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Reasons Postgraduate Students Choose Chemistry At UCC
World Leading Academic Research Staff
A Thriving, Dynamic And Diverse Environment In Which To Carry Out Cutting-Edge Research
Substantial National And International Funded Research Projects
Strong Links To Numerous World Leading Industry Companies Across A Wide-Range Of Scientific Disciplines
Collaborations Across Other Scientific Disciplines And Research Institutes At UCC, Nationally And Internationally
Approximately 100 PhD Students Registered Annually In The School of Chemistry
For Providing A Supportive And Inclusive Culture To Students, The School Of Chemistry Has Been Accredited With A Bronze Athena SWAN Award
UCC Voted #1 For Student Experience In Ireland For 2020 And 2021
UCC Was The First Green Campus University In The World
Strategically Focused on Four Main Research Themes
What Our PhD Students Say
The Centre for Research into Atmospheric Chemistry at UCC is one of Europe's leading research centres in a hugely important research area. The facility, along with the Environmental Research Institute has afforded me an excellent opportunity to carry out my research in an ever evolving area of study. My research has allowed me to travel worldwide to similar research centres, present at conferences and build important collaboration links.
The School of Chemistry in UCC offers a wide range of top class facilities, which is why I didn’t have to look too far in deciding where I would like to carry out my PhD. These facilities allow advanced research to be carried out which is instrumental in furthering a student’s skill set and career. As part of my research, collaborations were formed with other schools within UCC and also with DCU as part of the Irish Separation Science Cluster. These links are invaluable and provide an opportunity of further interacting with industry which enhances the research experience.
As a world-leading, and one of the best Irish Universities, UCC is a great choice for a PhD. the School of Chemistry has a high reputation in both education and research, equipped with state-of-art research facilities. All the staff in the School of Chemistry are fantastic to work with. With the help of very kind and helpful colleagues, there is a friendly and proactive attitude to research. Cork is also a beautiful and peaceful city to live in.
The Organic Chemistry section in UCC is one of the best in Ireland, with many staff publishing top class papers on a regular basis. There is also the opportunity to travel to international conferences. There is a great rapport between all students in the lab, everyone is happy to help everyone else out.
I was impressed with the top class facilities that are available in the School of Chemistry, together with the vast range of different analytical equipment, which gave me a perfect opportunity of carrying out a modern and up to date PhD research degree. I would strongly recommend anyone, who is looking at furthering their studies, to consider Ireland and University College Cork as a place where you can achieve your goals.
With an internationally recognised culture of equality, inclusion and diversity, the School of Chemistry welcomes applications from all students.