Earth and Ocean Sciences

College of Science,
School of Natural Sciences

Course overview

Biogeoscience Group
Studies of the Irish sea floor and marine—groundwater interactions.

Geofluids Group
Investigations into the role of fluids in the mineralogical, chemical, and structural evolution of the Earth's crust.

Magmatic Studies Group
Investigations into the petrogenesis of magmatic and related rocks.

Oceanography Group
Studying physical, chemical and biological interactions in the oceans.

Important: Applicants must speak to the research group leader before applying via PAC.

Group leader links:

Programmes available

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

Areas of interest

    • Palaeontology and Evolution
    • Carbonate Sedimentology
    • Metals in Groundwater
    • Coastal Karstic Aquifers
    • Integrated catchment management
    • Sedimentary Provenance (new techniques and applications)
    • “Source to Sink” modelling of sedimentary basins
    • Evolution of modern and ancient large-scale drainage systems
    • Climate records in sedimentary archives
    • Ocean acidification
    • Carbon cycling in coastal waters
    • Trace element cycling in coastal waters
    • Physical habitat mapping 
    • Caledonian/Variscan geology
    • Marine geophysics
    • Land-based geophysics
    • Hydrogeology
    • Physical oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography

Researcher profiles

Brown, Colin

Cave, Rachel

Daly, Eve

Feely, Martin

Henry, Tiernan

Murray, John

Ryan, Paul

White, Martin

Williams, Michael


Research Fellows:

Baxter, Sadhbh

Grehan, Anthony

Morrison, Liam

PAC code

MSc (full-time) GYT19
MSc (part-time) GYT20

Important: applicants must speak to the research group leader before applying via PAC.

Fees for this course

EU: €5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Non-EU: €14,750 p.a. 2018/19

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