Graduate Research Opportunities


At the heart of UCD’s research strategy is the ambition to address the challenges that will shape Ireland’s future and its role in the wider world. The research programmes undertaken by students at the Schools of Agriculture and Food Science and Veterinary Medicine address key national issues include environment, energy, agri-food, health, and the development of evidence based policy. These align with many of the current global challenges in areas such as energy, food shortage and environment.

Students undertaking graduate research degrees within these School's have an opportunity to contribute to these nationally and internationally important areas of research while developing their knowledge of their area of research and research skills. The Schools harness the complementary energies of research and teaching to drive graduate education. Their combined goal is to produce confident, highly-skilled graduates with the potential to make major contributions to the knowledge economy in Ireland and abroad.

Funded Research Scholarship Opportunities

The following research opportunities (organised according to the the Area of Research) are currently available within the Schools of Agriculture and Food Science and Veterinary Medicine:

"An evaluation of work organisation and human resource management within Irish dairy farm businesses" (PhD Scholarship Opportunity - Closing 28th February 2018)

General Information

For information on School of Agriculture and Food Science related queries please contact Catherine Byrne (Tel: +353 1 716 7192)

For information on School of Veterinary Medicine related queries please contact Maria Mulholland (Tel: +353 1 716 6202)

Further information on postgraduate studies at UCD can be found on the UCD Graduate Studies website.

Information on postdoctoral vacancies at UCD can be found on the UCD Personnel Website.