BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science (add-on)

Course Summary:

This course comprises the fourth year of the Level 8 BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science. Applicants should have achieved a relevant level 7 degree such as the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Protection at IT Sligo.

The Level 8 BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science deals mainly with management issues in relation to environmental protection and pollution control, habitat conservation, recycling, energy and sustainability and includes a combination of field trips, laboratory work, site visits, project work, presentations, lectures and work placement.

An important element of the final year is to undertake an individually-supervised research project in an area of interest to the student that is of environmental significance.

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Environmental Science Honours Degree Addon

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2018 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

Candidates with a cognate level 7 degree, such as the BSc (level 7) in Environmental Protection, are eligible to apply.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this course find employment as Environmental Officers in the environment and waste divisions of local authorities, industry (food and beverage, chemical/pharmaceutical, energy production, minerals and metal, agriculture, wood processing, etc.), environmental consultancy companies or in government bodies such as the EPA, IFI, etc. As an environmental scientist,
you may be engaged in the implementation of EU and Irish legislation, environment protection and ecological conservation, the management of pollution control facilities, and soil, water and air quality measurement.

Career opportunities for graduates have increased significantly since the establishment of the EPA and the introduction of Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC)/ Waste Licensing and environmental management systems such as ISO 14000 and EMAS.

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Who do I contact?

Contact Number: 071-9318510