Actuarial & Financial Studies
Biological, Biomedical & Biomolecular Sciences
Chemistry & Chemical Sciences
Mathematical, Physical & Geological Sciences
Dean of Science: Prof Joe Carthy
UCD Science Degree Courses
If you have a fascination with natural phenomena and find yourself constantly asking “why?” and “how?”, then you’re well on your way to being a scientist. With an exciting and diverse range of subjects, Science at UCD unfolds a universe of career opportunities for students who have an enquiring mind, an ability to solve problems and a desire to explore new worlds.
Why UCD Science?
There is a wide range of career opportunities available to Science graduates. UCD Science graduates are skilled at analysing data, writing reports and solving problems, and are trained to use their own initiative, all qualities that companies are looking for in employees. These skills can be transferred to businesses ranging from biotechnology, conservation and wildlife to IT, finance and forensics.
Many graduates continue their studies to masters or doctoral degree level. Leading UCD institutes and research centres include the UCD Conway Institute, UCD Earth Institute and UCD CASL (Complex & Adaptive Systems Laboratory). UCD is also home to NovaUCD, the Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre. Notable successes include the establishment of a range of spin-off companies including Changing Worlds and Lightwave Technologies.
Your First Year Experience
We offer a flexible and innovative undergraduate Science curriculum through the UCD Horizons programme. In addition to studying the subjects required for your degree, you also have the option to study outside of your course by taking elective modules. We offer comprehensive advisory sessions at the start of the year with science lecturers and other staff to help you choose the right modules.
A key feature of our UCD Science is our Peer Mentoring programme, which sees all first year Science students linked to a second or third year Science student. Your Peer Mentor will help you to get to know the ropes, answer all your answers and offer great advice and support as you adapt to college life. Academic advice is also available from experienced tutors when you drop in to the Maths and Computers Science Support Centres.
Institutes & Centres
- UCD College of Science
- UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science
- UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
- UCD School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
- UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics
- UCD School of Geological Sciences
- UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics
- UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science
- UCD School of Physics
- UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research
- UCD Centre for Cybercrime Investigation
- UCD Centre for Diabetic Research
- UCD Meteorology and Climate Centre
- UCD Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology