Course Overview

All PhD students in the College of Science will enroll in a Structured PhD

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Research activity within the discipline of biochemistry involves some sixty postgraduate students and thirty postdoctoral researchers from all over the world. Research is carried out in the following main areas:

Cell Stress and Cell Death 
Researchers in this area examine what signals arise within the cell during stress and how different stresses can cause death in certain cell types, particularly in neurons and in heart muscle cells.

Chromosome Biology 
The ten research groups comprising the Centre for Chromosome Biology are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying chromosome replication, segregation, repair, and transcription. These processes are fundamental to genetics and have important implications for and other diseases.

Developmental Biology 
Particular interests lie in the control of gene expression during development using the zebrafish model. Other work looks at how blood cells develop from stem cells.

Molecular Biotechnology
Research in this area focuses on the industrial application of enzymes and other biomolecules from fungi.

 

Programmes Available

(Structured PhD) Biochemistry—4 years (full-time).
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Associated

Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enter on a programme of study and research for the degree of PhD you must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of your fitness.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

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

Course Outline

Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 1 (0 Credits)

Optional GS520: BioInnovate I Core: Needs finding to concept generation - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PH650: Physics - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BO650: Biostatistics - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MP651: Applied Mathematics - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional RM075: Research Component - 75 Credits - Semester 1
Optional RM080: Research Component - 80 Credits - Semester 1
Optional RM085: Research Component - 85 Credits - Semester 1
Optional RM090: Research Component - 90 Credits - Semester 1
Optional ZO509: Biometry - Statistics for Biologists - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PH502: Scientific Programming Concepts - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PH505: Scientific Computing using Graphic Processor Units - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MD536: Advanced and Applied Immunology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BCP650: Biochemistry/Physiology - Credits - Semester 1
Optional BG650: Biotechnology - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BI650: Biochemistry - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BT650: Botany - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BV650: Botany/Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CH650: Chemistry - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EOS650: Earth & Ocean Science - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EV650: Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GE650: Geology - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional IY650: Geophysics - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA650: Mathematics - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MI650: Microbiology - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MT650: Meteorology - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional OC650: Oceanography - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional OH650: Occupational Health And Ergonomics - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PA650: Pathology - Credits - Semester 1
Optional PHE650: Physics/Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PM650: Pharmacology - Credits - Semester 1
Optional REM650: REMEDI - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional SI650: Physiology - Credits - Semester 1
Optional ZO650: Zoology - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS530: Graduate Research Information Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional RM055: Research Component - 55 Credits - Semester 1
Optional RM060: Research Component - 60 Credits - Semester 1
Optional RM065: Research Component - 65 Credits - Semester 1
Optional RM070: Research Component - 70 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA530: Numerical Analysis I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EOS5101: Advanced Topics in Earth and Ocean Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PH5108: Graduate Workshop on Key Enabling Technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PM209: Applied Concepts in Pharmacology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PM208: Fundamental Concepts in Pharmacology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MG529: Introduction To Business - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PM5102: Experimental Methods in Pharmacology - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PM5107: Neuroscience - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PM5108: Applied Toxicology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MI5101: Quality Management Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EV507: Ecosystem Science - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EV508: Introduction to Flora & Fauna of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EV514: Ecological Survey Techniques - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BG5104: Protein Technology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BG5105: Diagnostic Biotechnology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EP505: Occupational Hygiene - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MI5104: Analytical Microbiology - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BPS5101: Climate Change, Agricultural & Global Food Security - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PH5102: Clinical Instrumentation - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MI5102: Industrial Microbiology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PM5101: Central Neurotransmission - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BPS5102: Climate Change, Agriculture, Nutrition & Global Health - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BPS5103: Policy & Scenarios for Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BPS5109: AgriBiological Responses to Climate Change - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BPS5106: Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation & Risk Management - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional AN505: Anatomy 1 - Histology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS511: Research Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS526: Oral/poster communications (year 1 - 3) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS513: Research Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS514: Research Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS515: Research Paper Publication - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS501: Seminar Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS502: Journal Club Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS505: Graduate Research Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS508: Formulating a Research Project Proposal - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS509: Participation