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Academic Courses

Academic courses in the areas of Climate, Environment, Energy, Transport Planning and Sustainability


Please see below a range of 3rd level courses that relate to climate action.  This list was compiled by the Climate Action Regional Offices (CAROs) in conjunction with 3rd level institutions and aims to inform Local Authority staff of relevant courses should they be considering further study. This list is up to date as of July 2022 and will be updated on a regular basis.  The list is not exhaustive - if you wish to provide information to this list please submit details to caro@dublincity.ie. For more information on the courses listed please contact the institution directly.

Qualification, Name of Course Institution Duration of course Course Contact Part-time option available? Further information
Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc.  in Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment Atlantic Technological University, Galway 1 year full time Mark Kelly
Mark.kelly@gmit.ie
 
no https://www.gmit.ie/civil-engineering/postgraduate-diploma-circular-economy-leadership-built-environment-springboard
 
MSc.  Conservation Behavior Atlantic Technological University, Galway 1 year full time Martin Gammell,
Martin.gammell@gmit.ie
 
no https://www.gmit.ie/natural-sciences/msc-conservation-behaviour
 
BSc. Environmental Science with Ecology Atlantic Technological University, Sligo 3 years full time Admissions officer
admissions@itsligo.ie
 
no https://www.itsligo.ie/courses/bachelor-of-science-in-environmental-science-with-ecology/
BSc. Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology Atlantic Technological University, Sligo 3 years full time Admissions officer
admissions@itsligo.ie
no https://www.itsligo.ie/courses/bsc-advanced-wood-and-sustainable-building-technology/
BSc. Environmental Management (Online) Atlantic Technological University, Sligo 2 years full time Admissions officer
admissions@itsligo.ie
 
no https://www.itsligo.ie/courses/bsc-in-environmental-management/
 
BSc. Environmental Science Atlantic Technological University, Sligo 4 years full time Admissions officer
admissions@itsligo.ie
 
no https://www.itsligo.ie/courses/bsc-hons-in-environmental-science/
 
MSc. Environmental Protection (Online) Atlantic Technological University, Sligo 1 Year PG Diploma / 2 years MSc. Admissions officer
admissions@itsligo.ie
no https://www.itsligo.ie/courses/postgraduate-diploma-in-environmental-protection/
Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy Systems Dublin City University 1 year full time James Carton
james.carton@dcu.ie
 
yes https://springboardcourses.ie/details/10000
M.Eng.  Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering ( Sustainable Systems and Energy) Dublin City University 1 year full time Tamas Szecsi
Tamas.Szecsi@dcu.ie
 
yes https://www.dcu.ie/courses/Postgraduate/mechanical_engineering/MEng-Mechanical-and-Manufacturing-Engineering.shtml
 
MSc.  Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society Dublin City University 1 year full time/2 years part time
 
Diarmuid Torney
diarmuid.torney@dcu.ie
 
yes https://www.dcu.ie/courses/Postgraduate/law_and_government/MSc-Climate-Change-Policy-Media-and-Society.shtml#tab1
MSc.  Renewable Energy Systems Dundalk Institute of Technology 1 year full time Fergal O'Rourke  fergal.orourke@dkit.ie
 
no https://www.dkit.ie/courses/school-of-engineering/electronic-and-mechanical-engineering/msc-in-renewable-energy-systems.html
 
BEng. Environmental Engineering Munster Technological University 3 years full time David Cadogan
david.cadogan@cit.ie
 
no https://www.cit.ie/course/MT761
BEng. Sustainable Energy Engineering Munster Technological University 4 years full time Maria Cullinane
maria.cullinane@mtu.ie
no https://www.cit.ie/course/MT837
 
BSc. Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology Munster Technological University 4 years full time Eamonn Butler
eamonn.butler@cit.ie
 
no https://www.cit.ie/course/MT878
BSc. Transport Management Munster Technological University 4 years full time Clive Atkinson
clive.atkinson@cit.ie
 
no https://www.cit.ie/course/CRTTMGT8
 
BSc. Earth and Ocean Sciences National University of Ireland, Galway 4 years full time Peter Croot
peter.croot@nuigalway.ie
no http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/undergraduate-courses/earth-and-ocean-sciences.html
 
BSc. Geography and Geosystems National University of Ireland, Galway 4 years full time Gordon Bromley
gordon.bromley@nuigalway.ie
 
no http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/undergraduate-courses/geography-and-geosystems.html
 
MA Environment, Society and Development National University of Ireland, Galway 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time John Morrissey
john.morrissey@nuigalway.ie
yes             http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/geography-environment-society-development.html
 
