¿Qué aprenderé?

This novel course is a multidisciplinary approach to environmental sustainability devised by NUI Galway and the University of Limerick (UL). 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.

The 12-month long course comprises new modules taught only at postgraduate level and aims to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and experience that are needed to pursue successful careers in managing environmental resources sustainably. The course will help develop government policy and economic recovery by producing top quality graduates who can contribute to a smart economy and hasten implementation of green technologies. Given the pressure on and competition for limited resources, the course applies an evidence based approach to developing solutions for all system users. Graduates will become technically fluent in selected environmental science theory, policy development, implementation and best practice.

Programme Objectives:

a. To integrate an international perspective to reflect new research findings and current practice in sustainable use of resources that can be applied within Ireland and elsewhere.

b. To provide research-led learning opportunities that will develop skills in identifying and evaluating solutions for real world problems.

c. To provide Irish expertise to meet legal obligations.

Course Outline

Semesters 1 and 2 are devoted to formal scientific and policy coursework consisting primarily of lectures, problem-based learning, site visits and tutorials and private study. Students are expected to carry out group projects and to prepare written reports, oral and other presentations for continuous assessment.

Semester 1 comprises 3 modules taught in NUI Galway (30 ECTS):

1. Ecosystem Assessment

2. Biodiversity and Conservation

3. Environmental Problems and Solutions

Semester 2 comprises 4 modules taught in UL (30 ECTS):

4. Material and Energy Flows

5. Urban Form and Transport

6. Urban Household Sustainability

7. Sustainable Lifecycle Engineering

Students undertake a research project at either institution during Semester 3 (30 ECTS).

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.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

College of Science and Engineering

Opciones de estudio

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Fecha de inicio

5 Septiembre 2022


National University of Ireland, Galway

University Road,


Republic of Ireland

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants should normally hold a primary degree qualification from a university or other internationally recognised academic institution or authority, corresponding to Level 8 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). A minimum standard of a Second Class Grade 1 Honours or equivalent: GPA of 3.3. This qualification must generally include the study of Economics up to an intermediate undergraduate level.

Para estudiantes internacionales

At least a Second Class Honours primary degree (NQAI Level 8) 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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall; Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE): 176 overall; Cambridge C2 Advanced (CPE): 180 overall; TOEFL: 88; Pearson PTE: 61; Duolingo English Test: 110.

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  • Cuatro excelentes facultades con amplia variedad de cursos
  • Excelente reputación por la docencia y la investigación
  • Excepcional y alta tasa de empleo para graduados
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