Science and Health Graduate Training Elements

Click on the blue arrows below to view a list of Graduate Training Element (GTE) modules that postgraduate research students may take in the academic year 2021/22.  If you are undertaking a structured PhD programme the minimum credits you should undertake during the course of your PhD is 20 credits.  The modules listed below range from 5-10 credits and it is recommended you sign up for 1-2 modules per year of your PhD programme. 

When considering training needs, students, should use the school specific structured pathway as a guide. Please consult with your supervisor before you sign up for any GTE modules so that you receive advice on which modules to take in relation to your research. 

To register go to the online registration page available via student apps during the registration period.



Module Code Module Name Semester Credits Module Co-ordinator Module Co-Ordinators email address
BE515 Fundamentals of Bioreaction Engineering 1 5 David Collins

BE516 Bioseparations 2 5 David Collins
BE517 Recombinant DNA Technology 1 5 Dermot Walls
BE519 Fundamental and Applied Immunology 1 5 Michael Freeley
BE521AU Applied Biostatistics 2 5 Emma Finlay
BE533 Molecular Biology Methods & Genes; The Basics 1 5 Anne Parle McDermott
BE535 Precision Medicine 1 1 10 Alex Eustace
BE536 Precision Medicine 2 2 10 Michael Freeley
BE537 Professional Skills for Scientists 2 5 Michael Freeley
BE538 Intro to Cell Biology and Biotechnology 1 5 Michael Freeley
BE539AU Translational Bioinformatics 2 5 Emma Finlay

BE550 Biosafety & Lab Standard Operating Procedures Year Long 5 Barry Bryne
BE570 Computational Science Year Long 5 Tim Downing
BE580 Introduction to Bioprocess Engineering 1 5 Burcu Gunes
BE581 Bioprocess Scale Up & Technology Transfer 2 5 David Collins
BE583 Biopharmaceutical Industry Regulation & Mgt 2 5 Brian Freeland
BE584 Bioreactor Design, Modelling & Monitoring 1 5 Brian Freeland
BT607 Laboratory Tutoring (FSH) (Final Year) 7 - Summer 10 Paul Cahill
BT6071 Laboratory Tutoring (FSH) - Year 1 7 - Summer 0 Paul Cahill
BT6072 Laboratory Tutoring (FSH) - Year 2 7 - Summer 0 Paul Cahill
CS607 Laboratory Tutoring (FSH) (Final Year) 7 - Summer 10 Joaquin Klug
CS6071 Laboratory Tutoring (FSH) - Year 1 7 - Summer 0 Joaquin Klug
CS6072 Laboratory Tutoring (FSH) - Year 2 7 - Summer 0 Joaquin Klug

CS608 Strategies for Academic Writing 7 - Summer 5 Kieran Nolan
MS508 Probability and Finance II (Advanced) 1 7.5 John Appleby
MS509 Partial Differential Equations 1 7.5 Turlough Downes
MS525 Fixed Income Securities (Advanced) 2 7.5 Paulo Guasoni
MS526 Stochastic Finance (Advanced) 2 7.5 Paulo Guasoni
MS527 Financial and Acturaial Data Analsyis (Advanced) 1 7.5 Paulo Guasoni
MS537 Probability and Finance I (Advanced) 1 7.5 John Appleby
MS547 Time Series Advanced 2 7.5 John Appleby
MS555 Simulation for Finance 1 7.5 Kwok Chuen Wong
MS556 Deep Learning 2 7.5 Vladimir Krylov
NS5017 Couples Therapy – An Integrative Approach 2 5 Rita Glover
NS5018 Psychotherapy and Mental Health 1 5 Ray O'Neill
NS5025 Humanistic Approaches:Theory & Practice 1 5 Aisling McMahon
NS5036 Psychosexual Integrative Practice 1 5 Rita Glover
NS5055 Qualitative Research Summer School 7 - Summer 5 Mary Kelly
NS572 Psychodynamic Approaches Theory & Practice 2 5 Gerry Moore
NS582 Integrative Psychotherapy 1 2 5 Aisling McMahon
NS584 Cognitive & Behavioural Approaches 2 5 Gemma Kiernan
NS585 Systemic Approaches:Theory & Practice 1 5 Evelyn Gordon

NS587 Research Inquiry 2 5 Gemma Kiernan
PS522 Microfluidics2 1 5 Jens Ducree
PS523 Applied Spectroscopy 2 Year Long 5 Albert Ellingboe
PS525 Nanotechnology and Surface Analysis 2 2 5 Karsten Fleischer
PS607 Laboratory Tutoring (FSH) (Final Year) 7 - Summer 10 Eilish McLoughlin
PS6071 Laboratory Tutoring (FSH) - Year 1 7 - Summer 0 Eilish McLoughlin
PS6072 Laboratory Tutoring (FSH) - Year 2 7 - Summer 0 Eilish McLoughlin
PSYC515 Specialist Review in Psychology & Well-being Year Long 15 Catherine Fassbender
PSYC516 Advanced Psychological Research Methods Year Long 10 Catherine Fassbender
PSYC517 Environmental influences on well-being 1 10 Sinead Smyth
PSYC518 Communities and Wellbeing 2 10 Louise Hopper
PSYC519 Evidence-based psychologial practice 2 10 Brian Slattery
PSYC521 Advanced Research Skills (Psychology) 7 - Summer 10 Lorraine Boran
PSYC523 Science Communication for Graduate Researchers 7 - Summer 5 Lorraine Boran
PSYC609 Strategies for Getting Published 7 - Summer 5 Pamela Gallagher
MS536 Differential geometry and general relativity 1 7.5 Brien Nolan
MS539 Advanced general relativity 1 2 7.5 Abraham Harte
MS540 Advanced general relativity 2 2 5 Peter Taylor


To register for non-FSH modules you MUST first email the module coordinator listed to check that you are eligible to register for this module, then email providing:

  • confirmation and proof of approval from module coordinator 

  • module code and title

  • student id number 

  • qualification code 

 You will not be able to register for non FSH modules unless you follow these steps. 

Module Code Module Name Semester Credits Module Co-ordinator Email Address
MT610 Qualitative Research Methods Semester 2 5 Maura McAdam
MT611 Quantitative Research Methods Semester 2 5 Damien Dupré
HR610 Personal, Professional Planning & Development Semester 2 5 Michael Joseph Moran


Strategies for Academic Writing Semester 2 5 Teresa Hogan
MM600 Labview, Data Acquisition, Analysis & Control Semester 2 7.5 Dermot Brabazon
CA637 Advanced Scientific Communication Skills Semester 2 5 Cathal Gurrin
CM602 Engaged Research Semester 1 10 Padraig Murphy
LG602 Quantitative Methods for Social sciences 1 Semester 2 5 Alex Baturo
LG608 Reserach Methods Semester 2 5 Iain McMenamin
LG609 Research Design for the Social Sciences

Semester 1

5 Iain McMenamin
LC600 English for Academic Purposes Summer 5 Fiona Gallagher
TB602 Research Ethics Semester 2 5 Bert Gordijn
GS602 Postgraduate Tutor / Demonstrator Course Semester 1 5 Fiona O'Riordan
GS601 Intellectual Property and Commercialisation module Semester 2 5 Teresa Hogan


Faculty GTE programmes can contain a wide listing of modules for a student to choose from. As such, all schools have introduced structured ‘pathways’ that draw on the most relevant and appropriate modules from the faculty programme for that particular discipline