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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 March 2021 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
BSc. (Ord) Environmental, Health & Safety Management Athlone Institute of Technology 2 years part time Carmel Kealey
ckealey@ait.ie
yes https://www.ait.ie/courses/bachelor-of-science-in-environmental-health-safety-management
 
MSc. Environmental, Health & Safety Management Athlone Institute of Technology 2 years part time Carmel Kealey
ckealey@ait.ie
yes https://www.ait.ie/courses/master-of-science-in-environmental-health-and-safety-management
 
Certificate of Wind Energy Cork Institute of Technology 12 weeks part time Centre for Advanced Manufacturing & Management Systems
camms@cit.ie
 
yes https://courses.cit.ie/index.cfm/page/module/moduleId/9076
 
 
BEng. Environmental Engineering Cork Institute of Technology 3 years full time David Cadogan
david.cadogan@cit.ie
 
no https://www.cit.ie/course/CR055
 
BEng. Sustainable Energy Engineering Cork Institute of Technology 4 years full time Chris Gibbons
chris.gibbons@cit.ie
 
no https://www.cit.ie/course/CR510
 
BSc. Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology Cork Institute of Technology 4 years full time Eamonn Butler
eamonn.butler@cit.ie
 
no https://www.cit.ie/course/CR365
 
BSc. Transport Management Cork Institute of Technology 4 years full time Clive Atkinson
clive.atkinson@cit.ie
 
no https://www.cit.ie/course/CRTTMGT8
 
B.A. Climate and Sustainability Dublin City University 4 years full time Darren Clarke
Darren.p.clarke@dcu.ie
 
no https://www.dcu.ie/courses/undergraduate/school-history-and-geography/climate-and-environmental-sustainability
 
Graduate Diploma/MSc in Management for Sustainable Development Dublin City University 3 years full/part time openeducation@dcu.ie
 
yes https://www.dcu.ie/courses/Postgraduate/openeducation/Management-for-Sustainable-Development.shtml#tab2
 
Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Energy Systems Dublin City University 1 year full time James Carton
james.carton@dcu.ie
 
yes https://springboardcourses.ie/details/8330
 
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
 
Pat Brereton
pat.brereton@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 Colman Ledwith
Colman.Ledwith@dkit.ie
 
no https://www.dkit.ie/courses/school-of-engineering/electronic-and-mechanical-engineering/msc-in-renewable-energy-systems.html
 
BSc.  Sustainable Building Technology Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology 4 years full time Anne Wiseman
anne.wiseman@gmit.ie
 
no https://www.gmit.ie/engineering/bachelor-science-honours-sustainable-building-technology-0
 
MSc.  Conservation Behaviour Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology 1 year full time Martin Gammell,
Martin.gammell@gmit.ie
 
 
no https://www.gmit.ie/natural-sciences/msc-conservation-behaviour
 
BSc. Environmental Management (Ordinary degree) Institute of Technology, Sligo 2 years full time Admissions officer
admissions@itsligo.ie
 
no https://www.itsligo.ie/courses/bsc-in-environmental-management/
 
BSc. Environmental Science Institute of Technology, Sligo 4 years full time Admissions officer
admissions@itsligo.ie
 
no https://www.itsligo.ie/courses/bsc-hons-in-environmental-science/
 
BSc. Environmental Science and Climate Limerick Institute of Technology 4 years full time admissions@lit.ie
 
no https://lit.ie/courses/LC408
 
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 2 years part time info@nuigalway.ie
 
yes            http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/geography-environment-society-development.html
 
MSc. Biodiversity & Land-Use Planning National University of Ireland, Galway 2 years part time Gesche Kindermann
gesche.kindermann@nuigalway.ie
yes http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/taught-postgraduate-courses/biodiversity-land-use-planning.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
 
Postgraduate Diploma in Geography National University of Ireland, Maynooth 1 year full time or 2 year part-time Karen Till
karen.till@mu.ie,
yes https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/courses/postgraduate-diploma-geography
MA in Geography National University of Ireland, Maynooth 1 year full time or 2 year part-time Karen Till
karen.till@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 Karen Till
karen.till@mu.ie,
yes https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/courses/ma-geography-spatial-justice
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/sites/default/files/assets/document/MSC_GIS_RS_Landcape_USP_Final%20%28003%29_0.pdf
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
 
BSc. 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
 
BSc. Spatial Planning Technological University Dublin 4 years full time/2 years part time David O’Connor
environment@tudublin.ie
 
yes 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.dit.ie/catalogue/Programmes/Details/DT9417?tab=Additional%20Information
 
MSc. Building Performance (EED) Technological University Dublin 1 year full time
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 1 year full time/3 years part time Keith Sunderland
keith.sunderland@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 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://tudublin.ie/study/postgraduate/courses/spatial-planning/
 
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
 
Kenneth Boyle
Kenneth.Boyle@TUDublin.ie
 
yes https://www.dit.ie/catalogue/Programmes/Details/DT118?tab=Overview
 
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
 
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/
 
B.A. (Moderatorship)  Biological and Biomedical Sciences
(Earth, Environmental and Geology Sciences)
Trinity College Dublin 4 years full time School of Natural Sciences
snsmast@tcd.ie
 
no https://naturalscience.tcd.ie/undergraduate/environsci/
 
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/
 
Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Entrepreneurship Trinity College Dublin 5 months part time Quentin G Crowley
crowleyq@tcd.ie
 
yes https://www.tcd.ie/tangent/
 
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/
 
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 Science Trinity College Dublin 1 year full time School of Natural Sciences
snsmast@tcd.ie
 
 
no https://naturalscience.tcd.ie/postgraduate/msc-envirsci/
 
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. 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/
 
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. Earth Science University College Cork 4 years full time Geography Department
geography@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck404/earth-science/
 
BSc. Ecology and Environmental Biology University College Cork 4 years full time School of BEES
bees@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck404/ecology/
 
BSc. Environmental Science University College Cork 4 years full time Dr Debbie Chapman
d.chapman@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck404/environmental/
 
Module in Global Sustainable Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives University College Cork 12 weeks Caroline Collins
cpd@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/cpd/options/cacsss/appliedsocialstudies/cpd1731/
 
Diploma in Environment, Sustainability and Climate University College Cork 2 years part time Julianne Moynihan
j.moynihan@ucc.ie
 
yes https://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-devsc/
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/
 
Higher Diploma in Sustainability in Enterprise University College Cork 1 year full time Lorna Moloney
hci@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/taughtcourses/hci/hci4/
Postgrad Diploma in Planning and Sustainable Development University College Cork 1 year full time Tina McSweeney
t.mcsweeney@ucc.ie
 
no https://www.ucc.ie/en/ckc19/
 
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/
 
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/
 
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/
 
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 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://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=MAJOR&URL=msc-rural-environmental-conservation-mgmt
MSc. Climate Change: Science & Impacts
 
University College Dublin 1 year full time Programme administrator
smspostgrads@ucd.ie
 
no https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=F112
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 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 Katie O'Neill
Katie.oneill@ucd.ie
 
no https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/!W_HU_MENU.P_PUBLISH?p_tag=PROG&MAJR=X062
 
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. 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