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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 2019/20

Module descriptions and learning outcomes - added September 2019

Timetables 2018/19 (Last updated: 11 January 2019)


Further details on particular DubChem modules

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


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 contact Ben Power (

TCD Chemistry Postgraduates

All of your module enrolment/exam data are held in TCD. However, they will not show up on your myTCD portal unless they have a blackboard element to them. If you are in doubt as to what modules you have completed, Contact the school office for assistance.


Welcome to the Dublin Chemistry Graduate Programme

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.

John J Boland
Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate),
School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin