Applied Marine Conservation - Galway
This one year MSc degree focuses on core and specialist competences in key themes of fisheries, marine conservation; sustainability and ecosystem based management.
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.
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.
All taught modules are 5 ECTS and 100% continuous assessment.
Taught elements are completed in Semester 1 and include the following:
1. Ecology of Top Predators in Marine Systems
2. Secondary Impacts of Harvest on Wild Populations and Ecosystems
3. Applied Geographic Information Systems
4. Data Analysis Using R and R Studio
5. Seabird and Marine Mammal Population Assessment techniques
6. Life History Strategies and Trade-offs
The Research thesis is a year-long module and is worth 60 ECTS.
Level: 90 ECTS taught MSc, Level 9
1 year full-time
Approx. €6,000 (EU) and €12,000 (non-EU).
Post Course Info
Graduates will be well prepared for careers in applied marine conservation or may continue to PhD research.
Potential employers may include:
Non-Governmental Organisations and Charities
Research Institutes / Agencies