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MSc Environmental Leadership

University of Galway    Ryan Institute

Full time September MSc 1 year

About the course


The MSc in Environmental Leadership will equip you with an advanced level of knowledge and problem-solving, management and communication skills in key areas relevant to the environment, marine and energy sectors. It will provide you with a capacity and capability for environmental leadership relevant to your career trajectory. The course has a focus on cross-sector skills and competences that can be transferred from one topic/occupational area to another, so enabling national and international occupational mobility for its graduates.

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Entry Requirements

The programme is open to individuals who have at least a second class honours primary degree (2.1, Level 8 - National Framework of Qualifications of Ireland) in an appropriate discipline. Relevant disciplines include science, marine science, engineering, environmental science, geography, social science, engineering, economics or other related disciplines.
Applicants who do not have an academic background but have relevant experience may be required to attend an interview.
Selection is based on candidate’s academic record at undergraduate level, statement of intent and academic letters of recommendation.


EU: €7,450
Non EU: €20,750

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Student Profile(s)

Grainne Griffin

This MSc provided me with a well-rounded opportunity to participate in modules and projects relevant to our changing natural world, addressing environmental concerns such as rising sea levels and pollution. 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.


Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships will be awarded tohigh calibre students from non-EU/EEA countries to study full-time in Ireland for a period of one year. The following are the terms and conditions that wil lapply:
➢The HEA will award a scholarship fund to the student (through the HEI that the student is attending) amounting to €10,000 for one study year.
This fund is directed at covering student costs and living expenses.
The scholarship is for one year of a research programme masters degree.
Full details: https://eurireland.ie/2021/02/08/government-of-ireland-international-education-scholarships-2021/

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The scheme is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA),on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. Following a competitive process based on an annual call for proposals from individual applicants, the HEA will approve a defined number of scholarships under the scheme to successful applicants.

Application Procedure

The HEA will seek to ensure that, overall, there is gender-balance in the cohort of students to whom scholarships are awarded.
Due to the very large number of applications it will not be possible to give feedback to unsuccessful candidates.
Applications are welcome from under-represented cohorts.
Successful Scholars are to commence studies in September/October 2021.
Applicants are expected to have a conditional or final offer of admission to the HEI at th etime of application and will be required to submit a copy of same. Should an applicant be in receipt of more than one offer, separate applications may be submitted for each course offer.Final offers will be subject to admission to the relevant HEI. Applicants should make enquiries directly to the relevant institution prior to submission of an application to the HEA.

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The programme provides outstanding students with the opportunity to direct their own research at the early-career stage, working with a supervisor, in their chosen area of interest. Pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or those introducing creative, innovative approaches are welcomed. Proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged as it is recognised that advancing fundamental understanding is achieved by integrating information, techniques, tools and perspectives from two or more disciplines.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Stipend €16,000 per annum, a contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 , eligible direct research expenses of €2,250


The programme provides outstanding scholarswith the opportunity to direct their own research projectat the early-career stage, working with a supervisor, in their chosen area of interest.

Application Procedure

Potential applicants should read the 2021 Terms and Conditions carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply. Indicative versions of the applicant, supervisor and referee forms are provided for information purposes only. All participants must create and submit their forms via the online system.

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A Scholarship is tenable only at National University of Ireland, Galway in respect of the programme for which it is offered. It may not be transferred to any other programme. The Scholarship is only available in the year in which it is offered. It may not be deferred.
Condition of Award
To register as a student of the University on the programme in respect of which the Scholarship is being awarded, by the due registration date. Failure to complete the registration requirement by the due date will render the student ineligible for the award without further notice. The individual in receipt of the Scholarship must be attending the programme on a fulltime basis. If the holder withdraws from the programme for which she/he has registered or fails to continue throughout the session to meet the attendance and other requirements of the programme, she/he will forfeit the Scholarship and will be required to repay to the University the whole or any part of the Scholarship as may be decided.

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Value of Scholarship(s)

The total value of the Scholarship will be €1,500 per student.


In order to be eligible for the award of a scholarship, students must:
• Have submitted a valid online scholarship application form by the deadline;
• Be registered in Year 1 of a Fulltime Taught Masters programme for the academic year subsequent to the scholarship application (repeat students are not eligible to apply);
• Have attained a first class honours (or equivalent) in a Level 8 primary degree

Application Procedure

Applications must be made using the online application form.
Applications must be submitted by the 16th August. Applications received after this date will not be
Applicants are required to have received and accepted an offer on a Fulltime Taught Postgraduate Masters programme prior to completing the online application form and must also submit evidence of eligibility (i.e. final transcript of primary degree) in accordance with the eligibility criteria of this Scheme by submitting certified copies of the relevant documents via their Postgraduate Application portal. This evidence of eligibility must be received no later than one month after the closing date of applications.
Procedures for Selection of Scholarship Students
The Scholarship will be administered by the Admissions Office, NUI Galway.
The Admissions Office will review applications and will verify submitted documentary evidence provided, during the summer months. Once the applicant is notified of her/his eligibility, they will then be required to complete the registration requirements of the University by the due date.

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