Biochemistry Research Masters

NUI Galway Biochemistry has a great history of attracting national and international MSc students every year, with more than 40 postgraduate 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 students choose NUI Galway because of our excellent research facilities, the high quality of research being conducted and our outstanding publication history.

To undertake a Msc Postgraduate degree by Research, students should contact a potential supervisor (links below), arrange matters with him/ her and then apply through the CRM recrit portal.

Additional support is available on the  Postgraduate Admissions Office.

Contact the Biochemistry Postgraduate Studies Director for additional information or with further queries on Research postgraduate opportunities.

Adrienne Gorman, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Apoptosis Research Centre
T: + 353 (0)91 492417


Rachel McCole |   Msc Research student

I chose to study for a Masters by Research in Biochemistry because of the excellent facilities and the breadth of opportunities at NUI Galway. I am undertaking my own independent research project for one year full time in the lab. This is an ideal step towards my next goal of a funded PhD scholarship. My MSc by Research has allowed me to develop a wider range of skills and practical experience that would not have been possible with other types of Masters degrees. I work in the new Biomedical Science Building which is a very interactive environment and a great motivation for the quality of my research. Everyone in Biochemistry is very approachable and always open to sharing ideas or teaching me new techniques.