PhD Degree Courses


PhD degree courses are available in our four research areas - Atmospheric and Environmental Chemistry, Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Analytical Chemistry


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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

What Our PhD Students Say

The Centre for Research into Atmospheric Chemistry is one of Europe's leading research centres in a hugely important area.

Paul Buckley

PhD in Environmental Chemistry

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The School of Chemistry offers world class facilities. I didn’t have to look too far in deciding where I would like to carry out my PhD.

Una Barrett

PhD in Analytical Chemistry

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UCC has a high reputation in both education and research. It has state-of-art research facilities.

Alex Lonergan

PhD in Materials Chemistry

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The organic chemistry section is one of the best in Ireland, with staff regularly publishing world class research papers.

Sarah Clarke

PhD in Organic Chemistry

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I was impressed with the world class fleet of analytical instruments that were available in the School of Chemistry.

Ivan Kazadojev

PhD in Inorganic Chemistry

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