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Environmental Science

MSc Environmental Science

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The study of Applied Environmental Science is critical for establishing policies in environmental assessment, evaluating potential change in environmental quality in response to various land use and other activities, and in the development of management and conservation strategies, as well as contributing to policy formulation. This programme provides graduates with a thorough knowledge of Environmental Science and there is a heavy emphasis on practical training in fieldwork, laboratory analyses, information sourcing, data analysis, planning, reporting and communication.
In collaboration with UCD School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering relating particularly to water quality, hydrology and waste treatment processes.
This multi-disciplinary Master’s course provides fundamental training in key areas of Environmental Science encompassing marine, freshwater and terrestrial systems.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

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

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No
The UCD MSc Applied Science (Environmental Science) is designed for recent graduates in Science, Engineering or Architecture or graduates employed by Local Authorities, State or Semi-state agencies, Industry and Environmental consultants.

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for applicants with a primary degree in Science, Engineering, Geography, Architecture or a related subject. An upper second class honours, or international equivalent is required.

•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.

Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Our graduates are building successful varied careers in environmental resources assessment, management and protection.

A considerable number have been employed in consultancy positions and some are also with the Inland Fisheries Ireland, Department of the Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Some graduates have also continued their studies at PhD level in the areas of fisheries, biomass fuels, soil, water engineering and invertebrate ecology.

Further enquiries

Contact Name:
Jan-Robert Baars
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 2395

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Soil Ecology AESC40130

Quantitative Tools for the Life Sciences BIOL40390

Introduction to Water Resources Engineering 1 CVEN40220

Introduction to Water Resources Engineering 2 CVEN40230

Essay ENVB40090

Freshwater Resources Assessment ENVB40120

Global Change Ecology ENVB40130

Thesis ENVB40180

GIS and Data Analyses ENVB40230

Vegetation Ecology ENVB40300

Environmental Geology GEOL40300

Stage 1 - Option

Wildlife Conservation AESC40150

Remote Sensing ARCH41070

Waste Management BSEN30240

Water Waste and Environmental Modelling CVEN40570

Integrated Municipal Solid Was CVEN40580

Marine Community Ecology ENVB40020

Environmental Impact Assessment ENVB40040

Ecotoxicology and Air Quality ENVB40070

Ecological Modelling ENVB40290

Field-Based Freshwater Fisheries Investigations ZOOL40430

Comment

This programme provides graduates with a thorough knowledge of Environmental Science and its application in solving environmental problems.

Features:
- Students will work with a multidisciplinary team of experts covering the key aspects of Environmental Science providing them with the knowledge base and skills to address environmental problems, assessment, management or policy.

- This is the only Environmental Science course in Ireland to include a major input from Civil Engineering on Water Resources Engineering.

Application date

The following entry routes are available:

MSc Environmental Science FT (X062)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

MSc Environmental Science PT (X204)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
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:2017/2018 September

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