in Workshops/Courses - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS531: Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional HP501: Occupational Health - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS521: BioInnovate I core and project: Needs finding to concept generation - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Optional RI650: Ryan Institute - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional SNS650: School of Natural Sciences - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional AN650: Anatomy - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA651: Statistics - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA850: Bioinformatics - 0 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MP410: Non-Linear Elasticity - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PM5114: Screening Molecular Libraries - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA5109: Statistical/Bioinformatics computing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA5110: Statistical/Bioinformatics consulting - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PH5104: Medical Imaging - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BI460: Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional BI461: Clinical Oncology, Haematology - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PH5103: Radiation Fundamentals - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS5110: Research Integrity - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA5115: Supporting Learning in Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PH5116: Scalable Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional GS5105: TechInnovate I: Needs Finding to Concept Generation - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional UCD_SCI50020: Research Integrity Online - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EOS6102: Metals in the Environment, Speciation, Bioavailability, Remediation - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EOS610: Introduction to Data Analysis Tools for Earth and Ocean studies - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA570: Data Analysis for genomics technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PH5105: Physics of Radiotherapy - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional GS522: BioInnovate II Core: Concept Development and Implementation - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional GS523: BioInnovate II Core and project: Concept Development and Implementation - 15 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CH508: Nanobiomaterials - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional BI505: Bioenergy and Biorefining - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional SC500: Science Communications and Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CH503: Masterclass in Carbohydrate Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CH504: Masterclass in Advanced Radical Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CH505: Masterclass: Quantitative analysis of solid-state pharmaceuticals - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CH506: Core Skills for Chemistry Research - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional EOS524: Fluid inclusions: study methods and interpretations - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional BI504: Advanced Molecular Cell Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional BT502: Competitive Research & Science communications skills development for plant scien - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MI504: Advanced Topics in Microbiology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PH503: Software Design & Carpentry for Scientists - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PH504: High Performance Computing and Parallel Programming - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PH506: Principles of Optical Design & Image Formation - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PH507: Physics of Aerosols and Particulate Matter - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA523: Advanced course in Mathematical Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CH507: Combustion Chemistry and Kinetics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional GS506: Teaching & Learning - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional UCD_BIOL 40110: Global Challenges and Green Issues: Policy and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional UL_PH5093: Advanced Characterisation Techniques - Credits - Semester 2
Optional AIT_PLASH5001: Polymer Materials (AIT) - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional UL_PH5094: Introduction to nanoscience - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CH509: Problem Solving in Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional CH510: Process Development and Scale-Up in the Pharmaceutical Industry - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PH508: Biophotonics and Imaging Graduate Summer School (BIGSS) - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional UL_PH6022: Technical Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional UCD_VET40080: Advances in Infection Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional REM508: Graduate Course in Basic and Advanced Immunology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional BG5106: Advanced Industrial Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PM5103: Experimental Neuropharmacology - 15 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PM5105: Neuropharmacology & Therapeutics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PM5111: Advanced Toxicology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MI5103: Advanced Industrial Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MI5105: DNA and Immuno Diagnostic Technology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional EV515: Biodiversity Legislation & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional EV527: Habitat Identification & Assessment - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional EV528: Habitat Creation, Management and Restoration - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional BPS5112: CCAFS Research Skills & Techniques - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional BPS5110: CCAFS Science Communication - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PH5106: Hospital and Radiation Safety - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PH5107: Monitoring for Health Hazards at Work - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional BPS5111: CCAFS Case Studies, Journal Club and Datasets - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional AN5101: Histology 1: Fundamental Tissues (Semester 2) - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional AN5102: Histology 1: Fundamental Tissues (Summer) - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional EOS5102: Atlantic Ocean Climate Interactions - Biogeochemistry, Ecosystems and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 2
Optional GS5103: Conference Organisation - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PH423: Applied Optics and Imaging - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional AN507: Stereology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional GS537: Innovation, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PH5115: Laser-enabled bioprinting - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional GS507: Statistical Methods for Research - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Year 2 (90 Credits)

