Welcome to Botany and Plant Science
Botany involves all aspects concerning the biology and science of plants. At NUI Galway we are engaged in the teaching and researching of plants in many ways.
A degree in Botany and Plant Science is offered to undergraduate students within the College of Science. Research themes of academic staff and their teams within the School of Natural Sciences include investigations into plant and algal biosciences, plant evolution, plant genetics, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, plant systems biology, and plant ecology.
Through the general science degree programme at NUI Galway we offer a 4-year degree programme leading to a BSc (Hons) degree in Science (Botany). Academic staff in the Discipline also contribute to the denominated BSc degree programmes in Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Marine Science and Plant and AgriBioSciences.
Botany includes research areas relating to the environment including terrestrial systems, freshwater and marine aquatic systems, wetlands including bogs, fens and wet heaths, and the study of long-term environmental change and the sustainable and innovative use of plant and algal resources.
Botany at NUI Galway is ideally located for botanical research in both marine and terrestrial plant science as we are located in close vicinity to unique, species-rich and near-pristine plant habitats including those in Connemara and the Burren, and an unspoilt and diverse coastline.