Environmental Science

5M-Science Faculty

Climate change, pollution, habitat destruction and species extinction are some of the biggest environmental threats to the Earth and are now at the forefront of public attention. Environmental Scientists will help us achieve the changes needed to address the challenges the earth faces.

In this course, you will study core science subjects Biology and Chemistry along with Environmental Studies and Ecological Fields Methods in order to prepare students for further study or to start their career in commercial and research science.

What Makes This Course Special

  • New Course for 2022-23
  • Solid foundation of core sciences
  • Practical skills and applied knowledge
  • Many progression routes available
  • Fast-growing sector
  • Exciting links & visits
  • Step up to wider-ranging professional career options

Course Content

  • Environmental Studies
  • Biology
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Soil Science and Growing Media
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Pollution Control
  • Wildlife Trusts
  • Waste Management Industry
  • National and Local Nature Reserves
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Country Park

Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Laboratory Techniques 5M3807


Additional Costs

Students on this programme will need to have some equipment of their own. Full details of what is required is available at interview and induction.

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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PLSS Code: 348708
Coordinator: Martin Quigley

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.