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GA780
Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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4 Years
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This Course covers a range of modules from Marine Biology research at home and abroad, to environmental management and biodiversity / conservation. 
There will be numerous field trips including learning life saving techniques, reviewing environmental management principals and discussing animal care. 

The programme focuses on Freshwater and Marine Ecology. The sustainable development of renewable resources in the face of the rapidly expanding population and developing economy is a consistent theme
throughout the programme. Graduates learn about the relevant ecological processes and gain an understanding of how they should be managed in a responsible and beneficial manner and the legal framework which seeks to protect them from undue exploitation.

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GA780 - Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology
GMIT - Galway-Mayo IT

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GA780 - Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology
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Three Distinctions

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Graduates from this programme would be equipped to play professional and managerial roles in positions related to Freshwater and Marine Biology. These include:

  • Marine Research Manager
  • Environmental Offices, Regional Fisheries Board or County Council
  • Marine Fisheries Development Officer
  • Fisheries Officer, Regional Fisheries Board
  • Aquaculture Development Officer
  • Marine Biology Research
  • Freshwater Farm Manager
  • Marine Farm Manager
  • Fish Disease Research Scientist
  • College Lecturer



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