Undergraduate
BSc Earth and Ocean Sciences

NUI Galway

Course Overview


Earth and Ocean Sciences involve the study of the physical and chemical processes that affect planet Earth and its oceans.

In this field, you will study topical subjects, such as climate change, natural resources and the management and conservation of our oceans. Four sub-disciplines are involved: geology, geophysics, hydrogeology and oceanography, which, in different ways, look at various workings of our planet, from the atmosphere to the seabed. Earth and Ocean Sciences subjects are your ticket to a global career market. They offer the opportunity to study some of the most exciting areas in the natural sciences while being able to see at first hand their practical relevance in the world around you.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

4 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

30

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Earth and Ocean Sciences graduates can expect to have a wide range of employment opportunities in areas like: Marine Studies, Groundwater Science, Petroleum and Mining, Environmental Organisations
  • They offer the opportunity to study some of the most exciting areas in the natural sciences while being able to see at first hand their practical relevance in the world around you.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognized for entry purposes.

English Requirements

Science and Engineering (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


Earth and Ocean Sciences graduates can expect to have a wide range of employment opportunities in areas like
• Marine Studies
• Groundwater Science
• Petroleum and Mining
• Environmental Organisations
• Consulting Companies
• Remote Sensing

Notes


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