Taught course

Sustainable Resource Management: Policy and Practice

National University of Ireland Galway · College of Science

Entry requirements

At least a Second Class Honours primary degree (Level 8 National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in an appropriate discipline, or a professional or other equivalent qualification recognised by both the University of Limerick and NUI Galway. Appropriate disciplines include Environmental Sciences/Engineering or Geography/Biological Sciences/ Ecology and Earth Sciences. Mature students with relevant experience are most welcome to apply. A strong personal statement demonstrating interest in the course is also essential as this will be considered as part of the application. Applicants may be required to attend for interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This novel course is a multidisciplinary approach to environmental sustainability devised by NUIG and UL 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 urban form and function and 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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Caitriona Carlin
+353 (0) 91 493 863