What will I learn?

The Structured PhD in Plant & AgriBiosciences trains the student to perform cutting-edge, internationally-competitive research and training in a field related to Plant & AgriBiosciences. The student produces a research Thesis and takes dedicated PABC modules, supplemented with modules chosen from those provided for general NUI Galway graduate training. The Structured PhD in Plant & AgriBiosciences is offered in collaboration with Teagasc and other partner organizations, and prepares the student for a career or future research opportunities in plant & agribioscience areas.

Research Areas

The Plant and Agricultural Biosciences Centre comprises a range of inter-linked and synergistic research themes, where research projects and initiatives are currently underway. Students taking the Structured PhD in Plant & AgriBiosciences will be able to conduct their research with research groups of PABC and collaborating institutions.

  • Future Crop
  • Algal Biosciences
  • Tree & Forestry
  • AgriGlycosciences
  • Food, Feed and Nutrition
  • Plant Bio Products, Agri-Microbial & Enzyme Biosciences
  • Closed-Loop AgriBio
  • Smart Farm, AgriEngineering & Agri Informatics
  • Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security (CCAFS)

Which department am I in?

College of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€14,750.00 (US$ 17,511) per year
Start date

8 February 2021


National University of Ireland, Galway

University Road,


Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: Pearson PTE score of 61.

For international students

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

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