What will I learn?

The School of Natural Sciences, comprising the academic units of Botany, Geography, Geology and Zoology and incorporating the Centre for the Environment, forms an internationally recognised, research-led centre of academic excellence accommodating biological, physical and social scientists.

The research Interests of staff in the School are highly diverse and span the four major themes of: Ecology and Evolution; Earth and Environmental Science; Molecular Biology and Comparative Physiology. Society, Space and Environment.

Our research is conducted by 39 principal investigators whose activities are supported by post-doctoral and postgraduate researchers engaged in a wide range of dynamic research areas. Currently, there are in excess of 140 postgraduate research students and a further 50 students in total registered for the School’s one-year taught Masters degree programmes (Environmental Sciences, Biodiversity and Conservation, Environment and Development) and a further 45 on the 2 year Masters in Development Practice. Our School is productive in its output of research, producing over 500 peer-reviewed publications since 2004, along with a host of books and presentations by invitation at conferences and other events. The School’s website (provides up-to-date information on the research interests of individual and groupings of members of academic staff in the School.

This program based on Botany (Doctoral) degree.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€15,494.00 (US$ 17,566) per year
Please refer Trinity College Dublin website for more up-to-date fee details.
Start date

March 2022, September 2022

Venue

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

College Green,

Dublin 2,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will need to hold: at least a 2.1 honours degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country; a fluent command of the English language. English Language Requirements: IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall; TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based; University of Cambridge: Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2); Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59).

For international students

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is very academically challenging and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements. Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country; a fluent command of the English language. Display a high level of competence in the English language in one of the examination systems recognised by Trinity College Dublin.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
  • University of Cambridge: Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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