Optional BI5104: Advanced Technologies in Cellular and Molecular Biology II - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BI5103: Advanced Technologies in Cellular and Molecular Biology I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PAB5117: Understanding Ireland’s Agriculture & AgriFood Sector - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PAB5116: Understanding AgriBusiness & AgriFood Market Trends - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS5108: Work Based Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS5107: Work Based Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA5109: Statistical/Bioinformatics computing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RI650: Ryan Institute - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AN650: Anatomy - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA651: Statistics - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA850: Bioinformatics - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PH650: Physics - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BO650: Biostatistics - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MP651: Applied Mathematics - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM075: Research Component - 75 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM080: Research Component - 80 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM085: Research Component - 85 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM090: Research Component - 90 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ZO509: Biometry - Statistics for Biologists - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PH502: Scientific Programming Concepts - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SU404: Medical and Surgical Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA170: Introduction to Programming for Biologists - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI714.I: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MR650: Marine Science - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SPA459: Research Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PH505: Scientific Computing using Graphic Processor Units - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MD536: Advanced and Applied Immunology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BCP650: Biochemistry/Physiology - Credits - Semester 3
Optional BG650: Biotechnology - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BI650: Biochemistry - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BT650: Botany - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BV650: Botany/Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CH650: Chemistry - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EOS650: Earth & Ocean Science - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EV650: Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GE650: Geology - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IY650: Geophysics - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA650: Mathematics - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MI650: Microbiology - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MT650: Meteorology - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional OC650: Oceanography - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional OH650: Occupational Health And Ergonomics - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PA650: Pathology - Credits - Semester 3
Optional PHE650: Physics/Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PM650: Pharmacology - Credits - Semester 3
Optional REM650: REMEDI - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SI650: Physiology - Credits - Semester 3
Optional ZO650: Zoology - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS530: Graduate Research Information Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM055: Research Component - 55 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM060: Research Component - 60 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM065: Research Component - 65 Credits - Semester 3
Optional RM070: Research Component - 70 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA530: Numerical Analysis I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BES519: Scientific Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GS520: BioInnovate I Core: Needs finding to concept generation - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS521: BioInnovate I core and project: Needs finding to concept generation - 15 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EOS5101: Advanced Topics in Earth and Ocean Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EOS6100: Balancing the Hydrological Equation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PH5108: Graduate Workshop on Key Enabling Technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PM209: Applied Concepts in Pharmacology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PM208: Fundamental Concepts in Pharmacology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MG529: Introduction To Business - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BG5107: Quality Management Systems for Biotechnology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BG5102: Current Methodologies in Biotechnology (CMB) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PM5102: Experimental Methods in Pharmacology - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PM5107: Neuroscience - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PM5108: Applied Toxicology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MI5101: Quality Management Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EV507: Ecosystem Science - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EV508: Introduction to Flora & Fauna of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EV514: Ecological Survey Techniques - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BG5104: Protein Technology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BG5105: Diagnostic Biotechnology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EP505: Occupational Hygiene - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MI5104: Analytical Microbiology - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BPS5101: Climate Change, Agricultural & Global Food Security - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PH5102: Clinical Instrumentation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MI5102: Industrial Microbiology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PM5101: Central Neurotransmission - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BPS5102: Climate Change, Agriculture, Nutrition & Global Health - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BPS5103: Policy & Scenarios for Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BPS5109: AgriBiological Responses to Climate Change - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BPS5106: Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation & Risk Management - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AN505: Anatomy 1 - Histology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS526: Oral/poster communications (year 1 - 3) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS513: Research Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS514: Research Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS515: Research Paper Publication - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS508: Formulating a Research Project Proposal - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS509: Participation in Workshops/Courses - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS501: Seminar Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS502: Journal Club Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS505: Graduate Research Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS531: Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS536: Communication & Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS525: Laboratory Animal Science Training (LAST) Ireland course - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS511: Research Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HP501: Occupational Health - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SNS650: School of Natural Sciences - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MP410: Non-Linear Elasticity - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PM5114: Screening Molecular Libraries - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA5110: Statistical/Bioinformatics consulting - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS5104: GS5104 Intensive Writing Workshop - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS5109: Work Based Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PAB5115: AgriFood Sustainability & Agri-Resilience Challenges - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PAB5114: AgriFood Career, Communication & Impact Pathway Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PAB6150: Plant and AgriBiosciences - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CMB6150: Cellular & Molecular Biology - 0 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BI5105: Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS532: Introduction to Psychopharmacology (BAP) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BME6101: Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BME402: Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BI460: Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BI461: Clinical Oncology, Haematology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PH5103: Radiation Fundamentals - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PH5104: Medical Imaging - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA5115: Supporting Learning in Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PH5116: Scalable Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GS5105: TechInnovate I: Needs Finding to Concept Generation - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional UCD_SCI50020: Research Integrity Online - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional UCD_FDSC40430: Leadership Skills for the Agri-Food Sector - Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA5116: Introductory Probability for Genomics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EOS6102: Metals in the Environment, Speciation, Bioavailability, Remediation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EOS610: Introduction to Data Analysis Tools for Earth and Ocean studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA570: Data Analysis for genomics technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PM533: Formulating a Research Proposal in the Biomedical Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH5105: Physics of Radiotherapy - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional UCD_BIOL 40310: Perspectives in Earth and Natural Sciences II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BI505: Bioenergy and Biorefining - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SC500: Science Communications and Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CH503: Masterclass in Carbohydrate Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CH504: Masterclass in Advanced Radical Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CH505: Masterclass: Quantitative analysis of solid-state pharmaceuticals - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CH506: Core Skills for Chemistry Research - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EOS524: Fluid inclusions: study methods and interpretations - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BI504: Advanced Molecular Cell Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BT502: Competitive Research & Science communications skills development for plant scien - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MI504: Advanced Topics in Microbiology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH503: Software Design & Carpentry for Scientists - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH504: High Performance Computing and Parallel Programming - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA216: Mathematical Molecular Biology II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA324: Introduction to Bioinformatics (Honours) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MD539: Skills and Professional Development - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI714.II: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional UCD_BIOL 40300: Perspectives in Earth and Natural Sciences I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GS507: Statistical Methods for Research - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional UCD_VET40080: Advances in Infection Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EOS525: Time Series Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH506: Principles of Optical Design & Image Formation - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH507: Physics of Aerosols and Particulate Matter - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA523: Advanced course in Mathematical Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CH507: Combustion Chemistry and Kinetics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GS506: Teaching & Learning - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional UCD_BIOL 40110: Global Challenges and Green Issues: Policy and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional UL_PH5093: Advanced Characterisation Techniques - Credits - Semester 4
Optional AIT_PLASH5001: Polymer Materials (AIT) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional UL_PH5094: Introduction to nanoscience - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CH509: Problem Solving in Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CH510: Process Development and Scale-Up in the Pharmaceutical Industry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH508: Biophotonics and Imaging Graduate Summer School (BIGSS) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional UL_PH6022: Technical Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional UCC_MG6704: Univ of Cork: Internationalisation and Sales - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional UCC_SE6003: Univ. of Cork: Polymer Materials - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional UCC_SE6002: Univ. of Cork: Biomedical Materials - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MS535: Commercialisation - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GS522: BioInnovate II Core: Concept Development and Implementation - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GS523: BioInnovate II Core and project: Concept Development and Implementation - 15 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CH508: Nanobiomaterials - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GS537: Innovation, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional REM508: Graduate Course in Basic and Advanced Immunology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BG5106: Advanced Industrial Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PM5103: Experimental Neuropharmacology - 15 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PM5105: Neuropharmacology & Therapeutics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PM5111: Advanced Toxicology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MI5103: Advanced Industrial Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MI5105: DNA and Immuno Diagnostic Technology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EV515: Biodiversity Legislation & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EV527: Habitat Identification & Assessment - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EV528: Habitat Creation, Management and Restoration - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BPS5112: CCAFS Research Skills & Techniques - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BPS5110: CCAFS Science Communication - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH5106: Hospital and Radiation Safety - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH5107: Monitoring for Health Hazards at Work - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BPS5111: CCAFS Case Studies, Journal Club and Datasets - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AN5102: Histology 1: Fundamental Tissues (Summer) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AN5101: Histology 1: Fundamental Tissues (Semester 2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EOS5102: Atlantic Ocean Climate Interactions - Biogeochemistry, Ecosystems and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI223: Introduction To GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GS5103: Conference Organisation - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH423: Applied Optics and Imaging - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AN507: Stereology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH5115: Laser-enabled bioprinting - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA5117: Genomics Research Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA5118: Advanced Chemoinformatics - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Year 3 (90 Credits)

