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University College Dublin - College of Science

Building on a long and distinguished reputation, the UCD Science is the largest and most dynamic research and training facility in Ireland. UCD Science provides world-class research and learning facilities for undergraduate BSc, graduate MSc (both taught and research) and PhD students. Working with internationally-recognised academics, research students in UCD science tackle questions of vital importance in the areas of human, animal, environmental and global welfare in a supportive, creative community within key thematic areas including:

  • Biotechnology, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Informatics
  • Energy, Climate and Environment
  • Health and Healthcare Delivery
  • Mathematics and Finance
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physical and Geological Sciences

UCD Science is dedicated to the creation, delivery and communication of new knowledge and innovation across the spectrum of Science. With a staff of 750 and a student population of 5,500, including 1,800 postgraduate students, the College is a vibrant community dedicated to excellence in all our pursuits.

Postgraduate study

Taught Master Science Courses

UCD Science has a broad range of Taught Masters courses across key thematic strands including: Biotechnology, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Computer Science and Informatics, Energy and Environment, Food, Mathematics and Finance, and Physical Sciences.

A current list of these courses can be located at: www.ucd.ie/science/ucd_taught_graduate_studies.html

Facilities

NEW Science District

UCD’s Science District presents a vision for science in Ireland in the early decades of the 21st century and a plan for UCD’s role in making that vision a reality. A core objective is the strategic integration of science with related disciplines including Agri-Food, Biomedicine, Engineering, and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). This overarching approach will serve to reinforce Ireland’s economic prosperity and pre-eminence in science and related disciplines.

The UCD Science District encompasses a wide spectrum of disciplines and facilities including, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, UCD Health Sciences, UCD Centre for Agriculture and Food Science, UCD Veterinary Sciences Centre, UCD Computer Science and Informatics Centre. The new Science Centre will be a key resource in the development of UCD’s Science District.

Take a virtual tour of the NEW Science District - www.ucd.ie/campusdevelopment/transformationalprojects/sciencedistrict/

Research

Science Research Degrees

The research training opportunities available reflect the diversity of talent, experience and tradition available within UCD Science. Students can choose from a wide range of topics from basic science research through applied science in our thematic areas. Research degrees are ideal for anyone interested in pursuing further in-depth study in a specialist area relevant to their primary degree.

Research degrees involve students carrying out their own research and academic study under the one-to-one supervision of an academic supervisor. The precise focus of research is agreed between the supervisor and student. Research can be carried out at Masters or Doctoral level. Please see www.ucd.ie/science/ucd_research_degrees.html for further details.

UCD Science Research Institutes and Centres

Increasingly ‘big’ questions require answers that draw on a multitude of skills often situated at the interface of disciplines; for this reason UCD created several institutes and centres, which connect knowledge across boundaries and breakdown academic silos. Academics from across UCD Science address the research questions of these institutes and centre, for example examining green energy and the environment, biomedical research, complex numerical systems, nanotechnology, sensors and the interface of biology and technology. Research students in UCD Science are increasingly involved in multi-disciplinary programmes and themes that are supported by the Schools and associated research and institutes and centres including:

  • UCD Conway Institute for Biomolecular & Biomedical Research
  • UCD Earth Institute
  • UCD Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology
  • UCD Centre for BioNano Interactions
  • UCD Centre for Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation
  • UCD Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory

Visit our ‘Research Showcase’ Science Research Degrees

The research training opportunities available reflect the diversity of talent, experience and tradition available within UCD Science. Students can choose from a wide range of topics from basic science research through applied science in our thematic areas. Research degrees are ideal for anyone interested in pursuing further in-depth study in a specialist area relevant to their primary degree.

Research degrees involve students carrying out their own research and academic study under the one-to-one supervision of an academic supervisor. The precise focus of research is agreed between the supervisor and student. Research can be carried out at Masters or Doctoral level. Please see http://www.ucd.ie/science/news/Downloads/UCD_Science_Research_Showcase.pdf for further details.

Innovation

www.ucd.ie/innovation/aboutus

Together with teaching and research, innovation is recognized as a third pillar encompassing university activity. In conjunction with UCD’s Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre, Nova, commercialization of the research on-going in UCD Science is realized through licensing arrangements with established enterprises and the development of spin-out companies including:

1. Celtic Catalysts

2. HeyStaks Technologies

3. Changing Worlds

4. Enzolve Technologies

Key information

Contact: Edel Caraway
Contact telephone number: 
+353 (0)1 7162541
Academic and support staff: 
750
Postgraduate students: 
1800
Academic and support staff: 
750
Student ratio: 
3:1