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Maynooth University Department of Chemistry

Qualification : PHILOSOPHIAE DOCTOR DEGREE

Award Type and NFQ level : RESEARCH PH.D. (10)

CAO/PAC code : MHE02 (FT), MHE03 (PT)

CAO Points :

The Department of Chemistry is committed to providing excellence in teaching, research and in the training of PhD students. Our aim is to provide graduate students with every opportunity to enhance and develop their career, by providing good supervision, training in research methodology and associated professional skills; all of which will prepare them for their subsequent career.

The main objective of this programme is to provide graduate students with an integrated broad-based training in the discipline of chemistry including the most advanced research methodology in physical, organic, inorganic and analytical chemistry.

There are three main educational elements to the chemistry structured PhD programme, namely: (1) Research Work, (2) Education Courses in Chemistry and (3) Professional Training. Details of the Programme are provided in the Departmental Postgraduate Student Handbook (for Candidates Completing a PhD Degree in Chemistry) which is available through the Department.

Closing date
Research applications are generally accepted at any time

Commences
September (or other agreed time)

Candidates for a PhD degree will normally be expected to have a Second Class Honours Grade 1 primary degree in Chemistry, or a relevant discipline. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
  • TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
  • TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
  • PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

In addition to the traditional research topic, students take a minimum of 30 credits over the four-year programme. These credits are divided between transferable and chemistry-specific course material, as detailed below. The modules are assigned a level, with Level 1 corresponding to postgraduate level in the first year of study, and Level 2 indicating a more advanced and specialised topic, suitable for PhD students in the second, third and fourth years of study.

Course Duration: 4 years Full-time, 6 years Part-time

The knowledge gained through the study of chemistry opens many career pathways, including, but not limited to, chemistry, medicine, law, business, chemical physics, environmental science, and teaching. The American Chemical Society (www.acs.org) and Royal Society of Chemistry (www.rsc.org/gateway/subject/careers) maintain career services web pages which have information about careers in chemistry.

Online application only www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity

PAC Code
MHE02 Full-time
MHE03 Part-time

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.

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