Microbiology

College of Science,
School of Natural Sciences

Course overview

Major research themes/clusters
Research activity in Microbiology is carried out in three broad topics:


Energy and environment
Microbes are being exploited for sustainable energy generation from renewable biomass and waste, e.g., biofuel cells, anaerobic digestion. 


Marine
Marine microbiology underpins the study of climate change, marine productivity and diversity. NUI Galway researchers are studying the microbes that drive geochemical nutrient cycles. 


Infectious diseases
All infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms. Research foci are; infection mechanisms, food borne illnesses, antibiotic resistance and diagnostics.

Programmes available

MSc (full-time)
MSc (part-time)

Entry requirements

Candidates for the degree of PhD or MSc by research must have reached a high honours standard (minimum H2.2 [or equivalent international qualification] for an MSc) at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of his/her fitness.

Areas of interest

  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Host-pathogen studies
  • Microbial glycobiology
  • Microbial diversity in aquatic environment
  • Recombinant protein production
  • Deep ocean microbiology
  • Stress responses in food borne pathogens
  • Food borne pathogen epidemiology
  • Antibiotic and disinfectant resistance
  • Applied ecology and habitat management

PAC code

MSc (full-time) GYT35
MSc (part-time) GYT36

Fees for this course

EU: €4,529 p.a. 2014/15 inclusive of student levy

Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2014/15

Full time EU Fee €4,529 p.a.

Part time EU Fee €2,915 p.a.

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