MSc Sustainable Resource Management: Policy and Practice
NUI Galway School of Natural Sciences &
University of Limerick Faculty of Science & Engineering
Duration: 12 months
Schedule: Full time
This novel course is a multidisciplinary approach to environmental sustainability devised by NUI Galway and University of Limerick to respond to the continuing interest among students in an environmental/ resource management taught MSc, and to market demands for graduates with more applied knowledge of the environmental sector. Strongly research led, it is unique in that it combines the expertise of both institutions in relation to sustainability, urban form and function, landscape evaluation and management for conservation in a jointly awarded MSc postgraduate degree.
The 12-month long course comprises new modules taught only at postgraduate level and aims to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and experience that are needed to pursue successful careers in managing environmental resources sustainably. The course will help develop government policy and economic recovery by producing top quality graduates who can contribute to a smart economy and hasten implementation of green technologies. Given the pressure on and competition for limited resources, the course applies an evidence based approach to developing solutions for all system users. Graduates will become technically fluent in selected environmental science theory, policy development, implementation and best practice. Programme objectives include:
a) To integrate an international perspective to reflect new research findings and current practice in sustainable use of resources that can be applied within Ireland and elsewhere.
b) To provide research-led learning opportunities that will develop skills in identifying and evaluating solutions for real world problems.
c) To provide Irish expertise to meet legal obligations.
Graduates from MSc Sustainable Resource Management: Policy and Practice found employment in diverse areas in Ireland, UK, USA, Australia and elsewhere, in areas such as: University researcher; PhD student; industry based environmental management, environmental analyst, environmental consultant, environment, health and safety officer, environmental quality control officer; consultancy based climate change researcher; in non-governmental conservation organisations, in local authorities, in governmental organisations such as the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
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