Sustainable Resource Management - Policy & Practice
Semester 1 comprises four modules taught in NUI Galway: Ecosystem Assessment (10 ECTS); Biodiversity and Conservation (5 ECTS); Environment and Human Health (5 ECTS); and Environmental Problems and Solutions (10 ECTS).
Semester 2 comprises four modules taught in the University of Limerick (UL): Material and Energy Flows (9 ECTS); Urban Form and Transport (9 ECTS); Urban Household Sustainability (6 ECTS); and Sustainable Lifecycle Engineering (6 ECTS).
Semester 3: research project worth 30 ECTS, based either at UL or NUI Galway.
Minimum Entry Requirements
At least a Second Class Honours primary degree (QQI Level 8) in an appropriate discipline, or a professional or other equivalent qualification recognised by both UL and NUI Galway. Appropriate disciplines include environmental sciences; engineering or geography; biological sciences; and ecology and earth sciences. Mature students with relevant experience are most welcome to apply. Applicants may be required to attend for interview.
CLOSING DATE: See course website.
1 year, full-time.
Post Course Info
Opportunities exist within the green economy as governments, NGOs and corporations must work to meet environmental targets set under international obligations. Graduates work in the following areas: industry-based environmental management, environmental analysis, environmental consultancy, agri-environmental advice, waste management policy, environmental quality control, consultancy-based climate change research; or as researchers; or for non-governmental conservation organisations and local authorities.