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Sustainable Resource Management - Policy & Practice

Your course
Semester One comprises four modules taught in NUI Galway: Ecosystem Assessment (10 ECTS), Biodiversity and Conservation (5 ECTS), The Environment and Human Health (5 ECTS), and Environmental Problems and Solutions (10 ECTS). Semester Two comprises four modules taught in 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 Three: Research Project worth 30 ECTS, based either at UL or NUI Galway.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
At least a Second Class Honours primary degree (Level 8—National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in an appropriate discipline, or a professional or other equivalent qualification recognised by both the University of Limerick and NUI Galway. Appropriate disciplines include Environmental Sciences; Engineering or Geography; Biological Sciences; Ecology and Earth Sciences. Mature students with relevant experience are most welcome to apply. Applicants may be required to attend for interview.

Duration

1 year, full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
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.

Further enquiries

Dr Caitriona Carlin
T: +353 91 493 863
E: caitriona.carlin@nuigalway.ie

Comment

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. This novel course is a multidisciplinary approach to environmental sustainability devised by NUI Galway and the University of Limerick (UL).

2. The course is structured around research that is strongly linked to decision makers in industry and government organisations. In undertaking the course, students will develop the necessary skills to identify and evaluate solutions for real-world problems.

3. The course meets the needs of those graduates with continued interest in a sustainability-based taught MSc and responds to market demands for graduates with more applied knowledge of the environmental sector. The course aims to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and experience required to pursue successful careers in managing environmental resources sustainably.

Application date

Apply online at www.graduateschool.ul.ie. Follow the links for Postgraduate study, Faculty of Science and Engineering.

CLOSING DATE: Please refer to the course website.

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