Geology - Applied Environmental Geology

University College Cork


Course Name Geology - Applied Environmental Geology
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKR53 CKR54
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 Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 7 September 2020
Application Date

Expand+Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one s...

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Duration CKR53: 1 year Full-time
CKR54: 2 Years Part-time

Course Practicalities
The course is made up of 137 hours of lectures, 84 hours of practicals, 55 hours of seminars and 20 days in the field. In addition, the students spend 5 months investigating their industry based research topic.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Candidates must hold at least a Second Class Honours, Grade II, NFQ Level 8 degree or equivalent in a Geological/Earth Sciences/Civil Engineering/Environmental Sciences area or a related relevant degree or have reached an equivalent standard through ...


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The programme is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of academic staff at UCC with extensive expertise which covers all aspects of applied environmental geoscience:
Professor Andrew Wheeler, Marine Geology/Sedimentology

Course Content

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Comprehensive training in the theory and practice of environmental geoscience that equips graduates for careers in scientific, engineering and environmental consultancies, natural resources and mining industries, regulatory agencies a...

Subjects Taught

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• EV6011
Principles of Environmental Assessment and Monitoring (10 credits)

Aim of Module
To introduce the principles and step by step procedures for designing a water quality monitoring programme for freshwater bodies.


Assessment Method The course employs continuous assessment, practical reports, essays, seminars, field reports and in-class tests as the main assessment methods along with the production of the final dissertation.
Careers or Further Progression

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MSc-qualified environmental geoscience graduates are in high demand for technical roles in both the public and private sector at home in Ireland and across the world. In the first year of the programme, over 90% of our participants ...

Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Dr Pat Meere
+353 21 490 4576
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