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Biological & Environmental Science - Research

The School boasts a large cohort of graduate students enrolled in high quality structured M.Sc. (by research) and Ph.D. programmes that provide training in specific, state-of-the-art and generic research skills. Graduate students constitute a significant and valued presence within our School and we are dedicated to the continuing development of our Ph.D. programmes and to enhancing the graduate's training experience.

Thematic Ph.D. programmes

The UCD Structured Ph.D. enables UCD Ph.D. students achieve the best possible experience of graduate research and training. See here for more details. SBBS offers thematic Ph.D. programmes in Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Infection Biology and Biotechnology. Candidates interested in pursuing a Ph.D. programme within the School should initially make contact with a potential supervisor in a chosen research area to establish the availability of a position. See our research pages for more information.

See our Research Vacancies page for information any funded Ph.D. Positions that may be available.


Biological & Environmental Science (X215/X320) MSc Research 1 Year FT / 2 Years PT
Biological & Environmental Science (X231/X232) PhD Research 3 Years / 6 Years FT

Further enquiries

For further information please contact the SBES School Office. We are located on the second floor of Science West.

UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science
Room 213, Science Centre West
UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4

Postgraduate enquiries: Rachael Reenan Tel: +353 1 716 2395

Enrolment and start dates

Start date: To be agreed with School

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