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Dublin Chemistry (DubChem)


"Chemistry is fascinating because it makes many things possible that would have been inconceivable not too long ago."

DubChem Modules

Modules on offer in 2017/18

Module descriptions and learning outcomes - added September 2016

Timetables 2017/18 (Last updated: 10 May 2018)


Blue labelTCD-UCD student number look-up 2017/18

Further details on particular DubChem modules

CHEM40340, Teaching in Higher Education as a Graduate Assistant (Demonstrating Module): Guidelines; Questionnaire and Student Survey Form

Module Enrolment

Before enrolling for DubChem modules, please discuss your choices with your supervisor and have him/her approve them (especially if registering for the NUIG module as it has an associated fee). For DubChem students who wish to add/remove modules from their module list, please complete the form at and notify Sinéad Boyce ( that you have submitted a change-of-mind form.

TCD Chemistry Postgraduates

All of your module enrolment/exam data are held in UCD. If you are not in your first year, you will have received a UCD ID number. If you are in your first year as a postgrad, you will be assigned a UCD ID number.

Instructions for logging in to UCD’s SISWEB

Go to

Scroll down until you see a button called 'SISWeb' and click on that

Enter your UCD student number where requested

Enter your date of birth using the format DDMMYY as the PIN

Click on Login - you will then be asked to choose a new password

If you have problems logging in to SISWeb, please contact UCD's Student Desk at (01) 7161555

Please ensure that you use ONLY your UCD ID number for all DubChem-related queries/reports.

If you who have forgotten your UCD number, you can find it in the file TCD-UCD above. UCD numbers for first-year postgrads will be added once the numbers have been assigned


Welcome to the Dublin Chemistry Graduate Programme 2017/18

Chemistry is a pivotal discipline that lies at the crossroads of biological and physical sciences. But chemistry is more than just a central science because, with chemistry, we can shape the future or, more importantly, our graduates can. With this in mind the leading Schools of Chemistry in Ireland have come together to develop a new frontier in graduate education and training in chemistry. The modern Ph.D. student is much more than just a specialist in a very narrow area. Today’s graduate must have a broad overview of the science, well-developed problem-solving skills, the confidence to tackle a range of projects outside their particular area of expertise, and be able to communicate their results to both the scientific and lay communities.

With over forty team leaders, Dublin Chemistry offers young scientists the opportunity to conduct wide-ranging high-level research in areas such as synthetic and computational chemistry, nanochemistry, advanced materials, biological and medicinal chemistry and much, much more. Importantly, this research is supported by advanced level chemistry graduate modules and training in instrumental techniques as well as modules in communication, presentation and how to carry out effective research.

The programme is organized through the Dublin Chemistry Management Committee, which meets regularly, is particularly receptive to student input, and is supported by the annual meeting of the Dublin Chemistry Steering Committee.

In this environment we will continue to nurture the next generation of scientists, who will bring new solutions to society by their enhanced understanding and control of new molecules and materials with novel physical or biological properties.

Dublin Chemistry is also working with other Schools of Chemistry in the greater Dublin region to provide graduate modules through the Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance in Chemistry.

Dónall Mac Dónaill
Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate),
School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin