M.Sc. On Campus

Geology - Applied Environmental Geoscience

University College Cork

12 months
22600 EUR/year
7130 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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MSc Geology - Applied Environmental Geoscience programme at University College Cork will provide you with comprehensive training in the theory and practice of environmental geoscience. 


MSc Geology - Applied Environmental Geoscience programme at University College Cork equips graduates for careers in scientific, engineering, and environmental consultancies, natural resources and mining industries, regulatory agencies, and research in Ireland and further afield.

Our course content is regularly reviewed by a panel of industry advisors from a range of local and international geoscience practice areas in order to meet the ongoing needs of the geoscience sector.   

Our course also offers a unique opportunity for international students to gain EU-based work experience whilst studying for their Masters.


Our MSc-qualified environmental geoscience graduates are in high demand for technical roles in both the public and private sectors at home and abroad.

Environmental geoscientists presenting a range of specialist and transferable skills are readily employed by civil engineering and environmental consultancies as well as geoscience service providers, natural resource exploration and management companies, local authorities, regulatory and government bodies. Day-to-day project work might include but is not limited to some of the following:

  • Aggregate mapping and wind resource development on the continental shelf
  • Assessing and managing environmental risks posed by contaminated land
  • Assessing the suitability of foundation design in hazardous geological environments
  • Environmental impact assessment and reporting
  • Supervision of geotechnical site investigations for major infrastructure projects
  • Water quality monitoring and remediation at licensed industrial facilities

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Environmental Assessment and Monitoring 
  • Hydrogeology, Contaminated Land and Assessment
  • Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Planning and Regulation
  • Offshore Environmental Geology
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Geoinformatics for Environmental Geology
  • Applied Hydrogeology Skills
  • Applied Geotechnical Skills
  • Applied Environmental Geology research project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates must hold at least a Second Class Honours Grade II in a primary honours degree (NFQ Level 8) or equivalent in a Geological/Earth Sciences/Civil Engineering/Environmental Sciences area or a related relevant degree or have reached an equivalent standard through completion of a relevant postgraduate qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22600 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7130 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 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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