SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES

The School of Natural Sciences is the largest School in the College of Science and includes the disciplines of Biochemistry, Botany & Plant Science, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Microbiology & Zoology. We have a strong tradition of excellence in research and scientific education. The School has over 150 staff members, 1600 undergraduate and 170 postgraduate students (MSc & PhD). Our staff and students have come from all over the world and the School aims to provide an excellent and exciting environment to learn, work and develop.

 

Undergraduate

Undergraduate

Undergraduate programmes in our School. Six BSc awards

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Postgraduate

Postgraduate

Taught Programmes, Research Masters, Structured Masters, Structured PhDs

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Multi Disciplinary

Multi Disciplinary

Multidisciplinary programmes in our School

Programmes

Research Centres

Undergraduates

We offer:

Six BSc degree awards for students Studying science (Biochemistry, Botany & Plant Sciences, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Microbiology, Plant & AgriBiosciences, Zoology)

Four direct entry degree programmes (Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Marine Science and Earth and Ocean Science); we are also key contributors to the B.Sc in Biomedical Science.

Our programmes are recognised internationally for excellence by awards.

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Research

Within the School, research in its ten Research Centres/Clusters spans all levels of biological organization, from molecular and cell biology, through research at the organismal level, to the study of populations, communities and ecosystems, with integrated links to geoscience and energy-related research. 

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Postgraduates

Post-graduate research degrees

The School of Natural Sciences is defined by our research. The School generates c. €10m of research income annually and offers exciting M.Sc. by research and Ph.D. programmes in cutting edge areas of scientific and technological research.

Post-graduate taught programmes

The School offers seven excellent taught postgraduate programmes six at MSc level and one at Diploma level delivered by award-winning lecturers. The MSc in Biomedical Science can be taken as a full-time course or via distance learning. The academic year 2014/2015 saw the introduction of a new MSc in Climate, Change, Agriculture & Food Security with a strong international focus.

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Driving excellence in Scientific Research and Education

Our mission is to advance teaching, research, science and technology for the betterment of humanity through excellence in both scientific training and research. Our people have a passion for discovery and knowledge generation, expertise in state-of-the-art technologies, a flair for innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as a commitment to communicate their passion and knowledge to students, colleagues and the public. We want like-minded students and professionals to join us!

International Students

The School of Natural Sciences has broad horizons, and we provide a friendly and supportive environment for international students. We welcome undergraduates into our degree programmes from across the world as full time students, and on exchange programmes such as Erasmus and Junior Year Abroad as well as via links with universities in North America and Asia. We also offer a wide variety of taught MSc programmes that attract students from across the globe, while our very active research community has opportunities for talented and ambitious postgraduate research students of all nationalities.

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Explore - Science education and engagement

The School is committed to developing innovative research, training and engagement programmes to promote the awareness and engagement of the Irish public with science and technology. Our Cell and Eco- Explorers programmes engage thousands of students, parents and members of the public each year. 

Public Engagement and Outreach

The School of Natural of Sciences academics and researchers are regularly involved in outreach and public engagement in Science. In addition, the school of Natural Sciences is supporting two Educational Outreach programmes: 

and two campus-based museums :

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