MSc in Conservation BehaviourOne year taught MSc degree that focuses on how animal behaviour can be applied to wildlife conservation
Discipline: Life and Physical Sciences
Location: Galway - Dublin Road
NFQ Level: 9
Programme Duration: One year
Mode of Study: Full time
Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT
Entry Requirements: See "Essential Information" below
This one year MSc degree 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.
- 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.
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
Graduates will be well prepared for careers in wildlife conservation and management, or may continue to PhD research.
Potential employers may include:
- Ecological Consultancies
- Non-Governmental Organisations and Charities
- Research Institutes
- Government Agencies
Level: 90 ECTS taught MSc, Level 9
Duration: 1 year, starts September
The minimum requirement is a 2.2 in a cognate Honours Degree, e.g. Animal Behaviour, Conservation Biology, Zoology, Ecology, Environmental Science, etc.
Non EU, non-native English speakers, must have a score of 6.0 in IELTS or equivalent.
Approx. €6,000 (EU) and €12,000 (non-EU).
For current information on fees see http://www.gmit.ie/fees-and-grants.
Applicants may be eligible for a SUSI grant (see SUSI website).
How to Apply
We are currently accepting applications by post.
To request an application form, please contact Dr Martin Gammell at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For any queries about the application process please contact:
Admissions Office at +353 (0)91 742305, or at email@example.com
For any queries about the course please contact the course coordinators:
Dr Martin Gammell, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Joanne O’Brien, email: email@example.com