Postgraduate
MSc Sustainable Environments

NUI Galway

Course Overview


This new multidisciplinary course provides students with insight into environment, health, and sustainability issues within urban and rural environments. It integrates ecological, health and sustainability issues and considers their interaction within the natural and built environments.

It combines modules from Environmental Science, Engineering and Economics to provide students with experience of research-led learning opportunities that will develop skills in identifying and evaluating sustainable solutions for real world environmental problems. Field-trips to learn from the practical experience of professionals are an essential element of this course. This course is open to students from a variety of backgrounds. This course combines theory, policy and practical experience to provide its graduates with the skills and knowledge that are needed to pursue successful careers in managing sustainable environments. It provides scene setting lectures, site visits and practical work to encourage students to adopt an informed, creative and innovative approach to problem solving. It will provide students with the competences to obtain employment in environmental consultancy, policy development or proceed to further research.
Course aims:
1. To systematically encourage students to adopt an informed, creative, and responsive approach to environmental and land-use problem solving.
2. To integrate an international perspective to reflect both new research findings and current national and international best practice in sustainable environmental practice that can be applied within Ireland and elsewhere.
3. To provide research-led learning opportunities that will develop skills in identifying and evaluating sustainable solutions for real world environmental problems.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

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?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

15

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 20,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Graduates with this qualification will pursue a wide range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sector.
  • Graduates may also find employment within national, regional and local government sectors.
  • Job opportunities exist within environmental, agri-environmental and sustainability consultancies, or as sustainability officers in companies and corporations.
  • Graduates may also go on to further research.

Entry requirements

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
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

1. Places are limited (15) and selection is based on each candidate’s academic record/relevant experience, personal statement, and letters of recommendation.
2. Applicants must have a primary degree with a second class honors, or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Relevant disciplines include science, marine science, engineering, environmental science, geography, social science, health promotion, engineering, economics or other related disciplines.
3. Applicants who do not have an academic background and have relevant experience are welcome to apply. They may be required to attend an interview.

English Requirements

Science/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


Graduates with this qualification will pursue a wide range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sector. Job opportunities exist within environmental, agri-environmental and sustainability consultancies, or as sustainability officers in companies and corporations. Graduates may also find employment within national, regional and local government sectors. Graduates may also go on to further research.

Notes


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