Sustainable Environments

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. It enables them to explore environmental and social aspects of resilience. Learning from the practical experience of professionals is an essential element of this course.

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, with communities, and combine aspects of health, environment and urban and rural sustainability.

3. Do this course if you care about environmental sustainability and resilience, and want a practical and applied career that addresses global challenges in a national context.

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.

Application dates

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


1 year, full-time.

Enrolment dates

2020–21 academic year

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Career Opportunities
Opportunities exist within the green economy as governments, NGOs and corporations must work to meet environmental targets set under international obligations. Graduates go on to work in the following areas: industry-based environmental management, environmental analysis, environmental consultancy, agri-environmental advice, waste management policy, environmental quality control, governmental nature conservation organisations, consultancy-based climate change research, or as researchers, or for non-governmental biodiversity organisations, community-led local government and local authorities.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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