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Postgraduate research regulations

The School of Chemistry provides a list of regulations relevant to its current postgraduate research students. The current regulations apply to all students who commenced their studies in 2008 or later. Useful information is also available from the Graduate Studies Office. College guidelines concerning postgraduate supervision have also been circulated to all postgraduate students in Trinity College.

Postgraduate lecture courses

All postgraduate students must attend courses and obtain the required number of credits according to the Dublin Chemistry Regulations.

Dublin Chemistry Courses 2014-2015 (this programme may be subject to change)

Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning:

Prof. Dónall Mac Dónaill (, Ph. 01 896 1456)

Confirmation Reports (M.Sc. to Ph.D. register)

All postgraduate research students must submit a confirmation report in their second year of study. Two copies of the transfer report (30-35 pages) must be submitted to the School Office. There are two annual deadlines:

  • 30 Januar 2014 by 4 pm (for September-registered postgraduates)
  • 24 July 2014 by 4 pm (for March-registered postgraduates)

Confirmation Report Regulations (MS Word)

Confirmation Report Template (MS Word)

Thesis Submission

Guidelines for thesis submission (PDF)

Laboratory Demonstration

It is compulsory for all postgraduate students to take up laboratory demonstration. Postgraduate students awarded 1252 Trinity Awards or School scholarships are required to undertake a maximum of six hours per week of laboratory demonstration throughout their postgraduate studies. More information may be obtained from the Chemistry School office

Demonstration claims form can be obtained from the School Office.

Fee regulations

For more information regarding fees contact the Treasurer's Office


School of Chemistry Safety Officer:

Dr. Michael E. Bridge (, 01 896 1264)

School of Chemistry Safety Statement 2014

Information concerning waste disposal can be obtained from the Hazardous Material Facility. When ordering chemicals, a risk assessment sheet must be completed for each chemical and should accompany the order.

Working out-of-hours

Weekdays: 18.00 - 09.00
Weekends: all day
Rules: You MUST sign in and out when working out-of-hours.

Log books may be found at the entrance of the Old Chemistry Building and the reception desk in the SNIAM Building. A "buddy" system should be observed (i.e. never work alone in the laboratory).

Useful Technical Contact Information

Tecnical Area Name Telephone Email
Chief Technical Officer Ms Teresa McDonnell 896 1354
Stores Mr Fred Cowzer 896 1344
Glass Blower Mr John Kelly 896 3734
Mass Spectrometry Dr. Martin Feeney 896 3732
NMR Dr. John O'Brien 896 1050
X-Ray Diffraction Dr. Brendan Twamley 896 3463

CHN Analysis
UCD School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Microanalytical Laboratory
University College Dublin
Dublin 4
Ph. 7162287
Fax. 7162127

Last updated 2 April 2015 by School of Chemistry (Email).