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What are your interests?



Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

Applying to Colleges Abroad

Applying to college in the UK

Application for colleges in the UK is through UCAS - the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. It is the UK's version of the Irish Central Applications Office system (CAO)

Irish Students can apply to courses in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Places will be offered to students based on their Leaving Certificate results, Further Education course results or as a Mature Student.

Detailed information about Studying Abroad, including in the UK, is available here.

Applying to college in Europe

Excellent international reputations, low or even no tuition fees, and courses taught in English: the EU option may make sense for you.

An increasing number of EU third-level institutions across Europe, many of them very highly ranked, are offering undergraduate programmes taught exclusively through English.

EUNiCAS (European Universities Central Application Support Service), supports students applying to up to eight programmes abroad.

Its website, eunicas.ie, has a complete database of all of the programmes taught through English in Europe. Registering costs €28, for which you have access to independent advice and expertise that will support your application to up to eight degree programmes across the Continent.

Detailed information about Studying Abroad, including in Europe, is available here.