Optional PAB5117: Understanding Ireland’s Agriculture & AgriFood Sector - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PAB5116: Understanding AgriBusiness & AgriFood Market Trends - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PAB5115: AgriFood Sustainability & Agri-Resilience Challenges - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PAB5114: AgriFood Career, Communication & Impact Pathway Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BI5104: Advanced Technologies in Cellular and Molecular Biology II - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BI5103: Advanced Technologies in Cellular and Molecular Biology I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5108: Work Based Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5107: Work Based Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA5109: Statistical/Bioinformatics computing - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BG5102: Current Methodologies in Biotechnology (CMB) - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PM208: Fundamental Concepts in Pharmacology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MG529: Introduction To Business - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BG5107: Quality Management Systems for Biotechnology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PM5107: Neuroscience - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PM5102: Experimental Methods in Pharmacology - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM065: Research Component - 65 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM060: Research Component - 60 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM070: Research Component - 70 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA530: Numerical Analysis I - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS520: BioInnovate I Core: Needs finding to concept generation - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS521: BioInnovate I core and project: Needs finding to concept generation - 15 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RI650: Ryan Institute - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional AN650: Anatomy - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA651: Statistics - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA850: Bioinformatics - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PH650: Physics - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BO650: Biostatistics - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MP651: Applied Mathematics - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM075: Research Component - 75 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM080: Research Component - 80 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM085: Research Component - 85 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM090: Research Component - 90 Credits - Semester 5
Optional ZO509: Biometry - Statistics for Biologists - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PH502: Scientific Programming Concepts - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PH505: Scientific Computing using Graphic Processor Units - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MD536: Advanced and Applied Immunology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BCP650: Biochemistry/Physiology - Credits - Semester 5
Optional BG650: Biotechnology - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BI650: Biochemistry - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BT650: Botany - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BV650: Botany/Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CH650: Chemistry - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EOS650: Earth & Ocean Science - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EV650: Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GE650: Geology - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional IY650: Geophysics - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA650: Mathematics - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MI650: Microbiology - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MT650: Meteorology - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional OC650: Oceanography - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional OH650: Occupational Health And Ergonomics - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PA650: Pathology - Credits - Semester 5
Optional PHE650: Physics/Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PM650: Pharmacology - Credits - Semester 5
Optional REM650: REMEDI - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SI650: Physiology - Credits - Semester 5
Optional ZO650: Zoology - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS530: Graduate Research Information Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional RM055: Research Component - 55 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BES519: Scientific Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MA170: Introduction to Programming for Biologists - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional TI714.I: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CH501: Chemistry - Credits - Semester 5
Optional PH602: High Performance Computing & Parallel Programming - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MR650: Marine Science - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EOS5101: Advanced Topics in Earth and Ocean Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EOS6100: Balancing the Hydrological Equation - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PH5108: Graduate Workshop on Key Enabling Technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PM209: Applied Concepts in Pharmacology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PM5108: Applied Toxicology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MI5101: Quality Management Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EV507: Ecosystem Science - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EV508: Introduction to Flora & Fauna of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EV514: Ecological Survey Techniques - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BG5104: Protein Technology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BG5105: Diagnostic Biotechnology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EP505: Occupational Hygiene - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MI5104: Analytical Microbiology - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BPS5101: Climate Change, Agricultural & Global Food Security - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PH5102: Clinical Instrumentation - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MI5102: Industrial Microbiology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PM5101: Central Neurotransmission - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BPS5102: Climate Change, Agriculture, Nutrition & Global Health - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BPS5103: Policy & Scenarios for Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BPS5109: AgriBiological Responses to Climate Change - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BPS5106: Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation & Risk Management - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional AN505: Anatomy 1 - Histology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS531: Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS536: Communication & Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS525: Laboratory Animal Science Training (LAST) Ireland course - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS511: Research Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS526: Oral/poster communications (year 1 - 3) - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS513: Research Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS514: Research Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS515: Research Paper Publication - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS501: Seminar Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS502: Journal Club Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS505: Graduate Research Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS508: Formulating a Research Project Proposal - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS509: Participation in Workshops/Courses - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional HP501: Occupational Health - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional SNS650: School of Natural Sciences - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MP410: Non-Linear Elasticity - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PM5114: Screening Molecular Libraries - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MA5110: Statistical/Bioinformatics consulting - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5104: GS5104 Intensive Writing Workshop - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5109: Work Based Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BI5105: Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional CMB6150: Cellular & Molecular Biology - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PAB6150: Plant and AgriBiosciences - 0 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS532: Introduction to Psychopharmacology (BAP) - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BME402: Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BME6101: Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BI460: Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional BI461: Clinical Oncology, Haematology - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PH5103: Radiation Fundamentals - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PH5104: Medical Imaging - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5110: Research Integrity - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA5115: Supporting Learning in Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional PH5116: Scalable Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional GS5105: TechInnovate I: Needs Finding to Concept Generation - 10 Credits - Semester 5
Optional UCD_SCI50020: Research Integrity Online - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional UCD_FDSC40430: Leadership Skills for the Agri-Food Sector - Credits - Semester 5
Optional EOS610: Introduction to Data Analysis Tools for Earth and Ocean studies - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional EOS6102: Metals in the Environment, Speciation, Bioavailability, Remediation - 5 Credits - Semester 5
Optional MA570: Data Analysis for genomics technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PM533: Formulating a Research Proposal in the Biomedical Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PH5105: Physics of Radiotherapy - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional UCD_BIOL 40310: Perspectives in Earth and Natural Sciences II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional UCD_BIOL 40110: Global Challenges and Green Issues: Policy and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional UL_PH5093: Advanced Characterisation Techniques - Credits - Semester 6
Optional AIT_PLASH5001: Polymer Materials (AIT) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional UL_PH5094: Introduction to nanoscience - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CH509: Problem Solving in Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CH510: Process Development and Scale-Up in the Pharmaceutical Industry - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PH508: Biophotonics and Imaging Graduate Summer School (BIGSS) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional UL_PH6022: Technical Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional GS522: BioInnovate II Core: Concept Development and Implementation - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional GS523: BioInnovate II Core and project: Concept Development and Implementation - 15 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CH508: Nanobiomaterials - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional BI505: Bioenergy and Biorefining - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional SC500: Science Communications and Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CH503: Masterclass in Carbohydrate Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CH504: Masterclass in Advanced Radical Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CH505: Masterclass: Quantitative analysis of solid-state pharmaceuticals - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CH506: Core Skills for Chemistry Research - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EOS524: Fluid inclusions: study methods and interpretations - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional BI504: Advanced Molecular Cell Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional BT502: Competitive Research & Science communications skills development for plant scien - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MI504: Advanced Topics in Microbiology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PH503: Software Design & Carpentry for Scientists - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PH504: High Performance Computing and Parallel Programming - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PH506: Principles of Optical Design & Image Formation - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PH507: Physics of Aerosols and Particulate Matter - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MA523: Advanced course in Mathematical Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional CH507: Combustion Chemistry and Kinetics - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional GS506: Teaching & Learning - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MS535: Commercialisation - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MA216: Mathematical Molecular Biology II - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MA324: Introduction to Bioinformatics (Honours) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MD539: Skills and Professional Development - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional TI714.II: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional UCD_BIOL 40300: Perspectives in Earth and Natural Sciences I - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional UCD_VET40080: Advances in Infection Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional GS507: Statistical Methods for Research - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional UCC_MG6704: Univ of Cork: Internationalisation and Sales - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional GS537: Innovation, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional REM508: Graduate Course in Basic and Advanced Immunology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional BG5106: Advanced Industrial Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PM5103: Experimental Neuropharmacology - 15 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PM5105: Neuropharmacology & Therapeutics - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PM5111: Advanced Toxicology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MI5103: Advanced Industrial Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional MI5105: DNA and Immuno Diagnostic Technology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EV515: Biodiversity Legislation & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EV527: Habitat Identification & Assessment - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EV528: Habitat Creation, Management and Restoration - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional BPS5112: CCAFS Research Skills & Techniques - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional BPS5110: CCAFS Science Communication - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PH5106: Hospital and Radiation Safety - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PH5107: Monitoring for Health Hazards at Work - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional BPS5111: CCAFS Case Studies, Journal Club and Datasets - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional AN5101: Histology 1: Fundamental Tissues (Semester 2) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional AN5102: Histology 1: Fundamental Tissues (Summer) - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional EOS5102: Atlantic Ocean Climate Interactions - Biogeochemistry, Ecosystems and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 6
Optional TI223: Introduction To GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional GS5103: Conference Organisation - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PH423: Applied Optics and Imaging - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional AN507: Stereology - 5 Credits - Semester 6
Optional PH5115: Laser-enabled bioprinting - 5 Credits - Semester 6

