Applied Marine Conservation

ATU - Galway Campuses

Applied Marine Conservation

This one year MSc degree focuses on core and specialist competences in key themes of fisheries, marine conservation; sustainability and ecosystem based management.

Course Highlights
• Teaching by research-active staff working in the field of applied marine conservation with particular interest in fisheries, marine mammals and seabirds.
• An applied degree with fieldwork, practicals and 100% continuous assessment.
• A major research thesis, in collaboration with a supervisor from GMIT and a supervisor from an external organisation.

Subjects taught

Year 1
Data Analysis using R and RStudio
5 credits

Applied Geographic Information Systems
5 credits

Seabird and marine mammal population assessment techniques
5 credits

Life history strategies and trade-offs
5 credits

Secondary Impacts of Harvest on Wild Populations & Ecosystems
5 credits

Ecology of top predators in marine systems
5 credits

Research Thesis
60 credits

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement is a 2.2 in a cognate Honours Degree, e.g. Zoology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Wildlife Management, Conservation Biology.

Non EU, non-native English speakers, must have a score of 6.0 in IELTS or equivalent.

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1 year
Mode of Study: Full Time
Method of Delivery: On Campus

Post Course Info

Job Opportunities
Graduates will be well prepared for careers in applied marine conservation or may continue to PhD research.

Potential employers may include:
• Ecological Consultancies
• Non-Governmental Organisations and Charities
• Research Institutes / Agencies
• Self employment

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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