(MSc) Biodiversity & Land-Use Planning via distance learning
College of Science
School of Natural Sciences
This 24-month course aims to provide participants with crucial skills, knowledge and experience that are needed to pursue successful careers in managing biodiversity resources sustainably while complying with international legislation.
a. To integrate an international perspective to reflect new research findings and current practice in biodiversity and land use planning that can be applied within Ireland and elsewhere.
b. To provide research-led learning opportunities that will develop skills in identifying solutions for real world nature conservation and land use planning conflicts.
c. To develop expertise within local authority, competent authority and public / private sector staff to meet international obligations relating to biodiversity and conservation.
The programme is open to individuals who have obtained a Level 8 primary degree or its equivalent in an appropriate discipline. Students who do not have an academic background but have relevant experience may also apply.
2 years, part-time
Next start date: September 2014
ECTS weighting: 90
Average intake: 15
Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date website.
Applications and selections
Who teaches this course?
Dr Eve Daly PhD
Professor Martin Feely PhD
Dr Mike Gormally PhD
Dr Ronan Hennessy, PhD
Mr Tiernan Henry MSc
Dr Gesche Kindermann PhD
Ms Elaine O’ Riordan MSc
Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington PhD
Find out more
T: +353 91 493 863
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €6,815 p.a.*** 2014/15
- Student levy: €224 p.a. 2014/15
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2014/15
***The 2013/14 fee for the M.Sc. in Biodiversity & Land Use Planning is €6,815 per annum. However, we hope this fee may be reduced to €5,900 per annum in 2014/15 if funding is available. We will not be aware of funding until late July / early August 2014. If you apply for a place, and the fee is not reduced from €6,815 p.a. to €5,900 p.a. and subsequently decide not to proceed with your registration your deposit will be refunded to you.
Martina Moloney student name
County Manager, Galway County Council
"Galway County Council has worked with NUI Galway on the development of this part-time MSc Programme. It is designed to meet an identified training need. Through a blend of applied learning approaches, it will enhance the skills of existing Local Authority staff and help ensure compliance with the requirements of the Habitats Directive in a professional and cost effective manner. It will assist with meeting legal obligations such as Strategic Environmental Assessment, Scoping and Appropriate Assessments."