Year 4 (90 Credits)

Optional BI5104: Advanced Technologies in Cellular and Molecular Biology II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BI5103: Advanced Technologies in Cellular and Molecular Biology I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PAB5117: Understanding Ireland’s Agriculture & AgriFood Sector - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PAB5116: Understanding AgriBusiness & AgriFood Market Trends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PAB5115: AgriFood Sustainability & Agri-Resilience Challenges - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PAB5114: AgriFood Career, Communication & Impact Pathway Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS5108: Work Based Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS5107: Work Based Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA5109: Statistical/Bioinformatics computing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ZO650: Zoology - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS530: Graduate Research Information Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM055: Research Component - 55 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM060: Research Component - 60 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM065: Research Component - 65 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM070: Research Component - 70 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA530: Numerical Analysis I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BES519: Scientific Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GS520: BioInnovate I Core: Needs finding to concept generation - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS521: BioInnovate I core and project: Needs finding to concept generation - 15 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RI650: Ryan Institute - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AN650: Anatomy - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA651: Statistics - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA850: Bioinformatics - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PH650: Physics - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BO650: Biostatistics - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MP651: Applied Mathematics - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM075: Research Component - 75 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM080: Research Component - 80 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM085: Research Component - 85 Credits - Semester 7
Optional RM090: Research Component - 90 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ZO509: Biometry - Statistics for Biologists - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PH502: Scientific Programming Concepts - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PH505: Scientific Computing using Graphic Processor Units - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MD536: Advanced and Applied Immunology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BCP650: Biochemistry/Physiology - Credits - Semester 7
Optional BG650: Biotechnology - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BI650: Biochemistry - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BT650: Botany - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BV650: Botany/Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CH650: Chemistry - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EOS650: Earth & Ocean Science - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EV650: Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GE650: Geology - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IY650: Geophysics - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA650: Mathematics - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MI650: Microbiology - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MT650: Meteorology - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional OC650: Oceanography - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional OH650: Occupational Health And Ergonomics - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PA650: Pathology - Credits - Semester 7
Optional PHE650: Physics/Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PM650: Pharmacology - Credits - Semester 7
Optional REM650: REMEDI - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SI650: Physiology - Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI714.I: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EOS5101: Advanced Topics in Earth and Ocean Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EOS6100: Balancing the Hydrological Equation - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PH5108: Graduate Workshop on Key Enabling Technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PM209: Applied Concepts in Pharmacology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PM208: Fundamental Concepts in Pharmacology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MG529: Introduction To Business - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BG5107: Quality Management Systems for Biotechnology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BG5102: Current Methodologies in Biotechnology (CMB) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PM5102: Experimental Methods in Pharmacology - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PM5107: Neuroscience - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PM5108: Applied Toxicology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MI5101: Quality Management Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EV507: Ecosystem Science - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EV508: Introduction to Flora & Fauna of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EV514: Ecological Survey Techniques - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BG5104: Protein Technology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BG5105: Diagnostic Biotechnology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EP505: Occupational Hygiene - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MI5104: Analytical Microbiology - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BPS5101: Climate Change, Agricultural & Global Food Security - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PH5102: Clinical Instrumentation - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MI5102: Industrial Microbiology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PM5101: Central Neurotransmission - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BPS5102: Climate Change, Agriculture, Nutrition & Global Health - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BPS5103: Policy & Scenarios for Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BPS5109: AgriBiological Responses to Climate Change - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BPS5106: Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation & Risk Management - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AN505: Anatomy 1 - Histology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS501: Seminar Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS502: Journal Club Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS505: Graduate Research Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS508: Formulating a Research Project Proposal - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS509: Participation in Workshops/Courses - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS531: Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS536: Communication & Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS525: Laboratory Animal Science Training (LAST) Ireland course - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS511: Research Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS526: Oral/poster communications (year 1 - 3) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS513: Research Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS514: Research Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS515: Research Paper Publication - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HP501: Occupational Health - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SNS650: School of Natural Sciences - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MP410: Non-Linear Elasticity - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PM5114: Screening Molecular Libraries - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA5110: Statistical/Bioinformatics consulting - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS5109: Work Based Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PAB6150: Plant and AgriBiosciences - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CMB6150: Cellular & Molecular Biology - 0 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BI5105: Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS532: Introduction to Psychopharmacology (BAP) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BME6101: Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BME402: Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional BI461: Clinical Oncology, Haematology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PH5103: Radiation Fundamentals - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PH5104: Medical Imaging - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional GS5110: Research Integrity - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA5115: Supporting Learning in Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PH5116: Scalable Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional UCD_SCI50020: Research Integrity Online - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional UCD_FDSC40430: Leadership Skills for the Agri-Food Sector - Credits - Semester 7
Optional EOS610: Introduction to Data Analysis Tools for Earth and Ocean studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EOS6102: Metals in the Environment, Speciation, Bioavailability, Remediation - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA570: Data Analysis for genomics technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PH5105: Physics of Radiotherapy - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional UCD_BIOL 40300: Perspectives in Earth and Natural Sciences I - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional UCD_BIOL 40310: Perspectives in Earth and Natural Sciences II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GS506: Teaching & Learning - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional UCD_BIOL 40110: Global Challenges and Green Issues: Policy and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional UL_PH5093: Advanced Characterisation Techniques - Credits - Semester 8
Optional AIT_PLASH5001: Polymer Materials (AIT) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional UL_PH5094: Introduction to nanoscience - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CH509: Problem Solving in Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CH510: Process Development and Scale-Up in the Pharmaceutical Industry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PH508: Biophotonics and Imaging Graduate Summer School (BIGSS) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional UL_PH6022: Technical Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GS522: BioInnovate II Core: Concept Development and Implementation - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GS523: BioInnovate II Core and project: Concept Development and Implementation - 15 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CH508: Nanobiomaterials - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BI505: Bioenergy and Biorefining - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SC500: Science Communications and Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CH503: Masterclass in Carbohydrate Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CH504: Masterclass in Advanced Radical Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CH505: Masterclass: Quantitative analysis of solid-state pharmaceuticals - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CH506: Core Skills for Chemistry Research - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EOS524: Fluid inclusions: study methods and interpretations - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BI504: Advanced Molecular Cell Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BT502: Competitive Research & Science communications skills development for plant scien - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MI504: Advanced Topics in Microbiology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PH503: Software Design & Carpentry for Scientists - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PH504: High Performance Computing and Parallel Programming - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PH506: Principles of Optical Design & Image Formation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PH507: Physics of Aerosols and Particulate Matter - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA523: Advanced course in Mathematical Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CH507: Combustion Chemistry and Kinetics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GS507: Statistical Methods for Research - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI714.II: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional UCD_VET40080: Advances in Infection Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GS537: Innovation, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional REM508: Graduate Course in Basic and Advanced Immunology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BG5106: Advanced Industrial Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PM5103: Experimental Neuropharmacology - 15 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PM5105: Neuropharmacology & Therapeutics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PM5111: Advanced Toxicology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MI5103: Advanced Industrial Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MI5105: DNA and Immuno Diagnostic Technology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EV515: Biodiversity Legislation & Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EV528: Habitat Creation, Management and Restoration - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BPS5112: CCAFS Research Skills & Techniques - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BPS5110: CCAFS Science Communication - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PH5106: Hospital and Radiation Safety - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PH5107: Monitoring for Health Hazards at Work - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional BPS5111: CCAFS Case Studies, Journal Club and Datasets - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AN5102: Histology 1: Fundamental Tissues (Summer) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AN5101: Histology 1: Fundamental Tissues (Semester 2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EOS5102: Atlantic Ocean Climate Interactions - Biogeochemistry, Ecosystems and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI223: Introduction To GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional GS5103: Conference Organisation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PH423: Applied Optics and Imaging - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AN507: Stereology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PH5115: Laser-enabled bioprinting - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CS402: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA5118: Advanced Chemoinformatics - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Year 5 (90 Credits)

