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 Environmental Leadership course sets out to equip you with the ability to contribute to regional, national and international sustainable development.
This 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. Cross-sector skills are of growing importance all over Europe and are considered to be relevant to occupations across several economic sectors.
The MSc in Environmental Leadership provides training in governance, management and communication, relevant to the environmental, marine and energy sectors, and will provide you with the competences to obtain employment in research, policy development or management.
The course structure is based on a 90 ECTS model, with 60 ECTS coming from taught modules, 45 credits of these are from core modules and 15 credits come from optional modules. A research project in Semester 3 accounts for the remaining 30 ECTS.
Core modules include: Natural Resource Governance, Environmental Problems & Solutions, Project Management, and Communicating Science & Research.
Optional modules include: Environment & Human Health, Marine Spatial Planning & Policy and Climate Change.
The target audience for this course include graduates with a degree in science, geography, engineering and the social sciences who wish to progress into managerial, advisory and decision-making roles. The course will be relevant to graduates from NUI Galway, other national or international institutions and those with relevant work experience who wish to advance further in their field.
The course will produce well-rounded, motivated, mobile and dynamic problem-solvers and leaders who can work in any area related to environment, marine and energy. The subject knowledge, transferable skills and thesis elements of the course are designed to provide you with the opportunity to carry out further research, work in the public or private sector, or create your own employment.
Graduates will acquire transversal and multidisciplinary skills in governance, communication and management, enabling them to take on roles within an industrial setting, or within a regulatory body or private consultancy firm. Careers such as project managers, consultants and advisors exist within public and private sectors in Ireland and elsewhere. In addition, the course will provide opportunities for some students to move into PhD programmes or other research roles.
“A one year MSc degree that focuses on how animal behaviour can be applied to wildlife conservation. You will study the behaviour of a wide range of species from marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats.”
The course consists of six taught modules (5 ECTS each) and a major research thesis (60 ECTS). The taught modules are: Studies in Conservation Behaviour; Data Analysis using R and RStudio; Residential Field Course; Applied Geographic Information Systems; Animal Behaviour: Recording and Analysis; Acoustic Monitoring as a Marine Conservation Tool.
Teaching by research-active staff working in the field of Conservation Behaviour, with particular interests in aquatic species.
A residential field course on an island off the west coast of Ireland, where the behaviour of a number of species will be studied in a natural setting.
A major research thesis on a real conservation problem, in collaboration with a supervisor from GMIT and a supervisor from an external organisation.
Graduates will be well prepared for careers in wildlife conservation and management, or may continue to PhD research. Potential employers include: Ecological Consultancies, Non-Governmental Organisations and Charities, Research Institutes and Government Agencies.
We are currently accepting applications through the post. To request an application form, please contact Dr Martin Gammell at: [email protected]
For any queries about the application process please contact the Admissions Office at +353 (0)91 742305, or at [email protected]