College of Science Research Modules

All incoming College of Science PhD students must take 30 credits of taught modules over their programme. The aim of these taught modules is to facilitate research as well as to provide you with important transferable skills enhancing your career development. Your School or Programme may recommend or require certain modules, please check with your Supervisor. Unless your School or programme stipulates specific modules, you may choose from the full range of modules available throughout the University in consultation and agreement with your Principal Supervisor and your DSP. To register for modules, you must complete a module registration form which is available from your School after agreement with the module co-ordinator and your supervisor. This form should be returned to your School office who will register you to your chosen modules.

The modules listed below are not a definite list – PhD students, in consultation with their supervisor & DSP, can choose any module across the university which will be useful for their research or transferable skills. The list below is an example of the types of discipline specific modules that were taken by research students in previous years. Students should review a complete list of modules in the Course Search.

Students are entitled to register to modules from any UCD School. You may wish to review other Schools module lists to assess which modules may be useful to you.

The modules listed are open to all students across the College, but research students in the UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science are required to take the first two modules from this list. The others are examples of modules that have been taken previously by research students in SBES. The remaining credit requirement can be made up from modules across the University but should be chosen in consultation with your supervisor. The UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science’s level 4 modules are available to PhD students both in the School and across the University on condition that the School has in-programme students registered to the modules.

School specific and not open to students from other Schools. Optional module.

 

School specific and not open to students from other Schools. Optional module.

 

Open to all students across the College. Core for School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science (SBBS) students.

 

School specific and not open to students from other Schools. Core for some SBBS students.

 

Core for SBBS students.

 

School specific and not open to students from other Schools. Core for SBBS students.

 

School specific and not open to students from other Schools. Core for SBBS students.

 

 

In addition entire suite of final year undergraduate modules are available as required/appropriate.

Core Modules:

Compulsory in year 1 of the chemistry doctoral programme.

Compulsory in year 1 of the chemistry doctoral programme and students taking this must also have assigned undergraduate teaching duties.

Compulsory in year 3 of the chemistry doctoral programme.

 

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These optional modules are open to all postgraduate students registered to the School of Chemistry.  For non-chemistry students who are considering taking these modules please contact the listed module coordinator for advice regarding your suitability and if space is available.

 

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The following modules are only available to students registered in the Dublin Chemistry or the UCD Bio-Nano doctoral programmes. 

This 5-credit module is offered in Semester One. It is core* for PhD students in Computer Science and in general may not be taken by those outside of Computer Science. The number of places is limited owing to the organisation of the module around individual presentations by students. Therefore, the number of places available to students from outside of Computer Science varies from year to year and is not known until close to the registration closing date.

 

*In very exceptional circumstances a Computer Science PhD student may be permitted to substitute for IA40120 - Opportunity Generation and Recognition, but this is not generally regarded as an acceptable substitution.

 Many other modules at levels 4 and 5 are offered by Computer Science and are in principle available to students of other disciplines.

Modules are School specific and are not open to students from other Schools.

Any module offered by the school can be taken by students outside the school so long as the prerequisites are met. Please contact the school office for further information.

 

Commonly taken modules in the UCD College of Science. The following is not a definitive list.