Structured PhD (Earth & Ocean Sciences) full-time
College of Science,
School of Natural Sciences
All PhD students in the College of Science will enrol in a Structured PhD: www.nuigalway.ie/science/rgroups.html
Short summary of the research area.
Studies of the Irish sea floor and marine—groundwater interactions.
Investigations into the role of fluids in the mineralogical, chemical, and structural evolution of the Earth's crust.
Magmatic Studies Group
Investigations into the petrogenesis of magmatic and related rocks.
Studying physical, chemical and biological interactions inthe oceans.
Important: Applicants must speak to the research group leader before applying via PAC.
Group leader links:
Areas of interest
- Physical habitat mapping
- Caledonian/Variscan geology
- Other geological topics
- Marine geophysics
- Land-based geophysics
- Physical oceanography
- Chemical oceanography
- Palaeontology and Evolution
- Carbonate Sedimentology
- Metals in Groundwater
- Coastal Karstic Aquifers
- Integrated catchment management
- Sedimentary Provenance (new techniques and applications)
- “Source to Sink” modelling of sedimentary basins
- Evolution of modern and ancient large-scale drainage systems
- Climate records in sedimentary archives
- Ocean acidification
- Carbon cycling in coastal waters
- Trace element cycling in coastal waters
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Fees for this course
EU: €4,529 p.a. 2015/16 inclusive of levy
Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2015/16
MSc in Biomedical Science student with a BSc Mathematics & Physics
"Having completed a degree in Mathematics & Physics, followed by a two year break from academia, I decided to pursue a career in biomedical science. I was looking for a Masters that incorporated concepts from my background but also explored avenues across a diverse range of topics that are breaking new ground in the biological field. Advanced tissue engineering and medical & radiation physics were two modules that attracted me at first, but after completing the first half of this semester I have been introduced to many more fascinating topics. I find the course to be very well balanced in terms of content and practical work in labs. The labs are very engaging and interactive with a great hands-on approach.
The department of biomedical science is very friendly and encouraging; the lecturers are passionate about their fields and strive to help us reach our full potential in the course while making us feel like valued participants of the discipline itself."