Marine & Freshwater Resources - Management

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This MSc will enable graduates to develop a core understanding and advanced level of knowledge and skills in key areas relevant to the marine and freshwater environment. This will give them the skills required to start addressing some of the critical challenges society will face during the 21st century from human impact on the aquatic environment. Graduates will learn advanced problem-solving, management, analytical and communication skills. This will develop their capacity and capability for scientific leadership and solution-based approaches relevant to their career trajectory. The programme builds on existing undergraduate courses in Earth and Ocean Sciences, Marine Science, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Geography and Geosystems and general Bachelor of Science degree courses. The MSc sets out to equip students with a broad range of skills and an understanding of the fundamental concepts underpinning the functioning of aquatic systems, the ability to communicate about them in a meaningful way and the ability to make informed and responsible decisions regarding marine and freshwater resources.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Minimum academic standards (proposed 2.1 honours, though 2.2 students with relevant experience will also be considered). English language proficiency: IELTS 6.5 (NUI Galway minimum requirement). Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is considered.

The 'Marine and Freshwater Resources: Management' Programme Board will consider non-standard applications. Both the appropriate discipline and required relevant experience are at the discretion of the Programme Board.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis.


1 year, full-time.

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Career Opportunities
The course will produce well-rounded, motivated, mobile and dynamic problem-solvers and leaders who can work in any area related to the marine and freshwater environments and related industry. The subject knowledge, transferable skills and thesis elements of the course are designed to provide graduates with the opportunity to carry out further research, work in the public or private sector, or create their own employment. Careers such as project managers, consultants and advisors exist within public and private sectors in Ireland and elsewhere.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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