MSc. Global Environmental Economics National University of Ireland, Galway 1 year full time/2 years part time Thomas McDermott
thomas.mcdermott@nuigalway.ie
 
yes https://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/global-environmental-economics.html#course_keyfacts
 
MSc. Biodiversity & Land-Use Planning National University of Ireland, Galway 2 years part time /  2-6 years modular Gesche Kindermann
gesche.kindermann@nuigalway.ie
yes http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/biodiversity-land-use-planning.html
 
MSc. Coastal and Marine Environments National University of Ireland, Galway 1 year full time/ 2 years part-time Gesche Kindermann
gesche.kindermann@nuigalway.ie
yes http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/coastal-marine-environments.html
 
MSc. Environmental Leadership National University of Ireland, Galway 1 year full time Gesche Kindermann
gesche.kindermann@nuigalway.ie
no http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/environmental-leadership.html
 
MSc. Sustainable Environments National University of Ireland, Galway 1 year full time Caitríona Carlin
caitriona.carlin@nuigalway.ie
no http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/sustainable-environments.html
 
MSc. Sustainable Resource Management: Policy and Practice National University of Ireland, Galway 1 year full time Caitríona Carlin
caitriona.carlin@nuigalway.ie
no http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/sustainable-resource-management.html
 
BSc. Biological and Geographical Sciences
 
National University of Ireland, Maynooth 4 years full time Stephen McCarron
Stephen.mccarron@mu.ie
 
no https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/undergraduate-studies/courses/bsc-biological-and-geographical-sciences
 
MA in Geography National University of Ireland, Maynooth 1 year full time or 2 year part-time Patrick Bresnihan
patrick.bresnihan@mu.ie
yes https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/courses/ma-geography
 
MA in Spatial Justice National University of Ireland, Maynooth 1 year full time or 2 year part-time Patrick Bresnihan
patrick.bresnihan@mu.ie
yes https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/courses/ma-geography-spatial-justice
MSc. Climate Change     
 
National University of Ireland, Maynooth 1 year full time Conor Murphy  
conor.murphy@mu.ie
no https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/courses/msc-climate-change
 
MSc. GIS and Remote Sensing National University of Ireland, Maynooth 1 year full time Dr. Ronan Foley
geography.department@mu.ie
 
no https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/courses/msc-geograpinformation-systems-remote-sensing
Postgraduate Diploma in Geography National University of Ireland, Maynooth 1 year full time or 2 year part-time Patrick Bresnihan
patrick.bresnihan@mu.ie
yes https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/courses/postgraduate-diploma-geography
 
BSc. Planning & Environmental Management Technological University Dublin 4 years full time David O’Connor
environment@tudublin.ie
 
no https://www.tudublin.ie/study/undergraduate/courses/planning-and-environmental-management-tu835/?keywords=tu835
 
MEng. in Sustainable Infrastructure Technological University Dublin 1 year full time/2 or 3 years part time
 
Caroline O’Dowd
Caroline.odowd@tudublin.ie
 
yes https://www.tudublin.ie/study/postgraduate/courses/sustainable-infrastructure/
 
MSc. Building Performance (EED) Technological University Dublin 2.5 years part time Joseph Little
joseph.little@tudublin.ie
 
yes https://tudublin.ie/study/postgraduate/courses/building-performance-energy-eff-in-design3/?courseType=Postgraduate&courseSubjects=Architecture%2C%20Built%20Environment&courseSubjects=Computing%2C%20Information%20Technology&courseSubjects=Engineering&courseSubjects=Environment%2C%20Horticulture&keywords=
 
MSc. Energy Management Technological University Dublin 3 years part time Emma Robinson
Emma.Robinson@tudublin.ie
 
yes https://tudublin.ie/study/postgraduate/courses/energy-management2/?courseType=Postgraduate&courseSubjects=Architecture%2C%20Built%20Environment&courseSubjects=Engineering&courseSubjects=Environment%2C%20Horticulture&keywords
 
MSc. Geographic Information Science Technological University Dublin 1 year full time/2 years part time
 
Alain Chenaux
alain.chenaux@tudublin.ie
 
no https://tudublin.ie/study/postgraduate/courses/geographic-information-science/
 
MSc. Spatial Information Management Technological University Dublin 2.5 years part time Patrick Prendergast
patrick.prendergast@tudublin.ie
 
yes https://www.tudublin.ie/study/postgraduate/courses/spatial-information-management/
MSc. Spatial Planning Technological University Dublin 2 years part time Odran Reid
Odran.Reid@TUDublin.ie
yes https://tudublin.ie/study/postgraduate/courses/spatial-planning/
 
MSc. Sustainable Development Technological University Dublin 1 year full time/2 years part time
 
Ken Boyle
ken.boyle@tudublin.ie  
yes https://www.tudublin.ie/study/postgraduate/courses/sustainable-development/ 
 
