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Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
College of Science
Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary study which examines the interaction between humans and the environment, with specific reference to the effects of modern technological advances.
Today, the necessity to understand our environment has never been more urgent and the need for environmental scientists to deal with increasingly complex issues is growing. The course provides a thorough grounding in the basic sciences in the first year, followed by the application of this knowledge to current environmental problems in the later years. While studying a broad range of subjects, students are also given the opportunity to specialise in topics of their choice.
Minimum HC3 in two subjects and Passes in four other subjects at H or O Level in the Leaving Certificate including: Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
Next start date: September 2015
Entry points(2014): 405
A Level Grades (2014): AAA or equivalent combination
Average intake: 23
- Introduction to Earth and Ocean Sciences
- Hot Topics in Environmental Science
- Irish Legal Systems
- Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability
- Evolution of the Tree of life
- Fundamentals in Aquatic Plant Science
- Plant Diversity, Physiology & Adaptation
- Ancient Earth Environments
- Introduction to Palaeontology & Evolution
- Ecological Survey Techniques
- Environmental Legislation
- Laboratory Skills in Microbiology I
- Laboratory Skills in Microbiology II
- Microbes and the Environment
- Invertebrate Biology
- Vertebrate Zoology
- Nature Conservation and Habitat Managements
- Field Course with Environmental Skills
- Habitat Management Planning
- Legislation for Environmental Scientists
- Environmental Microbiology
- Marine Microbiology
- Plant Ecology
- Plus four electives from a wide range of modules
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Environmental Science Seminars
- Marine Microbiology and Nutrient Cycling
- Advanced Field Course in Environmental Science
- Anaerobic Microbial Biotechnology & Systems Biology
- Plus two electives from a wide range of modules
BSc (Environmental Science)
"...The four years I spent studying environmental science instilled in me a keen interest in the biological sciences and has given me a deeper appreciation of the natural world around me. The combination of lectures, lab work, and outdoor field trips, I feel has provided me with both the knowledge and enthusiasm I need to succeed in my future career..."