Course Description

MA / M Sc Environment, Society and Culture

The MA/M Sc Environment, Society and Culture focuses on the interplay between natural environment and human society, and covers a range of advanced topics across human and physical geography, drawing heavily on MIC staff research expertise. This programme is highly flexible, for instance allowing students to choose, principally via their dissertation research, whether to pursue an Arts or Science Master’s qualification.

The scope of the programme is relatively broad, mirroring the integrated nature of this subject in the real world, and incorporating themes from both the social and physical sciences (i.e. in disciplinary terms, from both human and physical geography). The subject material covered in the programme draws on the expertise of the staff base, which, while maintaining a general focus throughout on the relationship between environment, society and culture, enables specificity and depth of study on themes related to individual staff members’ research interests.

The interplay between human society and the natural environment is one of the most pressing issues in the world today. Anthropogenic activities are now firmly understood to be causes of global heating, yet environmental governance and management continue to be highly contested subjects due to conflicting human interests. Irrespective of the relative success of governance, there is an unquestioned and ongoing need for knowledge on the relationship between human society and culture and the environment, and significant economic potential and job opportunities in this area.

CollegeMary Immaculate College
Course LocationLimerick
Course CategoryArts & Humanities
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course Duration1 year full time, 2 years part time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsApplicants will be considered for entry on the basis of a primary degree in Geography or a cognate discipline at a minimum of 2.2 honours. Potential students who do not meet the normal entry requirements may be considered for admission and should contact the Programme Director for information.
Carear PathThere are important environmental, and also moral, reasons to study this programme, but there are also strong professional reasons. This is a busy and growing employment sector, and this programme enhances provides both subject-related and transferable skills that are sought after by employers. To ensure our students are ready for the world of work, the programme includes a novel Environmental Consultancy module, where student groups undertake real-world projects commissioned by external organisations.
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South Circular Road Limerick City, Limerick City, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: V94 VN26

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South Circular Road Limerick City
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