PhD/MSc by Research

Postgraduate research in the School covers a broad spectrum of specialities, as can be seen in our Research Groups, with a seamless transition between pure and applied research. We encourage research students to develop independent and original research. They are required to take ownership of their research and are encouraged to plan their research, in consultation with their academic supervisor(s) and relevant technical staff. They are not merely laboratory assistants who carry out the research directions of their supervisor. If you are interested in one of our PhD projects you should contact the specified research supervisor who will advise you further on the project and application procedure and deadlines.

If you are interested in conducting research with a friendly School in a vibrant city, this is the place for you. The School is always interested in receiving research proposals from intending postgraduate students and will endeavour to support them if supervision and facilities are adequate and funding can be obtained.

Under the UCD PhD Scholarship initiative, 150 PhD scholarships are being offered across a number of Schools in the University for the 2016/17 academic year. Please see the UCD PhD Scholarship Initiative for more information.

General information about postgraduate studies at UCD can be found on the UCD Graduate Studies Website.