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Chemistry & Chemical Biology - Research

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.

Entry requirements

UCD Students may apply for consideration for transfer to the 'PhD in Chemistry' subject to availability of places and satisfaction of eligibility requirements.

How to Apply to our Graduate Research Programmes in Chemistry:
We welcome applications from suitably qualified graduates with a minimum of 2:1H award of BSc (Hons) degrees in Chemistry, or equivalent.

Familiarise yourself with the wide range of research interests of our academic staff. Feel free to contact any of the staff members to find out more about their research. I think you will find that they share my enthusiasm for our School and for the quality of our research programme and teaching.

Once a match with a member of academic staff has been identified, our School administrative staff, can provide more general information about admissions procedures. They can be contacted at dublinchemistry@ucd.ie.

Duration

X217 MSc 15 months full-time
PhD - X235 3 years full-time, X236 6 years part-time.

Further enquiries

Once a match with a member of academic staff has been identified, our School administrative staff, can provide more general information about admissions procedures. They can be contacted at dublinchemistry@ucd.ie.

Information for current graduate students can be found at http://www.ucd.ie/chem/graduateprogrammes/usefulinformation/

General information about postgraduate studies at UCD can also be found on the UCD Graduate Studies website

Dr Paul Evans
Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee
UCD School of Chemistry and Chermical Biology
UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Tel : 353-1-7162291

Comment

The MSc by research degree is based primarily upon carrying out research, and submission of a research thesis, and typically takes about four terms to complete.

The PhD degree is based primarily upon carrying out research, and submission of a thesis, and typically takes about three years to complete (6 years part-time)

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