MSc. Sustainable Transport and Mobility Technological University Dublin 2 years part time Lorraine D’Arcy
lorraine.darcy@tudublin.ie
 
yes https://www.tudublin.ie/study/postgraduate/courses/transport-and-mobility/
 
MSc. Urban Regeneration Technological University Dublin 2 years part time Sarah Rock
sarah.rock@tudublin.ie
 
yes https://www.tudublin.ie/study/postgraduate/courses/urban-regeneration-and-development/
 
MSc. Sustainable Infrastructure Technological University Dublin 1 year full time/2 years part time
 
Caroline O’Dowd
Caroline.odowd@tudublin.ie
 
yes https://www.tudublin.ie/study/postgraduate/courses/sustainable-infrastructure/?keywords=sustainable
 
Postgraduate Certificate in Business Sustainability Leadership Technological University Dublin 9 months part time Lucia Walsh
lucia.walsh@tudublin.ie
 
yes https://springboardcourses.ie/details/10568#:~:text=The%20PG%20Certificate%20in%20Sustainability,stakeholder%20buy%2Din%20to%20enable
BSc. (Ord) Environmental, Health & Safety Management Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone 2 years part time ncummins@ait.ie yes https://aitflexiblelearning.ie/prospectus-21-22/science-and-health-safety/bachelor-of-science-in-environmental-health-and-safety-management
MSc. Environmental, Health & Safety Management Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone 2 years part time Sean Reidy
sreidy@ait.ie
yes https://aitflexiblelearning.ie/prospectus-21-22/science-and-health-safety/masters-of-science-in-environmental-health-and-safety-management
BSc. Environmental Science and Climate Technological University of the Shannon, Thurles 4 years full time Martin McCormack
Martin.McCormack@lit.ie
no https://lit.ie/courses/LC408
 
B.A. (Moderatorship)  Biological and Biomedical Sciences
(Earth, Environmental and Geology Sciences)
Trinity College Dublin 4 years full time saundem@tcd.ie no https://www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate/courses/environmental-sciences-biological-and-biomedical-sciences/
B.A. (Moderatorship) Geography and Geoscience Trinity College Dublin 4 years full time School of Natural Sciences, Geology Department earth@tcd.ie
 
no https://www.tcd.ie/Science/Study-Science/TR062/
 
MSc. Energy Science Trinity College Dublin 1 year full time Stephen Dooley
energyscience@tcd.ie
 
no https://www.tcd.ie/courses/energyscience/index.php
 
MSc. Environmental Engineering Trinity College Dublin 1 year full time/2 years part time Liwen Xiao
liwen.xiao@tcd.ie
 
yes https://www.tcd.ie/civileng/msc-in-environmental-engineering/
 
MSc. Environmental Science Trinity College Dublin 1 year full time School of Natural Sciences
snsmast@tcd.ie
 
 
no https://naturalscience.tcd.ie/postgraduate/msc-envirsci/
 
MSc. Sustainable Energy Engineering Trinity College Dublin 1 year full time/2 years part time Liwen Xiao
liwen.xiao@tcd.ie
 
yes https://www.tcd.ie/civileng/msc-in-sustainable-energy-engineering/
 
MSc. Transport Engineering, Policy and Planning Trinity College Dublin 1 year full time/2 years part time Liwen Xiao
liwen.xiao@tcd.ie
 
yes https://www.tcd.ie/civileng/msc-in-transport-engineering-policy-and-planning/
 
MSc./Postgraduate Diploma Biodiversity and Conservation Trinity College Dublin 1 year full time School of Natural Sciences
snsmast@tcd.ie
 
no https://naturalscience.tcd.ie/postgraduate/msc-biodiversity/
 
Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Entrepreneurship Trinity College Dublin 5 months part time Quentin G Crowley
crowleyq@tcd.ie
 
yes https://www.tcd.ie/tangent/education/postgraduate/climate-entrepreneurship/
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering for Climate Action Trinity College Dublin 1 year full time
/ 2 years part time (PG Cert in year 1 and PG Dip in year 2)
John Gallagher
j.gallagher@tcd.ie
 
yes https://www.tcd.ie/civileng/engineering-for-climate-action/
 
Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy Trinity College Dublin 1 year part time Debbie Walsh
walshd@tcd.ie 
yes https://www.tcd.ie/civileng/diploma-in-sustainable-energy/
 
BE/ME in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering University College Cork 4 years full time engineering@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck600/civil/
 
BEng. Energy Engineering University College Cork 4 years full time School of Engineering Office
engineering@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck600/energy/
 
BSc.  Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences University College Cork 4 years full time Mary McSweeney
M.McSweeney@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck404/
 
