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Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology (Hons)

48 months
2487 EUR/year
954 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In this Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology (Hons) programme at the Atlantic Technological University you will study a range of modules from Marine Biology research at home and abroad (e.g. Spain or Portugal) to Environmental Management and Biodiversity / Conservation.


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.

Job Opportunities

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

  • College Lecturer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ecological Techniques
  • Ecology of Aquatic Environments
  • Aquatic resource monitoring and assessment
  • Identification Skills for Biologists
  • Aquatic Animal Behaviour
  • Limnology and Oceanography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2487 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9950 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    954 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3819 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.

Student Contribution: €3,000/year

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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