Bachelor of Science 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. You will be studying an exciting mix of subjects including Marine Biology, studies of rivers and lakes, ecology and zoology.
Year one involves the study of a range of Science modules and year two focuses on Biology - the science of life. Biologists explore and learn how organisms are constructed and how they function. This involves the study of reproduction, growth and development and how organisms capture and use raw materials and energy. Year three covers areas such as fisheries, pollution control, the environment and aquatic biology where the main activity entails the monitoring of the aquatic environment.
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 can progress onto year four of the BSc (Honours) degree in Freshwater and Marine Biology at GMIT (subject to availability of places) or to other relevant honours degree programmes at other Institutes of Technology and universities in Ireland and the UK
Employment opportunities for graduates exist in environmental protection, aquaculture, education and industry. Opportunities in environmental management and protection are increasing dramatically with the implementation of EU environmental directives and the current awareness of ‘green’ issues