Sustainable Resource Management - Policy & Practice

Key programme benefits to future students
The benefits to the students are access to experts in research and practice in sustainability fieldwork and field based training. This course is one of the longest running MScs in this are in Ireland and had had great success in providing graduates with relevant and required skills in sustainability and resource management.

Students gain invaluable advanced knowledge and insights via modules taught by experienced academics from both Limerick and Galway academics.

Students upskill in practical application of sustainability policy and learn how to evaluate criteria to make often difficult decisions in managing natural resources.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules - taught in NUI Galway
• Ecosystem Assessment
• Biodiversity and Conservation
• Environmental Problems and Solutions

Autumn Modules - taught in UL
• Material and Energy Flows
• Urban Form and Transport
• Urban Household Sustainability

Spring Modules
• Sustainable Life-cycle Engineering (taught in UL)
• Research Project (based either in UL or NUIG)

Entry requirements

At least a second class honours primary degree (Level 8 - QQI) in an appropriate discipline, or a professional or other equivalent qualification recognised by both the University of Limerick and NUI Galway. This course is suitable for graduates with a primary degree in the Environmental Sciences/Engineering/Economics or Geography/Biological Sciences/Ecology and Earth Sciences who wish to extend their knowledge and skills for a career related to resource management. Mature students with relevant experience are most welcome to apply. A strong personal statement demonstrating interest in the course is also essential as this will be considered as part of the application. Applicants may be required to attend for interview.

WHAT TO UPLOAD WITH YOUR APPLICATION:
Qualification transcripts and certificates
An up-to-date CV (curricumum vitae)
A copy of your Birth certificate (long document)
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
AND
• English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on ul.ie.

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on ul.ie/gps and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Duration

1 year full-time, on-campus.

Enrolment dates

Autumn

Post Course Info

Graduate careers
Specific career opportunities such as Sustainability Officers, Ecological Consultants and Environmental Advisors exist within government agencies, public bodies, NGOs, environmental planning and engineering consultancies with an emphasis on sustainable design, corporate companies on a national and international scale. In addition, opportunities for further research exist.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time

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