Sustainable management of our environmental resources is at the heart of some of the key challenges facing humanity today; food security, climate change, biodiversity loss, and the protection of water and soil resources.
The MSc in Environmental Resource Management is an established programme that develops graduates with the flexible combination of environmental science, policy and management expertise necessary to address these needs. This programme draws on the academic expertise and diversity available in the School of Agriculture and Food Science; ranked in the top 100 globally in the area of Agriculture and Forestry. The programme is accessible to candidates from a very broad range of primary degree backgrounds and draws students from Ireland, Europe, and across the world including a successful track record with the Irish Aid Fellowships. Fieldwork is involved in many of the modules offered, including visits to leading extension/advisory and research programmes in the area of sustainable environmental resource management. The research thesis allows the student to drive their own original research project and develop specific skills.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
12 Months (1 Year) Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- Fieldwork is involved in many of the modules offered, including visits to leading extension/advisory and research programmes in the area of sustainable environmental resource management.
- The career prospects for graduates from the MSc Environmental Resource Management are wide ranging, with environmental management increasingly fundamental to industrial, service and public sectors.
- The research thesis allows the student to drive their own original research project and develop specific skills.
- Devise and interpret environmental studies/evaluations involving the collection, appropriate analysis and reporting of resulting observations.
How to Apply
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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
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
• Applicants must hold minimum Lower Second Class Honors 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 recognized 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. Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes.
These are the minimum entry requirements additional criteria may be requested for some programmes
• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
- A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
- A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.
• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.
Special Entry Requirements
The career prospects for graduates from the MSc Environmental Resource Management are wide ranging, with environmental management increasingly fundamental to industrial, service and public sectors. Graduates from this programme respond to many of the major global sustainability challenges and graduates have a very good employment record in a variety of roles, frequently involving consultancy, advisory, engineering or agriculture roles in industry, government and regulatory agencies, NGOs and in research.