PhD Programme

The School of Chemistry has a great history of attracting national and international PhD students every year, with more than 40 PhD students currently registered. Our research funding sources are widespread and include national and international funding agencies, as well as a variety of industrial partners. Our PhD students choose NUI Galway because of our excellent research facilities, the high quality of research being conducted in the School and our outstanding publication history.

Our PhD degree programme is a structured programme that is primarily based on carrying out scientific research and the submission of a PhD research thesis by the end of the four-year period.  As part of the structured programme students complete developmental modules to enhance their professional transferable skills, which are required to succeed in the modern work environment. Such courses include core and elective choices.

Normally students will take 30 credits through these modules.

For more information, check out our Post Grad handbook 2020/21

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Adele Gabba |   PhD Student

I chose a Structured PhD in Chemistry at NUIG. A chemist is a fascinating job, versatile and fundamental for the development of the society. This PhD course allows you to develop your team working ability, communication skills, independence and knowledge of Chemistry. I can personally say that it has helped to improve myself not only as student but also as a person! This PhD is a great choice for both a future in academia or industry. Why NUIG? It’s internationally recongised, full of well known professors at international level. The facilities of the School of Chemistry are brilliant and help make the job very enjoyable! All the staff are patient and kind, always ready to help and teach you something new. The campus encourages a motivating environment: the perfect place for scientific research development!
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