Coastal and marine environments are critical to local and national economies, support diverse habitats and communities, and provide a suite of ecosystem services. This Coastal & Marine Environments - Physical Processes, Policy and Practice programme at University of Galway examines emerging discourses surrounding the long-term health, use, and management of coastal and marine systems.Through lectures, workshops, ship time, field work, and independent research, MSc students are challenged to:
Develop competencies in principal biogeochemical processes and ocean circulation patterns, including the role of climate, which shape our coasts and marine environments;
Gain experience in methodologies and data collection techniques through field-based research to describe coastal and marine systems as well as document their change over time;
Critically analyse how coastal and marine systems function and are used by communities and economic sectors;
Evaluate plans and policies that address the complex relationships between coastal and marine environments and communities;
Assess how well policies and legislation work to ensure long-term ecosystem sustainability and mitigate negative impacts on coastal communities and economic sectors.
With coastal and marine resources increasingly promoted as being central to revitalising the Irish economy, the coming years will require well-informed and educated leaders who understand the complexities of the interaction between the economy and health of these environments. This should present graduates of this course with opportunities across various fields (coastal and marine science, environment, politics, planning, NGOs, local and regional agencies, research agencies, research laboratories and programmes, etc.). Placement opportunities offer practical work experience that will enhance career prospects.
- Biodiversity and Coastal Change
- Dynamics of Climate Change
- Research Methods and Mapping
- Coastal Processes and Landform
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiodiversity & Conservation Natural Resource Management Marine Studies View 3 other Masters in Natural Resource Management in Ireland
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- Level 8 degree, Second Class Honours or equivalent, with Second Class Honours Grade 1 or equivalent in a relevant field of study. Selection is based on candidates’ academic record at undergraduate level, statement of intent and academic letters of recommendation.
International16540 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16540 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA6850 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6850 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU: €3,460 part-time
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