BSc. Ecology and Environmental Biology University College Cork 4 years full time Emer Rogan
e.rogan@ucc.ie
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck404/ecology/
 
BSc. Environmental Science University College Cork 4 years full time School of BEES
bees@ucc.ie
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck404/environmental/
 
BSc. Geoscience University College Cork 4 years full time School of BEES
bees@ucc.ie
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck404/geosciences/
Diploma in Environment, Sustainability and Climate University College Cork 2 years part time Samantha Sullivan
ssullivan@ucc.ie
yes https://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-devsc/
Higher Diploma in Sustainability in Enterprise University College Cork 1 year full time Marguerite Nyhan
marguerite.nyhan@ucc.ie
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/taughtcourses/hci/hci4/
Law - LLM (Environmental and Natural Resources Law) University College Cork 1 year full time/2 years part time Owen McIntyre
o.mcintyre@ucc.ie
 
yes https://www.ucc.ie/en/ckl48/
 
MEng. Sustainable Energy University College Cork 4 years full time Dr. Brian Ó Gallachóir
b.ogallachoir@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ckr26/
 
Module in Global Sustainable Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives University College Cork 12 weeks Ger Fahy
cpd@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/cpd/options/cacsss/appliedsocialstudies/cpd1731/
 
MPlan.  Planning and Sustainable Development University College Cork 2 years full time Ms. Tina McSweeney
t.mcsweeney@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/cke69/
 
MSc. Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development University College Cork 1 year full time Olive McCarthy
O.McCarthy@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ckl03/
 
Postgrad Diploma in Planning and Sustainable Development University College Cork 1 year full time Brendan O’Sullivan
b.osullivan@ucc.ie
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ckc19/
 
Certificate in Environmental Sustainability University College Dublin 1 year full time/2 or 3 years part time Mary Kelly-Quinn
mary.kelly-quinn@ucd.ie
 
yes http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/Course%20Prospectus%201.pdf
 
Graduate Diploma in Design Thinking for Sustainability University College Dublin 1 year full time Eileen Diskin
eileen.diskin@ucd.ie
 
no https://www.innovators.ie/design-thinking-sustainability/
 
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Sustainability University College Dublin 1 year full time/2 or 3 years part time Mary Kelly-Quinn
mary.kelly-quinn@ucd.ie
 
yes http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/Course%20Prospectus%201.pdf
 
MSc. (Agr) Environmental Resource Management University College Dublin 1 year full time Catherine Byrne
agandfoodprogrammes@ucd.ie
 
no https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=X089
 
MSc. (Agr) Rural Environmental Conservation & Management University College Dublin 1 year full time Catherine Byrne
agandfoodprogrammes@ucd.ie
 
no https://hub.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=D029
MSc. Climate Change: Science & Impacts
 
University College Dublin 1 year full time Programme administrator
smspostgrads@ucd.ie
 
no https://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/MSc_Climate_Change_v1.pdf
 
MSc. Environmental and Climate Law University College Dublin 1 year full time Justine McCann
Justine.mccann@ucd.ie
 
yes MSc Environmental & Climate Law - Programme Details (ucd.ie)
MSc. Environmental Policy University College Dublin 1 year full time Katie O'Neill
Katie.oneill@ucd.ie
no https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=W269
 
MSc. Environmental Science University College Dublin 1 year full time Jan-Robert Baars
ei.dcu@sraab.trebornaj
no https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=X062
MSc. Environmental Sustainability University College Dublin 1 year full time/2 or 3 years part time Mary Kelly-Quinn
mary.kelly-quinn@ucd.ie
 
yes http://www.ucd.ie/t4cms/Course%20Prospectus%201.pdf
 
MSc. Environmental Technology University College Dublin 1 year full time Tom Curran
tom.curran@ucd.ie
 
no https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=MAJR&MAJR=X565
 
MSc. Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies University College Dublin 1 year full time Katie O'Neill
Katie.oneill@ucd.ie
 
no https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=X413
 
MSc. Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies University College Dublin 1 year full time Kevin McDonnell
kevin.mcdonnell@ucd.ie
 
no https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=MAJR&MAJR=X413
 
MSc. Urban Design & Planning University College Dublin 1 year full time Katie O'Neill
Katie.oneill@ucd.ie
 
no https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=W332
 
BSc. Environmental Science University of Limerick 4 years full time Dr. Peter Davern
Peter.davern@ul.ie
 
no https://www.ul.ie/courses/bachelor-science-environmental-science
 
Higher Diploma in Environmental Science University of Limerick 1 year full time springboard@ul.ie
 
no https://www.ul.ie/gps/environmental-science-higher-diploma