Freshwater - Quality Monitoring & Assessment

University College Cork


Course Name Freshwater - Quality Monitoring & Assessment
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code MSCFQM
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 13 September 2021
Application Date

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Duration Minimum of 36 months; maximum of 48 months
Course Fee The EU fee for this course is €8,270 (Year 1 PG Diploma €2,380; Year 2 PG Diploma €2,380; Year 3 Masters €3,510) .

The Non-EU fee for this course is €15,760 (Year 1 €4,500, Year 2 €4,500, Year 3 €6,760) GEMS Sponsored (UN) Students €1,750 (Year 1 €500, Year 2 €500, Year 3 €750).
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Candidates must have a BSc in Environmental Science or cognate discipline with a minimum grade of a Second Class Honours Grade II (NFQ, Level 8).
The number of places is limited and selection will be made on the basis of the candidate’s performan...


Expand+Course Practicalities
This course is flexible and completed on a part-time basis to suit the needs of the students. Teaching will be online with the exception of a field module that will run in Year 2 of the course. Each 10 credit module will requir...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
The Masters in Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment focuses on all aspects of water quality monitoring including; monitoring programme design, quality assurance, data handling, monitoring and assessment of rivers, lakes and ground...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1: Core Modules (30 credits)

Monitoring Programme Design for Freshwater Bodies;
Quality Assurance in Water Quality Monitoring Programmes;
Data Handling and Presentation for Water Quality Monitoring Programmes.
Year 2: Specialised Modules (...

Assessment Method Assessment
There is one major assessment at the end of each module in the form of a project report, written review, or exercises associated with data analysis and presentation. Assessment will also take the form of moderated participation in a discussion board, online quizzes, tests and MCQs throughout each module.
Further Enquiries Dr Lucia Hermida Gonzalez
+353 (0)21 4205275

UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre Administration
+353 21 4205276
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