M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Marine Conservation

Atlantic Technological University

12 months
12000 EUR/year
6000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The one year taught MSc degree in Applied Marine Conservation from the Atlantic Technological University focuses on core and specialist competences in key themes of fisheries, marine conservation; sustainability and ecosystem based management.


Highlights of the Applied Marine Conservation course from the Atlantic Technological University:

  • Teaching by research-active staff working in the field of applied marine conservation with particular interest in fisheries, marine mammals and seabirds.

  • An applied degree with fieldwork, practicals and 100% continuous assessment.

  • A major research thesis, in collaboration with a supervisor from GMIT and a supervisor from an external organisation.

Job Opportunities

Graduates will be well prepared for careers in applied marine conservation or may continue to PhD research.

Potential employers may include:

  • Ecological Consultancies

  • Non-Governmental Organisations and Charities

  • Research Institutes / Agencies

  • Self employment

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Data Analysis using R and RStudio
  • Applied Geographic Information Systems
  • Seabird and marine mammal population assessment techniques
  • Life history strategies and trade-offs
  • Secondary Impacts of Harvest on Wild Populations & Ecosystems
  • Ecology of top predators in marine systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum requirement is a 2.2 in a cognate Honours Degree, e.g. Zoology, Ecology, Marine Biology, Wildlife Management, Conservation Biology.
  • Non EU, non-native English speakers, must have a score of 6.0 in IELTS or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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