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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
Research & Innovation
Research & Innovation
NUI Galway’s vibrant research community take on some of the most pressing challenges of our times.
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Science of Sustainability
Postgraduate Programmes in the Science of Sustainability
Graduates of our sustainability courses are extremely well positioned for positions in research, policy, enterprise, business, administration and other activities across a wide range of public and private sector institutions internationally.
|Course Name||Cao Code||College/school||Key Words|
|AgriFood Sustainability & Technology (MSc)||College of Science and Engineering||Agriculture, Food, AgriFood, Sustainability, Resilience, AgTech, Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Global, Local|
|Biodiversity & Land-Use Planning (MSc) via blended learning||College of Science and Engineering||biodiversiy, land-use, planning|
|Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MSc)||College of Science and Engineering||Climate change, agriculture, food security, food, postgraduate, study, university, Climate change, food security, agriculture, food, resilience, masters, adaptation, mitigation, postgraduate, study, university, global, local, SDG|
|Environmental Leadership (MSc)||College of Science and Engineering||environmental, leadership, nuigalway, scholarship, susi, environment, planning, science, geography, social science, masters, taught, postgraduate,|
|Marine and Freshwater Resources: Management (MSc)||College of Science and Engineering||Water, Marine, Freshwater, Environment, Groundwater, Drinking Water, Pollution, Natural Resources, Environmental Chemistry, Ecology, Oceanography, Anthropocene, Biology, Aquaculture, Hydrogeology, Environmental Legislation, Environmental Geology, Bioresources, Aquatic Science, Marine and Freshwater Protection, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Management, Environmental Policy, UN Sustainable Development Goals, Ocean Literacy, Environmental Geochemistry, Ecological and Human Risks, Marine and Freshwater Acidification, Water Quality, Biomonitoring, Bioavailability, Global Change, Data analysis, Earth Observation, Ecosystem Science, Invasive Species, Biodiversity, Project Management, Geospatial Analysis, Remote Sensing, Human Health.|
|Sustainable Environments (MSc)||College of Science and Engineering||Environmental sustainability, ecology, mitigation, science, environment and human health, ecological assessment, fieldwork, ecological resilience, urban, rural, built and natural environments, environmental quality, water quality, sustainable land-use, environmental consultancy, policy development, Energy in buildings, Renewable energy economics and policy, biodiversity, nature conservation, legislation, environmental policy and practice, environmental problems and solutions, environmental legislation, sustainable practices, environmental science, ecological engineering, ecosystems, ecosystem services, natural capital, nature, natural, habitat, field studies, landscape evaluation, heritage, behavioral change, ecoliteracy, flora, fauna, innovation, protection, agriculture, agri-environment|
|Sustainable Resource Management: Policy and Practice, inter-institutional programme (MSc)||College of Science and Engineering||sustainability, urban, landscape, impact, energy flow, environmental management, sustainable, policy and practice, ecology, ecological habitat, nature conservation, conservation legislation, biodiversity, wildlife, planning, resources|
|AgriBiosciences (Structured Masters)—full-time and part-time||1MBS1 (full-time); 1MBS2 (part-time).||College of Science and Engineering||biology, biosciences, agribiosciences, agriculture, plant science, crop, livestock, molecular biology, food security, breeding, biotechnology, systems biology, agronomy, climate change, rural economics, soil science, plant genetics, animal genetics, bioinformatics, research, impact pathway, structured PhD, communications, Ireland, Irish agriculture, greenhouse gases, 1MBS1, 1MBS2|
|Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate (Structured Masters)||1OAC1||College of Science and Engineering||Ocean, Atmosphere, Climate, Sustainability, SOLAS, Atmospheric Physics, Earth and Ocean studies, Oceanography, Atmospheric science, Physical oceanography, Atmospheric chemistry, Air/sea gas exchange, Aerosols, Ocean- atmosphere- climate interactions, Feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere, Feedbacks between ocean-atmosphere coupled system and climate|
What Our Students Say
Moya O'Donnell | MSc Marine and Freshwater Resources: Management
I have always had a great interest in the aquatic environment and how our interactions may have an impact on the health of its diverse ecosystems. This particular Masters course provides a unique opportunity to study such interactions and their impacts across multiple disciplines for both freshwater and marine environments. It also provides excellent practical experience both in the field and laboratory, which is hugely beneficial in developing key transferable skills for the workplace. I would highly recommend this Masters course for anyone who is interested in improving their understanding of the processes and interactions which help shape the aquatic environment and how they are impacted by human influences.
Grainne Griffin | MSC ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP GRADUATE
From key skills of communication, problem-solving and management, this course is delivered by excellent lecturers and researchers respected in their roles of expertise, providing their students with the education and guidance to progress into a vast range of careers in environmental sectors. I have gained invaluable knowledge and experience that has provided me with the clarity of how to address climate and environmental changes. I have learned about the value of nature and the importance of effectively and appropriately communicating research findings with individuals and communities of society, governments and international bodies; our changing world requires this inclusive collaboration from all nations for guidance on a path of global sustainability. I would highly recommend this Masters course for anyone who is interested in improving their understanding of the processes and interactions which help shape the aquatic environment and how they are impacted by human influences.