Computer Science - Cognitive Science - Research
Each of the seven schools in the UCD College of Science engages in exciting and internationally recognised research, which is funded by a variety of agencies including Science Foundation Ireland, the European Union, the Health Research Board, the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology and the Wellcome Trust. Reflecting the level of funding and productivity are over 600 postgraduate research students and a large body of postdoctoral scientists, who play a key role in the research efforts.
To gain this qualification, you need 120 credits as follows:
60 credits from:
Making environmental decisions (T891) 30
Managing for sustainability (T867) 30
Or subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued module T863
30 credits from:
Capacities for managing development (T878) 1 30
Environmental monitoring and protection (T868) 2 30
Or, subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued module TD866
1 Capacities for managing development (T878) will no longer be an option after November 2020.
2 Environmental monitoring and protection (T868) will be a compulsory module after November 2020.
30 credits from:
Capacities for managing development (T878) 30
Environmental monitoring and protection (T868) 1 30
Making strategy with systems thinking in practice (TB871) 30
Managing change with systems thinking in practice (TB872) 30
Managing technological innovation (T848) 30
Project management (M815) 30
Or, subject to the rules about excluded combinations, the discontinued modules D837, S825, T869, T889, TD866, TU811, TU870 and TUXX870
1 Environmental monitoring and protection (T868) will be a compulsory module after November 2020.
You should note that the University's unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 40 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you.
You should normally hold a bachelors degree from a UK university, or the equivalent.
If you do not have a degree you will need to be adequately prepared for postgraduate study. You will be required to write essays and reports at a high level, to undertake work with numerical data, and to understand and apply scientific principles.
If you are unsure whether your previous study or experience will sufficiently prepare you for this qualification, please contact us for advice.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the IELTS website for details.
Completion of a PhD typically takes about 4 years full-time and 6 years part-time
Post Course Info
Our environmental management programme is for people who are interested in designing, managing and participating in more effective environmental management processes. For example, if you are involved in setting up or responding to environmental or integrated management systems, planning new development projects or are trying to understand or manage sustainability.
Students on our environmental management programme are drawn from industry, commerce, local government, consultancies, non-governmental organisations and communities. They include people already involved in environmental management and those who wish to be – both personally and professionally.
You can select modules that are most relevant to your interests and career aspirations as your study builds from postgraduate certificate through diploma to our MSc.
This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in this expanding sector.
Careers and Employability Services have more information on how OU study can improve your employability.
•Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
•Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
Both institutions offer student membership to those registered on the MSc in Environmental Management or the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management.