Welcome to the Graduate section of the School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology website. We are proud of our program and pleased you are interested in it.
About Chemistry in Our School
We have an excellent record of placement of our graduates in, for example, the pharmaceutical and materials science industries, in academic positions and in government laboratories and agencies, both in Ireland and abroad.
About Our School and Our PhD Degree Program
The School offers several programs of activities designed to enhance personal and professional skills. Thus PhD students are expected to attend lectures by visiting speakers and undertake a program of lectures in advanced topics. The largest of these programs, called Dublin Chemistry is offered jointly with the Department of Chemistry in Trinity College Dublin. All of our PhD students are also expected to spend some time assisting in undergraduate laboratories or teaching undergraduates in tutorials. As well as providing some extra income, these duties provide stimulating teaching experience and contact with our BSc students.
Many of our students also spend a short period doing research in a university or industrial laboratory abroad. This is usually on the continent of Europe but may be in the United States or the UK. Experience of working abroad has been encouraged by the European Community's 'Erasmus' program; under this scheme students also come to work in UCD and countries sending students to the School in recent years have included Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Russia.
Taught MSc Programmes
These 1 year full time programmes involves the selection of 90 credits of material (including a 30 credit 4 month research project) from modules designed to broaden your knowledge of chemistry or concentrate on a specific area in preparation for a research degree. We offer three Taught MSc Programmes; MSc Negotiated Learning (students choose from a suite of modules in a themed programme of study), MSc Synthetic Chemistry for the Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemicals Industry and MSc Nanomaterial's Chemistry.