Departmental Postgraduate Student Handbook (for Candidates Completing a PhD Degree in Chemistry) which is available through the Department.

Entry requirements

Candidates for a PhD degree will normally be expected to have a Second Class Honours Grade 1 primary degree in Chemistry, or a relevant discipline. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Duration

MHE02 PhD 4 years Full-time
MHE03 PhD 6 years Part-time
MHE04 MSc by Research 2 years Full-time
MHE05 MSc by Research 3 years Part-time

In addition to the traditional research topic, students take a minimum of 30 credits over the four-year programme. These credits are divided between transferable and chemistry-specific course material, as detailed below. The modules are assigned a level, with Level 1 corresponding to postgraduate level in the first year of study, and Level 2 indicating a more advanced and specialised topic, suitable for PhD students in the second, third and fourth years of study.

Careers or further progression

The knowledge gained through the study of chemistry opens many career pathways, including, but not limited to, chemistry, medicine, law, business, chemical physics, environmental science, and teaching. The American Chemical Society (www.acs.org) and Royal Society of Chemistry (www.rsc.org/gateway/subject/careers) maintain career services web pages which have information about careers in chemistry.

Further enquiries

Programme Administration Postgraduate Committee Department of Chemistry
Tel +353(0)1 708 3770
Email Chemistry.Department@mu.ie
Website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/chemistry
Address Department of Chemistry, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Comment

Chemistry
Chemistry at Maynooth is distinctive in that the size of the Department is large enough to offer a range of structured, funded research options within modern laboratory facilities and research instrumentation typical of a larger university, but still small enough to maintain a highly studentoriented, supportive environment.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date - Rolling Closing Date.

Research areas

Research strengths include bioanalytics and neuroscience, electrochemistry and materials chemistry, spectroscopy and astrochemistry of low temperature materials, biophysical chemistry, bioinorganic and medicinal chemistry, synthetic and mechanistic organic chemistry.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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