Sciences - Research - PhD

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.

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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

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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

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)

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