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Earth & Ocean Sciences (Structured PhD)
All PhD students in the College of Science will enrol in a Structured PhD.
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 in the oceans.
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Structured PhD, full-time
To be eligible to enter on a programme of study and research for the degree of PhD you must have reached 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.
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- 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
Fees: Non EU
EU Part time: Year 1 €3,826 (inclusive of student levy €140) p.a. 2022/23
All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy €140.
Prof. Peter Croot
T +353 91 492 194
www.nuigalway.ie/eos/ | www.nuigalway.ie/courses/graduate/ocean_research.html
What Our Students Say
Edward Doyle | MSc. in Biomedical Science
Coming from a chemistry background subjects such as Molecular Medicine and Radiation & Medical Physics sparked my initial interest, and after completing Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials they both have further reignited my thirst for knowledge. Subjects taught such as Tissue Dynamics and Stem Cell Mechanobiology along with learning about polymers and ceramics begin to tie together when both of the above modules demonstrate how scaffolds are developed and implemented within the body. Cell & Molecular biology has bridged the gap from chemistry to biology and the business module is challenging, making you think way outside of the scientific mentality that was previously instilled. Overall, the masters is very diverse, striking a balance between theory and laboratory work. Mary, Terry and the rest of the biomedical staff have been encouraging, approachable and extremely supportive throughout the course making sure you never feel debilitating pressure so you can reach your true potential.