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The College of SEFS is a thriving dynamic College in which to carry out postgraduate research, towards either a Masters or PhD, or to undertake a taught Postgraduate Programme. The SEFS Graduate School was established in 2010/11, with the aim of supporting and developing postgraduate education in the College. The Graduate School works with the Departments, Schools and Research Institutes within SEFS and UCC, as well as UCC’s Dean of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Studies Office, the International Education Office and the Academic Council Graduate Studies Committee, to ensure that the College is a centre of excellence for postgraduate education and research training.
The College of SEFS currently has over 1000 postgraduate students, of many nationalities, which includes more than 580 PhD students. In addition to carrying out a research thesis, research postgraduates can avail of an extensive range of modules, which incorporate research, generic and transferable skills development opportunities. A number of Structured PhD Programmes (and associated modules) are also available in the College. Furthermore, the College has a wide range of taught postgraduate programmes, including Higher Diplomas, Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters.
Academics and researchers in the College of SEFS have a strong track record of attracting prestigious research funding and are involved in international collaborations with colleagues throughout the world. The College also has strong links with industry and commerce through pioneering strategies for technology transfer and commercialisation of research. The staff in the College are closely linked with UCC’s world class research centres such as the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, the Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility, the BioSciences Institute, the Boole Centre for Research in Informatics, the Cork Constraint Computation Centre, the Environmental Research Institute, and the Tyndall National Institute, and industry-focused research and training units such as the BioTransfer Unit and the Food Industry Training Unit. This makes the College an exciting environment for research and provides a vigorous and challenging academic atmosphere for our students.
Postgraduate research in SEFS is supported by a range of national and international funding bodies. Students interested in carrying out postgraduate research or studies should contact the prospective School, Department and/or Research Institute and the Principal Investigator(s) or Course Co-ordinators therein.
We hope that you find your postgraduate education in the College of SEFS as fulfilling as possible, that you will be equipped for careers in either academia or non-academia and that you will be proud to be a UCC postgraduate alumnus.
Dr Ruth Ramsay
Head of Graduate School, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
For EU Queries, contact Tricia O Shaughnessy, [email protected], T:+353 (0)21 490 2876
For Non-EU Queries, contact Carmel Nolan, [email protected], T:+353 (0) 21 4904733
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The Higher Diploma in Applied Computing Technology is a CONVERSION COURSE open to graduates from non-computing disciplines. Read more
The Higher Diploma in Statistics course is designed for graduates whose degrees have substantial mathematical content, and who want to develop their expertise in the application of statistical methods and broaden their career opportunities. Read more
The Master of Architecture Degree is a joint course between University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology, and operates as a full-time course extending over 12 months. Read more
Electrical and Electronic Engineering is characterised by the need for continuing education and training. Today, most Electrical and Electronic Engineers require more than is delivered in a conventional four-year undergraduate programme. Read more
In the MEngSc Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (Bauinformatik) you will learn how to apply computer science technologies to sustainable design, facilities management, energy management, and construction management. Read more
This course is offered in response to sustained international demand for highly skilled graduates in mechanical engineering for manufacturing and process engineering industries. Read more
The MEngSc/PG Dip in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering are part-time modular degrees which can be taken over 24 months (for award of a Postgraduate Diploma) to 60 months. Read more
UCC have developed a Masters in Engineering Science in Sustainable Energy, in recognition of the growing international market for sustainable energy systems and the shortage of qualified engineers. Read more
The MRes in Biochemistry and Cell Biology at University College Cork is a research-intensive course designed to maximize a student's hands-on laboratory experience and research skills. Read more
This course is designed for graduates of quantitative disciplines who want to kick-start a career in actuary. It provides a solid foundation in statistics, financial mathematics, economics and business finance. Read more
The MSc in Applied Environmental Geology CKR53 is a full-time multidisciplinary degree running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Read more