M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainable Resource Management (Policy and Practice)

National University of Ireland, Galway

12 months
14748 EUR/year
7648 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Sustainable Resource Management (Policy and Practice) course is a multidisciplinary approach to environmental sustainability devised by National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Limerick (UL). The course meets the needs of those graduates with continued interest in a sustainability-based taught MSc . 


The 12-month long Sustainable Resource Management (Policy and Practice) course at National University of Ireland, Galway comprises new modules taught only at postgraduate level and aims to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and experience that are needed to pursue successful careers in managing environmental resources sustainably. The course will help develop government policy and economic recovery by producing top quality graduates who can contribute to a smart economy and hasten implementation of green technologies. Given the pressure on and competition for limited resources, the course applies an evidence based approach to developing solutions for all system users. Graduates will become technically fluent in selected environmental science theory, policy development, implementation and best practice.

Programme Objectives:

  • To integrate an international perspective to reflect new research findings and current practice in sustainable use of resources that can be applied within Ireland and elsewhere.
  • To provide research-led learning opportunities that will develop skills in identifying and evaluating solutions for real world problems.
  • To provide Irish expertise to meet legal obligations.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist within the green economy as governments, NGOs and corporations must work to meet environmental targets set under international obligations. Graduates work in the following areas: industry-based environmental management, environmental analysis, environmental consultancy, agri-environmental advice, waste management policy, environmental quality control, consultancy-based climate change research, or as researchers, or for non-governmental conservation organisations and local authorities.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Ecosystems Assessment
  •  Biodiversity & Conservation
  •  The Environment and Human Health
  •  Environmental problems & Solutions
  •  Material & Energy Flows
  •  Research Project 
  •  Urban Form & Transport 
  •  Urban Household Sustainability
  •  Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

At least a Second Class Honours primary degree (NQAI Level 8) in an appropriate discipline, or a professional or other equivalent qualification recognised by both the University of Limerick and NUI Galway. Appropriate disciplines include environmental sciences; engineering or geography; biological sciences; ecology and earth sciences. Mature students with relevant experience are most welcome to apply. Applicants may be required to attend for interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14748 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14748 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7648 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7648 EUR per year 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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