Course Overview

The NCBES offers both MSc and PhD degrees within our Research Clusters as listed below. Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor, the Head of Department and the Faculty of Science, and is based on a proposal by the applicant following discussion with the member of academic staff whose research area is most appropriate.

Research Areas

  • Apoptosis
  • Biomaterials and tissue engineering
  • Biomechanics
  • Biopharmaceutical and bio-processing
  • Chromosome Biology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Development and reproduction
  • Gene and stem cell therapy
  • Glycoscience
  • Immunology
  • Neuroscience


Programmes Available

MSc, full-time and part-time


Learning Outcomes

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.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2017/18

Extra Information

EU Part time:  Year 1 [2018/19] €3,910. p.a.

Contact Us

Triona Quinn
T +353 91 495 181