Ocean Atmosphere & Climate - Structured - Research

This new MSc course bridges the boundaries between ocean and atmosphere and provides graduates with a broad understanding of how this coupled system works and how it affects and is affected by climate and human activities. The MSc covers environmental policy aspects to provide skills required for an emerging coastal and offshore renewable energy sector. It combines both taught and research elements and is designed for students who want to develop careers in this vibrant, global and multidisciplinary area.


1. A partnership with an international program provides the best opportunity to gain research experience across disciplinary and national boundaries.

2. Opportunity to learn from and work with world renowned experts in the field of Climate and Sustainability.

3. Provides hands-on training in understanding the key interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere and how this coupled system affects and is affected by climate; investigates sustainability challenges and enables appropriate career skills

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
NQAI Level 8 honours degree or equivalent to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1 year.

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Career Opportunities
Integral to the MSc programme is a seven-month research placement in a world-leading partner organisation under the international SOLAS program (solas-int.org) to work with renowned scientists in the respective areas. Owing to our long standing relationship with major stakeholders, these placements offer students an opportunity to develop the necessary skills to continue with PhD studies or work in marine renewable energy and other marine/atmosphere related industry settings.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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