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The award
PG Dip

How long you will study
1 Years

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Ecological Assessment at University College Cork

Overview

The aim of this Postgraduate Diploma programme is to facilitate students to acquire key practical skills in the ecological assessment of terrestrial and freshwater habitats and ecysystems in order to meet a growing demand for personnel skilled in methods of ecological assessment and to ensure that this process is underpinned by a sound, scientific, theoretical framework.

Course Details

The programme will consist of twelve taught modules with lectures, practicals, seminars, workshops, field study and self-directed learning. Each of the taught modules will be examined by a written paper and/or continuous assessment.
Core Modules
AE6001 Ecological Site Assessment (5 Credits)
AE6002 Plant Identification (10 Credits)
AE6003 Habitat Classification and Survey (5 Credits)
AE6005 Quantitative Ecological Surveying (5 Credits)
AE6006 Legislation and the Natural Environment (5 Credits)
GG5008 Applications of Geographical Information Systems (5 Credits)

Students choose 25 Credits from the following modules
AE6007 Aquatic invertebrates (5 Credits)
AE6008 Grasses: Identification and Sampling (5 Credits)
AE6009 Carabidae: Identification and Sampling (5 Credits)
AE6010 Lichens: Identification, Sampling and Biomonitoring (5 Credits)

AE6012 Professional Ecology Work Placement (5 Credits)
AE6011 Bats: Identification and Survey (5 Credits)
AE6013 Bryophytes: Identification and Sampling (5 Credits)
AE6014 Spiders: Identification and Sampling (5 Credits)
AE6016 Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) (5 Credits)

Further details on the content and modules are available on the Postgraduate College Calendar

Fact File

Course Code: CKP12 Full-time

Course Title: Ecological Assessment

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Duration: 1 year Full-time

Teaching Mode: Full-time

This is a taught programme.

Qualifications: PG Dip

NFQ Level: Level 9

Costs: 2015/2016 Irish/EU EUR 6,000 (per academic year)Fee for 2016/17 TBC.

2016 Entry Requirements: Minimum 2.2 honours Degree in any area AND be able to demonstrate considerable knowledge /experience in some aspect of ecological assessment or have reached an equivalent standard through completion of a relevant diploma or other qualification in Biological Sciences AND be able to demonstrate considerable knowledge /experience in some aspect of ecological assessment.

Closing Date: To Be Confirmed for 2017/2018

Next Intake: To Be Confirmed

Assessment

Please contact the coordinator for further details.

Application Procedure

Application for this programme is on-line atwww.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.

All required documentation must be either uploaded to your online application or sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1, Courthouse Square, Galway.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardPG DipHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
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Notes about fees for this course

Costs: 2015/2016 Irish/EU EUR 6,000 (per academic year)Fee for 2016/17 TBC.

2016 Entry Requirements: Minimum 2.2 honours Degree in any area AND be able to demonstrate considerable knowledge /experience in some aspect of ecological assessment or have reached an equivalent standard through completion of a relevant diploma or other qualification in Biological Sciences AND be able to demonstrate considerable knowledge /experience in some aspect of ecological assessment.

Closing Date: To Be Confirmed for 2017/2018

Next Intake: To Be Confirmed

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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