UCC has a worldclass research reputation with many internationally reknowned Research Institutions and Centres.

The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, offers students the opportunities to undertake supervised research at Masters or Doctoral level.Assessment is by thesis which is examined at the end of your study period.

The structure and assessment of research degrees can vary. Students may register either for full-time or part-time study. Students are afforded the choice of studying wholly within the University or in collaboration with Universities within Ireland or Internationally.  Research degrees involve students following their own timetable of academic study, under the supervision of an academic supervisory team.

Students interested in pursuing supervised research to Masters or Doctoral level should see the main UCC Postgraduate page for further information on fees, regulations, etc. A list of areas of current research with in BEES can be found in our research pages.

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