Our PhD degree programme is a structured programme that is primarily based on carrying out scientific research and the submission of a PhD research thesis by the end of the four-year period. As part of the structured programme students complete developmental modules to enhance their professional transferable skills, which are required to succeed in the modern work environment. Such courses include core and elective choices.
Normally students will take 30 credits through these modules.
The School of Chemistry is actively involved in a large variety of chemical research including Synthesis, Natural Product Synthesis, Structure Determination, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry and Marine Biodiscovery, Medicinal Chemistry and Materials Chemistry. Output in terms of peer reviewed publications has grown significantly in recent years and the school has graduated approximately 380 PhD students since 1970. More than 60% of these graduates are employed in Irish Industry with the remainder working in the public sector or in education. A number have successful careers outside Ireland.
The School of Chemistry in NUI Galway prides itself with its active research and publication record. Publications over the last number of years are evident in a wide range of analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, and nature chemistry journals. Currently research activity within the School of Chemistry involves over 60 postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in a large number of Research Areas.