BSc (with Honors) in Earth Science

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September – October

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From 22,130 € / year

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Earth Science investigates the functioning, development, and use of the Earth’s physical environment and involves the study of its atmosphere and oceans, its surface processes, and its crust and interior. It also involves the study of the Earth’s natural and physical resources and incorporates interdisciplinary themes from the traditional disciplines of geography, geology, geophysics, oceanography, and biological sciences.

Program description

The course focuses on applying knowledge of these disciplines to understand and solve problems. The growth of the subject has responded to the changing demands of the industry and the practical needs of interdisciplinary scientific research, along with the needs that arise from a greater community awareness of the Earth, environmental stresses and patterns of change. </ span>

Earth scientists are involved in a variety of environmentally-based careers that draw on their extensive laboratory and computer skills and experience.

Career options

Las carreras típicas de los graduados en Ciencias de la Tierra incluyen:

  • exploración de minerales y agua
  • geológico
  • topografía geofísica y terrestre
  • servicios geotécnicos
  • conservación de recursos naturales
  • cartografía
  • gestión y planificación
  • oceanografía y ciencias marinas

Muchas habilidades transferibles también se fomentan a través de diferentes enfoques de aprendizaje, incluido el pensamiento crítico, la resolución de problemas, la redacción de informes, las presentaciones orales, el análisis estadístico, la investigación independiente y la gestión del tiempo.

Program structure

  • Cells, biomolecules, genetics and evolution
  • Physiology and structure of plants and animals
  • Habitats and Ecosystems
  • Introduction to Chemistry for Environmental Scientists
  • Applied Earth Systems
  • Environment
  • Introduction to physical geography
  • Introduction to geology
  • Geological evolution of Ireland
  • Calculus for Science I
  • Physics for Environmental Sciences I
  • Field training
  • Quaternary Environments and Geomorphology
  • The atmospheric environment
  • Biogeography
  • Geographical research methods
  • Crystallography
  • Optics and Mineralogy
  • Sedimentological processes and sedimentary petrology
  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology
  • Structural geology
  • Fossils as living organisms
  • Geohazards and investigation skills


  • Environment and Human Health
  • Environmental archeology
  • Calculus for science
  • Ecological plant physiology
  • Fluids
  • Physics for Environmental Sciences
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Introductory Python programming
  • Field training
  • Earth science literature review
  • Geoinformatics
  • Geographies of Environment and Sustainability
  • Coastal and marine geomorphology
  • Variability and climate change
  • Environmental economic geography
  • Applied Structural Geology
  • Sedimentary environments
  • Micropaleontology and Palynology
  • Interpretation of geological maps


  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Environmental Archeology
  • Heritage management and archeology
  • Introduction to Energy Engineering
  • Human remains for archaeologists
  • Archaeopalynology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Value the environment
  • Research project
  • Advanced geographic information systems
  • Environmental remote sensing
  • Applied geophysics
  • Variability and climate change


  • Practical coastal marine science
  • Earth Science Job Placement
  • Petroleum geology and basin analysis
  • Regional and local planning issues and policies
  • Food geography
  • Geohazards and investigation skills
  • Advanced field geoscience techniques
  • Exceptional glimpses of ancient life
  • Stratigraphy
  • Interpretation of geological maps
  • Geography as human ecology

* The availability of the module may change from year to year

Admission requirements

  • As a general requirement, a Bachelor’s Degree / High School Diploma / General Baccalaureate / Professional Degree in a university is required recognized. The following are considered Laboratory Science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Sciences.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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