Qualification : MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE
Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)
CAO/PAC code : MHN57
CAO Points :
Closing Date : 30 June 2023
The MSc in Climate Change at Maynooth University is offered to provide Graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to enable them to undertake analysis of both global and Irish related climate change science, impacts and policies.
The course provides a well-integrated and encompassing programme of taught modules such as, The Ocean and Climate Change, Detection, Attribution and Decision making, Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation which reflect the major themes of climate change, together with essential technical training in modelling and analysis and are designed to nurture independent and critical thinking on climate change issues.
Students gain applied knowledge working with industry stakeholders on proposed dissertation topics on real world problems. This ensures that societally relevant research topics meet stakeholder needs and that students develop links with potential employers.
Why do this course at Maynooth University?
* The Maynooth University MSc Climate Change is the leading national and a leading international postgraduate course on climate change.
* Staff are internationally recognised experts and leaders in their field.
* Students are provided with their own dedicated computer lab, equipped with all software (Geographical Information Systems, Statistical Downscaling, Hydrological Models etc.)
The basic entry requirement is a degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours, Grade One (2.1) in any of the following subjects or cognate disciplines: Geography, Physics, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Engineering, Mathematics. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850
The course provides a well-integrated and encompassing programme of taught modules that reflect the major themes of climate change, together with essential technical training in modelling and analysis and are designed to nurture independent and critical thinking on climate change issues. The course is delivered using a variety of techniques from traditional lectures, seminars, and workshops with the emphasis firmly placed on integrating cutting edge research into the delivery of the MSc.
Students will take modules available as part of the full time MSc Climate Change but split over the course of two years. In the first year emphasis is placed on completing taught credits with the emphasis in year 2 moving to the thesis.
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.