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Biodiversity and Land Use Planning (MSc) via blended learning


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National University of Ireland


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Studying Biodiversity and Land Use Planning (MSc) via blended learning at the National University of Ireland

This Master of Science (MSc) course provides you with the crucial skills and knowledge needed to manage biodiversity resources sustainably. The programme’s objectives are:

  • To integrate an international perspective and new research findings into a biodiversity and land use approach
  • To provide research-led opportunities that will help find solutions for conservation and planning conflicts
  • To develop expertise within local authority and public/private sector staff so they can meet international biodiversity and conservation       obligations

 

This part-time course extends over 24 months and runs in two-year cycles continuously from September through to the end of August of the second year. The modular course is devoted to scientific and policy coursework delivered in a blended learning format, comprising a mixture of face-to-face contact in addition to private study combined with online support.

 

Aimed at individuals employed in the conservation, planning and engineering sectors, this course has been re-developed to meet the needs of working graduates who wish to upskill or change careers. Provision of flexible learning opportunities is a key aim of this programme and the course is now open to students wishing to join the programme at any time during the academic year. To do this, prospective students register and pay for individual modules in a ‘select and pay-as-you-go’ fashion. Credits for modules taken may be accumulated over a period of up to six years.

 

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Biodiversity and Land Use Planning (MSc) via blended learning: Course Outline

This part-time course extends over 24 months and runs in two-year cycles continuously from September through to the end of August of the second year. The modular course is devoted to scientific and policy coursework delivered in a blended learning format, comprising a mixture of face-to-face contact (approximately 12–15 hours per module) in addition to private study combined with online support. Students are expected to carry out both individual and group projects and to prepare written reports and oral presentations on relevant subjects.

 

The programme has been jointly developed with Galway County Council. It is designed to enhance the skills of local authorityand private consultancy staff and to help to ensure compliance with the Habitats Directive’s requirements. The programme assists in meeting such legal obligations as Strategic Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessments, and Appropriate Assessments.

 

Curriculum Information
Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

 

 


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Biodiversity and Land Use Planning (MSc) via blended learning: Career Opportunities

Our obligations to protect the environment under EU legislation mean that this course will play a pivotal role for those currently working in or who wish to enter the planning or engineering professions in local government or as private consultants. Graduates of this course will ensure that governments, local authorities and private consultancies will help implement sustainable policies that contribute to economic recovery while managing limited biodiversity resources.

 


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Biodiversity and Land Use Planning (MSc) via blended learning: Entry Requirements

The programme is open to individuals who have a Level 8 primary degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. Applicants who do not have an academic background but have relevant experience may also apply.


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Institution

National University of Ireland


Location: National University of Ireland Galway University Road 1
H91 TK33 Galway
Irland
West Region
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Galway

Field of study

Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

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Application deadline

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Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 7450 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 20750 / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Galway

Field of study

Agriculture & Environmental Sciences

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Part-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 7450 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 20750 / year

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