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Graduate Taught Programmes

Our School offers a full range of taught graduate programmes that are run by world-renowned experts in their fields, and reflect the diverse and exciting research undertaken in SBES.

For more information on any of these programme, please contact Rachael Reenan

All details of Graduate Studies in the College of Science can be found here. The College of Science notice board and FAQ's for Graduate students can be found here.

This programme is suited for students who require flexibility to broaden their understanding of biological and biomolecular science. Several innovative specialisations are available from a carefully chosen range of modules, with guidance provided from expert faculty to tailor a programme that will meet the student's requirements.
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Global change is occurring in complex socio-ecological systems. Understanding the intricate changes in our land, air and water requires advanced knowledge in measurement, modelling and prediction. Responding to these changes requires effective communication of the science in order to underpin innovative policies. This International MSc course running in collaboration with Justus - Liebig University in Germany, is the response to these challenges and will suit skilled science graduates wishing to develop a scientific career in ecosystem research.

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The Masters programme in Applied Environmental Science provides graduates with a thorough knowledge of environmental science and its application in solving environmental problems. It will equip students with skills to develop a career in environmental assessment, evaluating potential change in environmental quality in response to various land-use and other activities and in the development of management and conservation strategies as well as contributing to policy formulation. 
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This new online Masters Programme in environmental sustainability is a flexible, innovative, negotiated learning course that takes on board the training needs of a broad spectrum of end-users by giving you the opportunity to select modules that best align with your training needs and career objectives. Sustainability is generally defined as efforts to meet our present needs without compromising those of future generations. It therefore encompasses not only use of environmental resources but also social and economic goals. 
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In the last decade there has been a rapid development in our understanding of plants and their place in the world. This has been achieved through advances in genomics, cell biology, physiology, ecology and studies on climate change. There is a need to train graduates in advances in plant science to enable them the meet the challenges of the future and to equip them for subsequent studies and research and innovation. 
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Environmental Science is an NFQ level 9 skills conversion programme aimed at students holding a primary degree in a discipline other than Environmental Science or Environmental Biology who would like to obtain a postgraduate qualification in Applied Environmental Science. This course is part of the HEA Human Capital initiative. The course will draw on the teaching and research experience of four schools in UCD (Biology and Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, Geography and Civil Engineering) to provide a wide coverage of environmental topics. Reflecting the core skills required for the environmental services sector, the course will include practical training in fieldwork, laboratory analyses, GIS, digital skills, information sourcing, data analysis, planning, reporting and communication. The course will be a full-time blended learning programme that will take on board the training needs of a broad spectrum of end-users. Students will be expected to complete 75 credits, 15 of which will be in the form of a work placement or a work-based project. This programme will also constitute a pathway to the NFQ level 9 MSc Applied Environmental Science and the NFQ level 9 MSc Environmental Sustainability.
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