Sustainable Environments

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The environment and human health are inextricably linked. This new multidisciplinary course integrates environment, health and sustainability issues and considers their impact within the natural and built environment. It combines modules from Environmental Science, Engineering and Economics to provide students with experience of research-led learning opportunities that will develop skills in identifying and evaluating sustainable solutions for realworld environmental problems. Field trips to learn from the practical experience of professionals are an essential element of this course. It is open to students from a variety of backgrounds.


1. Do this course if you learn best by doing. You will develop skills that can be used in a wide range of jobs.

2. Do this course if you want to work with people, in the environmental field.

3. Do this course if you want a practical and applied career.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Places are limited (15) and selection is based on each candidate's academic record/relevant experience, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

Applicants must have a primary degree with a second class honours, or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Relevant disciplines include science, marine science, engineering, environmental science, geography, social science, health promotion, engineering, economics or other related disciplines.

Applicants who do not have an academic background and have relevant experience are welcome to apply. They may be required to attend an interview.


1 year, full-time

Enrolment dates

2020–21 academic year

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Career Opportunities
Graduates with this qualification will pursue a wide range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Job opportunities exist within environmental, agri-environmental and sustainability consultancies, or as sustainability officers in companies and corporations. Graduates may also find employment within national, regional and local government sectors. Graduates may also go on to further research.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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