Optional PAB5117: Understanding Ireland’s Agriculture & AgriFood Sector - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PAB5116: Understanding AgriBusiness & AgriFood Market Trends - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PAB5115: AgriFood Sustainability & Agri-Resilience Challenges - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PAB5114: AgriFood Career, Communication & Impact Pathway Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BI5104: Advanced Technologies in Cellular and Molecular Biology II - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BI5103: Advanced Technologies in Cellular and Molecular Biology I - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS5108: Work Based Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS5107: Work Based Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MA5109: Statistical/Bioinformatics computing - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional EOS5101: Advanced Topics in Earth and Ocean Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS520: BioInnovate I Core: Needs finding to concept generation - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS521: BioInnovate I core and project: Needs finding to concept generation - 15 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RI650: Ryan Institute - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional AN650: Anatomy - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MA651: Statistics - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MA850: Bioinformatics - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PH650: Physics - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BO650: Biostatistics - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MP651: Applied Mathematics - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM075: Research Component - 75 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM080: Research Component - 80 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM085: Research Component - 85 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM090: Research Component - 90 Credits - Semester 9
Optional TI714.I: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional ZO509: Biometry - Statistics for Biologists - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PH502: Scientific Programming Concepts - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PH505: Scientific Computing using Graphic Processor Units - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MD536: Advanced and Applied Immunology - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BCP650: Biochemistry/Physiology - Credits - Semester 9
Optional BG650: Biotechnology - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BI650: Biochemistry - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BT650: Botany - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BV650: Botany/Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional CH650: Chemistry - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional EOS650: Earth & Ocean Science - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional EV650: Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GE650: Geology - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional IY650: Geophysics - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MA650: Mathematics - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MI650: Microbiology - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MT650: Meteorology - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional OC650: Oceanography - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional OH650: Occupational Health And Ergonomics - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PA650: Pathology - Credits - Semester 9
Optional PHE650: Physics/Environmental Science - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PM650: Pharmacology - Credits - Semester 9
Optional REM650: REMEDI - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional SI650: Physiology - Credits - Semester 9
Optional ZO650: Zoology - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS530: Graduate Research Information Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM055: Research Component - 55 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM060: Research Component - 60 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM065: Research Component - 65 Credits - Semester 9
Optional RM070: Research Component - 70 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MA530: Numerical Analysis I - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BES519: Scientific Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional EOS6100: Balancing the Hydrological Equation - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PH5108: Graduate Workshop on Key Enabling Technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional AN505: Anatomy 1 - Histology - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS525: Laboratory Animal Science Training (LAST) Ireland course - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS515: Research Paper Publication - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS514: Research Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS526: Oral/poster communications (year 1 - 3) - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS508: Formulating a Research Project Proposal - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS536: Communication & Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS531: Introduction to Creative Difference and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS505: Graduate Research Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS511: Research Placement 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS502: Journal Club Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS501: Seminar Programme - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS513: Research Placement 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS509: Participation in Workshops/Courses - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional SNS650: School of Natural Sciences - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MP410: Non-Linear Elasticity - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PM5114: Screening Molecular Libraries - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional MA5110: Statistical/Bioinformatics consulting - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS5109: Work Based Placement 3 - 15 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BI5105: Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional CMB6150: Cellular & Molecular Biology - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PAB6150: Plant and AgriBiosciences - 0 Credits - Semester 9
Optional GS532: Introduction to Psychopharmacology (BAP) - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BME402: Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BME6101: Computational Methods in Engineering Analysis - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BI460: Molecular and Cellular Biology of Cancer - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional BI461: Clinical Oncology, Haematology - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PH5103: Radiation Fundamentals - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PH5104: Medical Imaging - 10 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MA5115: Supporting Learning in Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional PH5116: Scalable Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional UCD_SCI50020: Research Integrity Online - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional UCD_FDSC40430: Leadership Skills for the Agri-Food Sector - Credits - Semester 9
Optional EOS610: Introduction to Data Analysis Tools for Earth and Ocean studies - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional EOS6102: Metals in the Environment, Speciation, Bioavailability, Remediation - 5 Credits - Semester 9
Optional MA570: Data Analysis for genomics technologies - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional BG5106: Advanced Industrial Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional MS535: Commercialisation - 10 Credits - Semester 10
Optional GS537: Innovation, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional CH506: Core Skills for Chemistry Research - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional UCD_BIOL 40310: Perspectives in Earth and Natural Sciences II - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional PH503: Software Design & Carpentry for Scientists - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional GS522: BioInnovate II Core: Concept Development and Implementation - 10 Credits - Semester 10
Optional GS523: BioInnovate II Core and project: Concept Development and Implementation - 15 Credits - Semester 10
Optional BI505: Bioenergy and Biorefining - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional CH508: Nanobiomaterials - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional CH507: Combustion Chemistry and Kinetics - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional CH504: Masterclass in Advanced Radical Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional AN5102: Histology 1: Fundamental Tissues (Summer) - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional CH505: Masterclass: Quantitative analysis of solid-state pharmaceuticals - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional MI504: Advanced Topics in Microbiology - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional TI223: Introduction To GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional SC500: Science Communications and Outreach - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional CH503: Masterclass in Carbohydrate Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional AIT_PLASH5001: Polymer Materials (AIT) - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional AN5101: Histology 1: Fundamental Tissues (Semester 2) - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional EOS5102: Atlantic Ocean Climate Interactions - Biogeochemistry, Ecosystems and Policy - 10 Credits - Semester 10
Optional EOS524: Fluid inclusions: study methods and interpretations - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional BT502: Competitive Research & Science communications skills development for plant scien - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional BI504: Advanced Molecular Cell Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional MA523: Advanced course in Mathematical Sciences - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional PH507: Physics of Aerosols and Particulate Matter - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional PH506: Principles of Optical Design & Image Formation - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional PH504: High Performance Computing and Parallel Programming - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional GS506: Teaching & Learning - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional UCD_VET40080: Advances in Infection Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional UL_PH5093: Advanced Characterisation Techniques - Credits - Semester 10
Optional UCD_BIOL 40110: Global Challenges and Green Issues: Policy and Innovation - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional CH509: Problem Solving in Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional UL_PH5094: Introduction to nanoscience - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional CH510: Process Development and Scale-Up in the Pharmaceutical Industry - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional UL_PH6022: Technical Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional PH508: Biophotonics and Imaging Graduate Summer School (BIGSS) - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional TI714.II: Introduction to Practical GIS - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional UCD_BIOL 40300: Perspectives in Earth and Natural Sciences I - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional PH423: Applied Optics and Imaging - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional AN507: Stereology - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional GS5103: Conference Organisation - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional PH5115: Laser-enabled bioprinting - 5 Credits - Semester 10
Optional GS507: Statistical Methods for Research - 5 Credits - Semester 10

Research Areas

The aim of the Apoptosis Research is to create a focused, interactive and dynamic research environment, where researchers can come together to understand the complex pathways leading to cell death and can apply this knowledge to the discovery of novel therapies for the treatment of a wide ranges of diseases. www.nuigalway.ie/research/apoptosis/index.html  

The discipline of Biochemistry hosts 14 laboratory groups using modern genetic, cellular, biohemical and molecular methods to understand how cells live and die and manage the stresses of both normal and diseased states. www.nuigalway.ie/biochemistry/index.html 

Many of the research groups of the discipline of Biochemistry are part of the Centre for Chromosome Biology, a focused and highly interactive group of ten laboratories investigating many aspects of chromosome biology and genome stability. The Centre provides an unparalleled environment for PhD training, with a strong focus on experimental and critical thinking skills as well as scientific independence. http://chromosome.ie/index.html 

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2018/19

Contact Us

Professor Kevin Sullivan
T +353 91 492 434
E biochem-postgrad-enquiries@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/faculties_departments/biochemistry/
www.nuigalway.ie/courses/graduate/chemistry/biochemistry_research.html

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