Welcome to the
Faculty of Science

Welcome to the Faculty of Science at ATU Sligo. Are you interested in understanding more about the world around us and have an impact on improving mankind? If so, science could be for you. Science programmes are practical based involving a wide range of laboratory experiments and field work using specialist equipment backed up with science theory, research and innovation. 

SKILLED EMPLOYEES

91% of our graduates are employed or in further study four months after graduation.

WORK PLACEMENT

We offer students a chance to secure work placement, with the majority of Level 8 students leaving with a placement.

SUBJECT EXPERTS

Many of our lecturers are educated to doctorate level and have years of experience within industry.

Within this Faculty, we have three departments

Staff NamePositionDepartment
Armstrong, Dr Eileen Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Barrett, Dr Sharon Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Bird, Dr Jeremy HEAD OF SCHOOL OF SCIENCE Life Sciences
Bodeker, Dr Macdara Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Breen, Dr Ailish Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Butler, Ms Mary Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Cadogan, Dr Aodhmar Jt Assistant Registrar Life Sciences
Campion, Dr Eva Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Daly, Dr Stephen Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Dowling, Dr Geraldine Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Duignan, Ms Geraldine Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Graceffa, Miss Valeria Jt Assistant Lecturer Life Sciences
Hehir, Dr Sarah Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Heneghan, Dr Mary Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Khan, Dr Umar Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Lang, Dr Yvonne Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Larkin, Dr Annemarie Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Manolakis, Dr Ioannis Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
McArdle, Dr Fiona Jt Sl1(T) Life Sciences
McCabe, Dr Anthony Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Mcclenaghan, Prof Neville Jt Head of Dept of Life Sciences Life Sciences
O'reilly, Dr Shane Jt Assistant Lecturer Life Sciences
Sherlock, Dr Richard Jt Lecturer Life Sciences
Solovyev, Dr Nikolay Jt Assistant Lecturer Life Sciences
Stevens, Ms Victoria ASSISTANT LECTURER Life Sciences
Warren, Ms Orla ASSISTANT LECTURER Life Sciences

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Course name NFQ Graduate
Higher Certificate in Environmental Science with EcologyLevel 6Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science with EcologyLevel 8Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with EcologyLevel 7Undergraduate
Certificate in Irish Archaeology (International – Online)Level 7Online
Certificate in Irish Archaeology (Online)Level 7Online
PG Diploma/Master of Science in Water Services ManagementLevel 9Online
Higher Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (Online)Level 6Online
MSc in Environmental Health and Safety Management (Online)Level 9Online
Certificate in Irish Wild Flower Identification (Online)Level 6Online
Certificate in Health and Safety Representation (Online)Level 6Online
BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health Management (Online)Level 8Online
BSc in Occupational Safety & Health (Online)Level 7Online
Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Protection (Online)Level 9Online
Certificate In Compost Facility Operation (Online)Level 6Online
Certificate In Occupational Safety And Health (Online)Level 6Online
MSc in Environmental Protection (Online)Level 9Online
BSc (Hons) Environmental Management (Online)Level 8Online
BSc in Environmental Management (Online)Level 7Online
BSc in Occupational Safety and Health (add-on)Level 7Add On / Direct Application
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Safety and HealthLevel 8Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and HealthLevel 7Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science (add-on)Level 8Add On / Direct Application
Staff NamePositionDepartment
Anton, Mrs Iulia Jt Post Doctoral Researcher Environmental Science
Beglane, Dr Fiona Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Bonsall, Dr James Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Byrne, Dr Dolores Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Considine, Ms Aideen Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Costello, Ms Edel Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Coyle, Ms Cait Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Dowd, Dr Marion Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Feeney, Mr Declan Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Geraghty, Mr Ossian Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Gharbia, Dr Salem Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Gillespie, Dr Eoin Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Joyce, Dr Oliver Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Lucy, Prof Frances Jt Head Of Dept Of Environmental Science Environmental Science
Markley, Dr Shirley Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
McGrath, Mrs Blaithin Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Moore, Mr Sam Jt Pro-Rata Part-Time Lecturer Environmental Science
Moran, Mr Noel SENIOR TECHNICAL OFFICER Environmental Science
Nugent, Dr Rachel Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
O'Neill, Dr Hagen Jt Post Doctoral Researcher Environmental Science
Pillai, Prof Suresh Jt Sl1(T) Environmental Science
Read, Mr Christopher Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Rudden, Ms Lil Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Savage, Ms Margaret Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Taylor, Dr Cian Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Tonry, Mr Steve Jt Lecturer Environmental Science
Touzet, Dr Nicolas Jt SL1 (T) Science Environmental Science

