Chemistry Research

All PhD students in the School of Chemistry will enroll in a Structured PhD 

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The Chemistry pathway is actively involved in a large variety of chemical research including Synthesis, Natural Product Synthesis, Structure Determination, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry and Marine Biodiscovery, Medicinal Chemistry and Materials Chemistry.  Output in terms of peer reviewed publications has grown significantly in recent years and the school has graduated approximately 380 PhD students since 1970.  More than 60% of these graduates are employed in Irish Industry with the remainder working in the public sector or in education.  A number have successful careers outside Ireland. 

The Chemistry pathway in the University of Galway prides itself with its active research. Publications over the last number of years are evident in a wide range of analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, and nature chemistry journals. Currently research activity within Chemistry involves over 60 postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in a large number of Research Areas.


Entry requirements

To be eligible to enter on a programme of study and research for the degree of PhD you must have reached at minimum 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. 

Programmes available

Structured PhD and Structured MSc in Chemistry.  This normally involves working under supervision of one of the academic staff of the Chemistry pathway.  A list of academic staff can be found  in the link below.

Academic Staff