The University of Limerick
The College provides excellent and relevant teaching and
research over a wide range of scientific disciplines - from
the traditional physical sciences (chemistry, physics etc.),
to nursing, therapies, equine science and sports science.
It also provides a major input to courses in science education
and physical education - as well as running postgraduate courses
in chemical engineering (jointly with Engineering) and Industrial
Graduates from the College will be in a position to make a major
contribution to the future well-being of Irish knowledge-based industry,
as well as to many other areas of activity - from health-related
disciplines to equine enterprises.
Emphasis is placed on easing the transition from second level
to third level by providing special guidance and care for first
year students entering the courses. An example is the recently established
Science Learning Centre (click
here to view) - offering tutorial support and a supervised area,
open to all students, with access to personal tuition and additional
The College comprises of eight departments, the last four of which
have recently been created (within a School of Health Sciences)
- Chemical and Environmental sciences (CES)
- Life Sciences (LS)
- Nursing and Midwifery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS)
- Physics (PHYS)
- Speech and Language Therapy
The College has a young staff, the majority of whom are research-active.
Research is, in most cases, multidisciplinary and is carried
out within a range of research centres. Many of these are
associated with two research institutes - the Materials and
Surface Science Institute (MSSI) and the Institute of Biotechnology
and Environmental Science (IBES).
Research is also being initiated in the School of Health Sciences
and much of this will be incorporated in IBES.
All the undergraduate programmes of the College involve periods
of cooperative education, teaching practice or clinical placement.
All the courses are kept continuously under review so that they
meet the requirements of employers and of national and international
Centre for Environmental Research
The Centre for Environmental Research (CER) was established in 1994
and is currently under the directorship of Prof. Richard Moles.
The CER is a multidisciplinary research centre, located at the
University of Limerick in Ireland. Research carried out by the Centre
is based in suites of modern laboratories in various university
buildings, which include - chemistry, catalysis, biochemistry and
The expertise of this multidisciplinary Centre encompasses many
areas of environmental research, including - environmental chemistry
and catalysis, ecology, geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, geochemistry,
computer modelling, environmental management, environmental impact
assessment and sustainable development.
While the CER is active in a wide range of multidisciplinary studies,
the following themes are dominant:
- Environmental Catalysis & Chemistry - for more details
- Scientific Management of Environmental Quality - for
more details Click
- Environmental Technology - for more details Click
- Mid-West Eco-Network Project - for more details Click
For further information on CER Click