Course Overview

A human biogeochemical footprint is becoming so large that the future life and sustainability of our planet will be determined by societal choices in addition to natural variability. NUI Galway, with the Centre for Climate & Air Pollution Studies and the Earth & Ocean Sciences, is at the forefront of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary climate research that is instrumental in addressing these pressing societal challenges and, with all of us facing the consequences of climate change, the research is more relevant today than ever before.

The new Structured Masters course bridges the boundaries between ocean and atmosphere and provides graduates with a broad understanding of how this coupled system works, affects and is affected by climate and human activities. It combines both taught and research elements and is designed for students who want to develop careers in this vibrant, global and multidisciplinary area.

The research aspect is developed in collaboration with the global and multidisciplinary Future Earth research project Surface Ocean—Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS). SOLAS provides international science coordination and capacity building in quantitative understanding of the key interactions and feedbacks between the ocean, atmosphere, and climate. SOLAS is the only organisation in place to facilitate this integrated research, across disciplinary and national boundaries.

Integral to the Structured Masters programme is a seven-month research placement in a world-leading partner organisation under the SOLAS program to work with renowned scientists in the respective areas. Owing to our long-lasting relationship with major stakeholders, these placements offer students an opportunity to develop the necessary skills to continue with PhD studies or work in marine renewable energy and other marine/atmosphere related industry settings.

Programmes Available

Structured Masters.

Associated Research Group

https://www.solas-int.org/

The global and multidisciplinary Future Earth research project Surface Ocean—Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) provides international science coordination and capacity building in quantitative understanding of the key interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere, and of how this coupled system affects and is affected by climate and global change.  SOLAS is the only organisation in place to facilitate this integrated research, across disciplinary and national boundaries.

 

Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

NQAI Level 8 honours degree or equivalent to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Integral to the programme is a seven-month research placement in a world-leading partner organisation under the international SOLAS program to work with renowned scientists in the respective areas. Owing to our long-lasting relationship with major stakeholders, these placements offer students an opportunity to develop the necessary skills to continue with PhD studies or work in marine renewable energy and other marine/atmosphere related industry settings.

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Research Areas

Ocean, atmosphere and climate area encompasses a wide range of marine, atmospheric physics/chemistry, physical/biological/chemical oceanography, climate research, focusing on inter and multidisciplinary aspects. 

Researcher Profiles

To be advised.

Course Fees

Contact Us

Jurgita Ovadnevaite,
School of Physics, National University of Ireland Galway
Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies, Ryan Institute
University Road, Galway
H91 CF50
Ireland
E: jurgita.ovadnevaite@nuigalway.ie

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