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School of Natural Sciences

The School of Natural Sciences conducts research, and delivers teaching, on all aspects of the natural world, from the formation of the earth, the behaviour of the environment, the evolution and ecology of its organisms and its interactions with human society. We are engaged with solving some of the major challenges facing human society through our teaching, research and partnership with industry and policy development both nationally and globally. We currently accommodate ca. 40 academic staff, 20 postdoctoral research fellows and 140 graduate research students. We have an annual research income in excess of €4 million and produce an average of 150 publications per year.

Teaching Programme

We offer nine undergraduate degrees and four taught Masters Courses mirroring our research activities. Postgraduate research students are embedded in the research teams across our School.


Our research focusses on understanding the world in which we live. Our School consists of ca. 42 principal investigators who lead teams of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students.


Last updated 12 January 2015 Natural Sciences (Email).