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PhD Degrees

Students who excel in their undergraduate studies and enjoy their experience of research during their undergraduate training may want to continue their education by pursuing a PhD degree. Doctoral research allows students to probe a scientific problem at a very deep level and make an original contribution to advancing knowledge in a particular field. During the doctorate, which typically takes three to four years, students will be exposed to and use a wide range of scientific techniques that they learned about during their undergraduate studies, get practice in analysing their data, and gain the valuable experience of writing a PhD thesis and publishing their results in the scientific literature. It is also the time when young scientists learn to work independently, develop their skills in setting up and carrying out experiments, and hone their scientific intuition.

With internationally renowned academics, research institutions and centres, we provide students with the opportunity to carry out postgraduate PhD research. There is a wide range of research courses on offer including include PhDs, Thematic PhDs, Practitioner Doctorates and Research Masters. Postgraduate research is supported by a range of national and international funding bodies. Students should contact the relevant School, Department and/or Research Institute and the Principal Investigators or Course Co-ordinators to discuss postgraduate opportunities.

Research Fields Available

How to Apply

Apply for a PhD in UCC

Details on how to apply for a postgraduate research course are availabe from the Graduate Studies Office. Information is also available for Non-EU postgraduate applicants.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

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Block E, Level 3, Food Science Building, UCC, Cork, T12 YN60.