This Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology (Hons) programme from the Atlantic Technological University focuses on Freshwater and Marine Ecology. The sustainable development of renewable resources in the face of the rapidly expanding population and developing economy is a consistent theme throughout the programme. Graduates learn about the relevant ecological processes and gain an understanding of how they should be managed in a responsible and beneficial manner and the legal framework which seeks to protect them from undue exploitation.
Members of the Biology staff are actively engaged in research projects and act as consultants to a variety of academic, scientific and industrial bodies. There is also a large postgraduate group where students are engaged on MSc and PhD degree programmes.
Note: There is no need to have studied Biology for the Leaving Certificate, as the fundamentals of all Science subjects are delivered in year one.
Graduates from this programme would be equipped to play professional and managerial roles in positions related to Freshwater and Marine Biology. These include:
Marine Research Manager
Environmental Offices, Regional Fisheries Board or County Council
Marine Fisheries Development Officer
Fisheries Officer, Regional Fisheries Board
Aquaculture Development Officer
Marine Biology Research
Freshwater Farm Manager
Marine Farm Manager
Fish Disease Research Scientist
- Ecological Techniques
- Ecology of Aquatic Environments
- Aquatic resource monitoring and assessment
- Identification Skills for Biologists
- Aquatic Animal Behaviour
- Limnology and Oceanography
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesBiology Hydrology & Water Management Marine Engineering View 7 other Bachelors in Marine Engineering in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is a Grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics, two of which must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher.
International6950 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6950 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA819 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 819 EUR per year during 48 months.
Student Contribution: €3,000/year
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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