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M.Sc. Blended

Biodiversity and Land-Use Planning

24 months
Duration
7760 EUR/year
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About

This Master of Science (MSc) in Biodiversity and Land-Use Planning at University of Galway course provides you with the crucial skills and knowledge needed to manage biodiversity resources sustainably. 

Overview

The Biodiversity and Land-Use Planning programme at University of Galway has objectives such as:

  • To integrate an international perspective and new research findings into a biodiversity and land use approach
  • To provide research-led opportunities that will help find solutions for conservation and planning conflicts
  • To develop expertise within local authority and public/private sector staff so they can meet international biodiversity and conservation obligations

This part-time course extends over 24 months and runs in two-year cycles continuously from September through to the end of August of the second year. The modular course is devoted to scientific and policy coursework delivered in a blended learning format, comprising a mixture of face-to-face contact in addition to private study combined with online support.

Aimed at individuals employed in the conservation, planning and engineering sectors, this course has been re-developed to meet the needs of working graduates who wish to upskill or change careers. Provision of flexible learning opportunities is a key aim of this programme and the course is now open to students wishing to join the programme at any time during the academic year. To do this, prospective students register and pay for individual modules in a ‘select and pay-as-you-go’ fashion. 

Careers

Our obligations to protect the environment under EU legislation mean that this course will play a pivotal role for those currently working in or who wish to enter the planning or engineering professions in local government or as private consultants. Graduates of this course will ensure that governments, local authorities and private consultancies will help implement sustainable policies that contribute to economic recovery while managing limited biodiversity resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Appropriate Assessment
  • Flora and Fauna of Ireland
  • Ecosystem Science
  • Ecological Survey Technologies
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme is open to individuals who have a Level 8 primary degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. Applicants who do not have an academic background but have relevant experience may also apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    7760 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7760 EUR per year during 24 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.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Biodiversity and Land-Use Planning
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University of Galway

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