Science - Masters - Research

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

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.

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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.

Further enquiries

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, call us on + 353 (0)21 490 2876 or email and we'll do our best to help.

Contact Details for Application Queries

Irish/EU applicants

Deirdre Daly

Graduate Studies Office

University College Cork

Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3241


International/non-EU applicants

International Office

University College Cork

Tel: +353 (0) 21 490 4745


Research areas

CKS01 MSc - Biochemistry (Full-Time)

CKS02 MSc - Biochemistry (Part-Time)

CKS05 MSc - Applied Ecology (Full-Time)

CKS06 MSc - Applied Ecology (Part-Time)

CKS07 MSc - Applied Mathematics (Full-Time)

CKS08 MSc - Applied Mathematics (Part-Time)

CKS09 MSc - Applied Psychology (Full-Time)

CKS10 MSc - Applied Psychology (Part-Time)

CKS11 MSc - Computer Science (Full-Time)

CKS12 MSc - Computer Science (Part-Time)

CKS13 MSc - Geography (Full-Time)

CKS14 MSc - Geography (Part-Time)

CKS15 MSc - Chemistry (Full-Time)

CKS16 MSc - Chemistry (Part-Time)

CKS17 MSc - Geology (Full-Time)

CKS18 MSc - Geology (Part-Time)

CKS19 MSc - Physics (Full-Time)

CKS20 MSc - Physics (Part-Time)

CKS23 MSc - Zoology (Full-Time)

CKS24 MSc - Zoology (Part-Time)

CKS27 MSc - Plant Science (Full-Time)

CKS28 MSc - Plant Science (Part-Time)

CKS47 MSc - Microbiology (Full-Time)

CKS48 MSc - Microbiology (Part-Time)

CKS57 MSc - Environmental Science (Full-Time)

CKS58 MSc - Environmental Science (Part-Time)

CKS59 MSc - Fisheries Management, Development & Conservation (Full-Time)

CKS60 MSc - Fisheries Management, Development & Conservation (Part-Time)

CKS61 MSc - Applied Mathematics (Full-Time)

CKS62 MSc - Applied Mathematics (Part-Time)

CKS63 MSc - Mathematics (Full-Time)

CKS64 MSc - Mathematics (Part-Time)

CKS65 MSc - Pharmacology (Full-Time)

CKS66 MSc - Pharmacology (Part-Time)

CKS67 MSc - Statistics (Full-Time)

CKS68 MSc - Statistics (Part-Time)

CKS69 MSc in Applied Science (Modelling and Numerical Computing) (Full-Time)

CKS78 MSc in Bioinnovation (Full-Time)

CKS79 MSc by Independent Research (Plant Science) (Full-Time)

CKS80 MRes Biochemistry (Full-Time)

CKS81 MRes in Animal and Plant Science (Full-Time)

CKS82 MRes in Geological Sciences (Full-time)

CKS83 MRes in Environmental Science (Full-Time)

CKS84 MRes Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Full-Time)

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