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Environmental Resource Management

MSc(Agr) Environmental Resource Management

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The MSc in Environmental Resource Management develops graduates with the flexible combination of environmental policy and management expertise necessary to conform to the EU Treaty which states that the environment must be considered in all aspects of European Policy and Practice.
-Fieldwork is involved in many of the modules offered. One module involves a real-life group consultancy exercise in environmental management; designed and delivered by the students.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold minimum Lower Second Class Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), or international equivalent, in Biological Science, Environmental Science, Agricultural Science, Geography, Earth Sciences, Natural Sciences or cognate degree programme from a recognised higher education institution.

Cognate degree programmes would include humanities, arts, business, law and engineering.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.


1 Year Full Time

Careers or further progression

The career prospects for graduates from this programme are wide ranging. Graduates have a very good employment record, with many graduates gaining employment in areas related to their primary degree qualification – albeit at the environmental interface of that discipline. Graduates' roles frequently involve consultancy or advisory work, although some have gained employment with industry, regulatory agencies and local authorities, in education or in academic research. This programme has also allowed some graduates to completely change direction – putting them on a radically different career path (classic examples include moving from economics to an ecology PhD; from IT engineering to agri-environmental management and PhD).

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Catherine Byrne
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 7192

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Data Analysis for Biologists AESC40180

Research Project (AESC) 2 AESC40370

Functional Biodiversity AESC40380

Human Impact on the Environment AESC40390

Seminar Presentation AESC40400

Soil, Plant & Water Resources AESC40410

Geographic Information Systems AESC40420

Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital AESC40440

Literature Review(AESC) AESC40460

Practical Research Skills AESC40470

Ecological Modelling ENVB40290

Stage 1 - Option

Wildlife Conservation AESC40150

One Health AESC40360

Rural Planning & Environ. Law AESC40430

Application date

Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2018/2019 September

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