Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology
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.
Explore the Blue Planet: Use the Marine Institute’s exploration ship ‘Celtic Voyager’ to explore the oceans. Complete numerous field trips including learning life saving techniques in Co. Donegal, reviewing environmental management principles in the Burren, and discussing animal care at Fota Island.
This programme 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.
Galway City, Dublin Road
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Why Study this course?
Members of the Biology staff are actively engaged in research projects and act as consultants to a variety of academic, scientific and industrial bodies
Graduates will be equipped to play professional and managerial roles in positions related to Freshwater and Marine Biology
Students undertake a 10 week work placement in year 3