Today, there is a lively and active international student community in Botany. There are 44 PhD students in the Department whose research spans areas from molecular and taxonomic studies to ecological, conservation and climate work based both in Ireland and in a large number of countries abroad. For a full list of PhD students and their research topics please follow the link below: http://www.tcd.ie/Botany/postgraduate/current/
Botany also runs two undergraduate programmes through the Department leading to degrees in Botany and Environmental Sciences. Botany also contributes to the other undergraduate and masters degree programmes run through the School of Natural Sciences. Students have a very varied experience with courses spanning the research interests of the staff varying from molecular genetics to plant conservation and biodiversity, ecology and physiology. Students also participate in field trips around Ireland and to a wide variety of places worldwide including Gran Canaria, Kenya and South Africa. For more information on undergraduate and Masters programmes please following this link: http://www.tcd.ie/Botany/undergraduate/
Students in the Botany Department are also very involved in college life participating in a wide range of activities around college.
The student run Botanical Society is a student society run not only by and for students of Botany but by those who have an interest in the subject from all around college. The society organises a number of events throughout the year including guest speakers, field trips, fundraising for worthy causes and social events, and also participates in college initiatives such as Green Week.
Tropical Conservation Work
A number of students from Botany participate in tropical fieldwork and conservation during summer holidays, in conjunction with organisations who have active links with the Department such as the Tropical Biology Association and Operation Wallacea.