BSc (with Honors) in Environmental 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
  • Enrollment Rate: From 22,130 / year

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Environmental science is the study of physical, chemical, and biological processes on Earth and of human interactions with these processes. Uses a multidisciplinary perspective to consider approaches to protect, preserve and manage the environment. Environmental science has become more important in recent years due to the need to protect the natural and human environment for present and future generations.

Program description

Graduates of Environmental Science are eligible for any job that requires a bachelor’s degree in a scientific subject, but they are particularly suitable for positions in:

  • Environmental consulting
  • Environment and waste divisions of local authorities.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environmental divisions of chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical, food and other industries
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Government departments related to natural resources, heritage, environment and land use

Positions for environmental scientists typically include:

  • Monitor compliance with environmental regulations
  • Waste management and natural resources
  • Pollution monitoring
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Environmental audit
  • Design environmental management systems
  • Environmental Risk Assessments

Program structure

Environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity conservation, waste and natural resource management, energy production and protection of human health now occupy high on the agenda of all governments, resulting in stricter norms and standards. This, in turn, has created a greater need for knowledgeable and trained environmental scientists.

  • 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 Part 1
  • Physics for Environmental Sciences I
  • Practical ecological skills
  • Fundamentals of Ecology
  • Mathematical Modeling for Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry for Environmental Sciences
  • Practical environmental sciences
  • Environment and Human Health
  • Quaternary Environments and Geomorphology
  • Introduction to Geoinformatics
  • Introductory sedimentology for non-geologists
  • Physics for Environmental Sciences
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Invertebrate diversity
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental sciences in the field
  • Environmental Chemistry and Analysis
  • Environmental science literature review
  • Sustainable use of fresh water
  • Ecology and hydrology of wetland systems
  • Environmental remote sensing
  • Sedimentary environments
  • Environmental physics
  • Biostatistics

Electives

  • Introduction to Ecotoxicology
  • Analytical chemistry
  • The atmospheric environment
  • Coastal and marine geomorphology
  • Advanced geographic information systems
  • Geo hazards and investigation skills
  • Value the Environment
  • Hostile plants and environments
  • Practical invertebrate skills
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Audit and Assessment of Environmental Risks
  • Environmental science research project

Electives

  • Advanced ecotoxicology
  • Landscape management and conservation
  • Biology and Management of Exotic Species
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Advanced analytical chemistry
  • Atmospheric chemistry and air pollution
  • Practical coastal marine science
  • Environmental job placement
  • Variability and climate change
  • Market forces and environment
  • Food production
  • Environmentally protective management of pests and plant pathogens
  • Crop physiology and climate change
  • Biostatistics

* 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.
  • 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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