College of Health and Agricultural Sciences

All incoming College of Health and Agricultural Sciences 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 RSP. 

The modules listed below are not a definite list – PhD students, in consultation with their supervisor & RSP, 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.

In a new system upgrade for the academic year 2020-21, graduate research students will register for their taught modules online. Please see the registration procedure here.

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

School of Agriculture & Food Science

PhD students in the School Agriculture and Food Science are not required to take specific modules.  Therefore, students may choose from the full range of modules available throughout UCD, in consultation and agreement with their Principal Supervisor and the relevant module coordinators.

The modules listed below are open to PhD students from across the College depending on availability of places.

School of Veterinary Medicine

All PhD students are required to take some of these modules. Please contact for registration information and forms. These modules are also open to PhD students from other UCD Schools.

The modules that are available from our school are:

School of Medicine

The following modules are open to students from any School.

Level 5

Level 4 


School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems

The below modules are only available for PhD students registered in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems.

School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science

All modules are available to students across the College and are not compulsory to students in the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Sciences.

General College of Health & Agricultural Sciences Modules

Commonly taken modules in the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences. The following is not a definitive list.