"Chemistry is fascinating because it makes many things possible that would have been inconceivable not too long ago."
Welcome to the Dublin Chemistry Graduate Programme
Chemistry is a pivotal discipline that lies at the crossroads of biological and physical sciences. But chemistry is more than just a central science because with chemistry we can shape the future, or more importantly, our graduates can. With this in mind the leading Schools of Chemistry in Ireland have come together to develop a new frontier in graduate education and training in chemistry. The modern PhD student is much more than just a specialist in a very narrow area. Today’s graduate must have a broad overview of the science, well-developed problem-solving skills, the confidence to tackle a range of projects outside their particular area of expertise, and be able to communicate their results to both the scientific and lay communities.
With over forty team leaders , Dublin Chemistry offers young scientists the opportunity to conduct wide ranging high level research in areas such as synthetic and computational chemistry, nanochemistry, advanced materials, biological and medicinal chemistry and much, much more. Importantly, this research is supported by advanced level chemistry graduate courses and training in instrumental techniques as well as courses in communication, presentation and how to carry out effective research.
The programme is organized through the Dublin Chemistry Management Committee, which meets regularly, is particularly receptive to student input, and is supported by the annual meeting of the Dublin Chemistry Steering Committee.
In this environment we will continue to nurture the next generation of scientists who will bring new solutions to society by their enhanced understanding and control of new molecules and materials with novel physical or biological properties.
Dublin Chemistry is also working with the other Schools of Chemistry in the greater Dublin region to provide graduate courses through the Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance in Chemistry.
(Director of the Dublin Chemistry Graduate School)