Course Overview

NOTE: These programmes are not on offer for entry 2018

Major research themes/clusters
Research activity in Microbiology is carried out in three broad topics:

Energy and environment
Microbes are being exploited for sustainable energy generation from renewable biomass and waste, e.g., biofuel cells, anaerobic digestion. 

Marine
Marine microbiology underpins the study of climate change, marine productivity and diversity. NUI Galway researchers are studying the microbes that drive geochemical nutrient cycles. 

Infectious diseases
All infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms. Research foci are; infection mechanisms, food borne illnesses, antibiotic resistance and diagnostics.

Programmes Available

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

Associated

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 research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

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Research Areas

  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Host-pathogen studies
  • Microbial glycobiology
  • Microbial diversity in aquatic environment
  • Recombinant protein production
  • Deep ocean microbiology
  • Stress responses in food borne pathogens
  • Food borne pathogen epidemiology
  • Antibiotic and disinfectant resistance
  • Applied ecology and habitat management

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2018/19

Extra Information

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

Contact Us

Dr. Conor O'Byrne
T +353 91 493 957
E conor.obyrne@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/microbiology