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Staff NamePositionDepartment
Akande, Dr Akinlolu Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Burns, Dr Richeal Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Coughlan, Dr Karen Jt Assistant Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Dermiki, Dr Maria Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Donlon, Mrs Eimear Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Keaver, Miss Laura Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Kenny, Dr Owen Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
McGourty, Mr Padraig Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
McLoone, Ms Margaret Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Monaghan, Dr Kenneth Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Moran, Dr Carmel Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Mullee, Dr Amy Jt Assistant Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Murphy, Dr James Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
O'Malley, Dr Edwenia Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Partridge, Dr Tony Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Power, Dr Brian Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Regan, Ms Joanne Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Smyth, Dr Thomas Jt Head Of Dept Health & Nutrit Sciences Health & Nutritional Sciences
Stevens, Ms Victoria Jt Assistant Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Warren, Ms Orla Jt Assistant Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences
Youell, Ms Azura Jt Lecturer Health & Nutritional Sciences

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Explore Our Programmes

Why choose Faculty of Science at ATU Sligo?

With over 1,100 students across our science programmes, our Faculty of Science is one of the largest science schools outside Dublin and the central hub for innovation at the college.  We provide cutting-edge technologies, state-of-the-art laboratories, and work closely within industry to bring the latest research and developements into our programmes.  We focus on hands-on skills, work experience and competencies that employers are seeking so that our graduates are career-ready on their first day of work.  All our programmes are accredited by various bodies such as Science Foundation Ireland, meaning students are getting the best, industry-led education. We offer an excellent learning environment in our recently refurbished science building with field trips, site visits and interactive modules. 

LATEST CONTENT

Each course is regularly updated to ensure that our students meet the highest level of academic standards and training sought by employers on both a national and international scale.

1 to 16 TEACHING PRACTICAL RATIO

We keep our class numbers to a minimum; this ensures students have the opportunity to engage with their lectuer and fellow classmates.

LIFE-LONG LEARNERS

From Level 6 Higher Certificate awards to Level 10 PhD Doctorate awards, uur students have the option of taking up further or parallel study options with our online learning options.

Fionnuala O’Connor, BSc (Hons) in Medical
Biotechnology

Amy Flynn, BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science with Drug Development

Get in Touch

Dr Jerry Bird, Head of Faculty of Science

Dr Jeremy Bird first came to IT Sligo in 1995 as a Lecturer and progressed to a  senior lecturer post in 2006.  He became Head of the Science Faculty in 2009.  

His first degree was from the University of London and he holds a Master’s degree from the University of Plymouth, and a PhD in Genetics from the National University of Ireland Galway.  

He was previously employed at the  University of Reading as research assistant for the Cancer Research Campaign, at the Experimental Embryology and Teratology Unit of the Medical Research Council (UK), as a research scientific officer at the University Hospital of Wales (Human Genetics Unit and Child Health), as a Human in vitro fertilization Embryologist at the Hallam Medical Centre, London, as a  research officer at the Department of Microbiology NUI Galway and at the  National Diagnostic Centre in NUI Galway as a postdoctoral research scientist.

Prior to Institute of Technology Sligo, he was employed as a Lecturer in Institute of Technology Tallaght (now TU Dublin).

Jeremy has researched for and contributed to numerous scientific books and journals over the last 30 years.   

Read more about his research

Dr.Jerry Bird,
Head of Faculty of Science,
+353 (0) 719305233
email: bird.jerry@nullitsligo.ie

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