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Information for Prospective Postgraduates

How and When to Apply

Applications are accepted throughout the year but there are two annual start times for research postgraduates, with most starting on 1 September (1 October for those with IRC funding) and others on 1 March. Academic staff in the School select their own postgraduate students and the number of positions in each group depends on lab capacity and available funding. Expressions of interest should be sent to the academic with whom you would like to undertake postgraduate research, along with a cover letter and CV. If the academic offers you a research position, you will be provided with a link to the formal College Admissions process. The typical duration of an M.Sc. degree is 1-2 years and a Ph.D. normally requires 4 years.

Research Groups in the School

There is a vibrant research community in the School of Chemistry, undertaking research in all sub-disciplines of Chemistry and often at the interface between Chemistry and Physics or Biology. For details of the research areas of our staff and students, please explore our Research Groups

Fees and Financing your Posgraduate Studies

Up-to-date details on postgraduate fees can be found on the Academic Registry's website.

Most research postgraduates in the School of Chemistry receive funding that fully or partially covers fees and a monthly stipend payment. A number of funding options may be available, e.g. the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Studentship (the application deadline is in early November of the year preceding the start of a postgraduate degree) or studentship funding obtained by your prospective supervisor as part of a successful application to a national or international funding agency.

The Werner Chemical Society

The Werner Chemical Society was established in 1949 and is run by postgraduates in the School of Chemistry. It organizes lectures and social events throughout the year.


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