Welcome to the Discipline of Biochemistry
Welcome to the Discipline of Biochemistry at NUI Galway. Biochemistry as a field seeks to answer the key questions of how life works at the molecular level. Our faculty are engaged in research in many areas of modern biology, linked by studies focused on how the molecules of the body carry out the functions of life. These active research efforts inform and motivate our rich tradition of teaching and innovation as the discipline, established over 50 years ago, continues to be one of the most active in Ireland. Our mission is to provide an excellent environment for learning through research-led teaching in modern Biochemistry, leading to exciting career options for our graduates.
Biochemistry is a cross-cutting foundational discipline of modern life sciences. Blending chemistry, physics and computation at the level of the cell to explain living systems, Biochemistry provides a broad platform for engagement with life science and biotechnologies careers. The faculty of the Discipline is a diverse and internationally accomplished group of researchers focused on areas such as cancer, chromosome biology, cellular stress, genetic disease and fundamental processes of cells and organisms. You may explore our Research to learn more about the exciting investigations taking place within the Discipline.
Our Biochemistry programmes from Bachelor to PhD level are internationally recognised and we offer a unique MSc in Cancer Research. Our graduates have a strong track record of employment across many sectors and employers look to us as a key source of skilled personnel. Many of our graduates go on to do advanced postgraduate degrees. Importantly, NUI Galway is ranked in the top 300 in the area of Biological Sciences in the QS World University Subject Rankings.
The Discipline, its staff and programmes are presented in these pages and we invite you to learn more by navigating this website. We welcome contact from prospective students, research collaborators and industry partners.