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LC425 Environmental & Geographical Sciences  - BSc
  • Programme Code:
    LC425
    Course Level:
    Level 7
    Department:
    Applied Science
    CAO Points:
    2017 244
    Duration:
    3 Years
    Campus:
    Thurles
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    What is the programme about?

    ​Society today faces significant environmental challenges, from climate change at global level to waste management at local level.  This programme prepares students to work in the environmental management sector and thus help businesses and communities respond actively to the challenges we face.

    During the programme, students develop a good scientific understanding of how the earth’s natural systems work.  This knowledge is then applied to managing natural and human environments.  New approaches to balancing the needs of society and the economy with protection of the environment are investigated.

    The programme includes lots of practical lab work, field work, field trips and computer-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) sessions.  Subjects on professional development are also included – ‘soft’ skills that are much sought after by employers.  A work placement during the summer of third year provides students with a valuable opportunity to gain experience.  And with some luck, your work placement might turn into your first environmental management job!

    Students who successfully complete this three year programme are eligible to progress into the final year of the Honours Bachelor Degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management (LC408)


    Who is the programme suited to?

    ​If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, this may be the programme for you!  Would you like to explore the wonders of environmental science and the great outdoors?  Do the challenges of protecting the environment interest you?  Are you studying subjects such as geography, agricultural science, biology or chemistry at school?  Maybe you already have relevant work experience?  Do you have an active outdoor hobby or interest?


    Top 3 Reasons

    ​1 The programme covers a wide range of environmental topics in a practical and active way and thereby opens up a variety of career opportunities.  You can progress into the final year of the Honours Bachelor Degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management (LC408).

    2 The second year of the programme in particular involves regular field trips and field work.

    3 Current students enjoy the supportive, friendly and positive atmosphere in class and on the Thurles campus.

    Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EnvironmentalCourse.


    Class Contact Hours

    ​Year 1 = 21 hours per week
    Year 2 = 21 hours per week
    Year 3 = 19 hours per week


    Did You Know?

    ​The Thurles and Clonmel campuses of LIT are actively participating in the An Taisce Green-Campus programme.  So there’s plenty of opportunities for students and staff to gain hands-on experience of environmental management in a large organisation. 

    Check out https://www.facebook.com/LITTIPPERARYGREENCAMPUS for news on progress.

     


    Want More?

    ​Click through the tabs at the top of this webpage to learn more about the programme.


 

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