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Environmental Policy, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The MSc Environmental Policy at University College Dublin provides both introductory and specialised modules in Environmental Policy, and as such we welcome applicants from a diverse range of academic backgrounds including social sciences and arts, environmental sciences, law and business studies, and engineering.

Overview

Societies and governments across the globe are faced with increasingly complex environmental challenges, from climate change to local environmental quality in our cities and regions. Within this context, there is a growing demand for graduates with a capacity to develop environmental policy choices, to analyse them critically and to provide guidance in policy implementation.

The aim of the MSc in Environmental Policy from University College Dublin is to provide students with the professional knowledge, skills and tools to equip them for a career in the environmental field while contributing to a more sustainable and resilient future.

What will I learn?

The MSc in Environmental Policy is designed to develop professional knowledge, skills and tools for environmental problem solving and for a successful career in the environmental field:

  • Professional Knowledge: environmental processes and change, policy and legal frameworks, social movements and the environment;
  • Professional Skills: leadership, problem-solving, team-working, research methods, communication and media skills, project management, strategic planning;
  • Professional Tools: policy analysis, GIS, environmental assessment, cost benefit analysis, environmental mediation, public participation, risk management.

How will I benefit?

The MSc in Environmental Policy will provide you with the skills and knowledge to understand environmental challenges and to provide innovative, creative and socially just solutions for managing environmental change. Within the degree programme you will develop practical and transferable skills including environmental assessment, policy evaluation, GIS, project management and strategic planning skills. The programme aims to combine theoretical knowledge and professional skills development and this is reflected in our teaching approach, which draws on lectures, seminars, project-based learning, lab-based instruction and independent study with experienced academic staff and input from policy-makers and industry.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University College Dublin is a large (20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Public Policy & the Environment
  • Environmental Economics
  • Geographic Information Systems for Policy & Planning
  • Research Design
  • Research Methods for Sustainability (Tools for Policy Analysis)
  • Environmental Change and Processes
  • Concepts and Principles of Environmental Law
  • European Environmental Policy
  • Tools for Sustainable Development
  • Thesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Graduate degree in any academic field. As the MSc provides both introductory and specialised modules in Environmental Policy, we welcome applications from students with a background in a diverse range of academic subjects including social sciences and arts, environmental sciences, law and business studies, and engineering.
  • Names and contact details of two referees who can assess your intellectual ability, maturity and motivation. At least one of these should be a senior member of academic staff at your current institution or a senior member of staff at your current place of employment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7640 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7640 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

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