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.
- 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 OpportunitiesOpportunities 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.
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Programme StructureCourses 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
- 12 months
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DisciplinesSustainable Development Environmental Economics & Policy Public Policy View 18 other Masters in Public Policy in Ireland
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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