Environmental sciences is by its nature a multidisciplinary research discipline – a study of the various interactions between the biological, chemical and physical components of our environment.
Environmental scientists have training that is similar to other physical or life scientists, but is specifically applied to the environment. A broad scientific knowledge is required which may also involve an understanding of economics, law and the social sciences.
The undergraduate degree course offered by the School of Natural Sciences has been designed to provide for the needs of students with an interest in this rapidly developing academic and professional field. The programme comprises specially designed modules plus suitable modules from contributing disciplines. There should be ample choice within the listed optional modules for a selection which reflects a particular student’s interests.
Field work is a core component of the course structure. Students attend field excursions in their Junior Sophister (third) year; students have a choice of up to three field trips which they can attend, as well as a mandatory introductory field trip. In addition, optional trips offered by Zoology and Botany allow the possibility of students to attend field courses in Terrestrial ecology, and a Mediterranean field trip.
To qualify for admission to a degree course at the University youmust:
(i) meet the matriculation requirements.
(ii) satisfy course specific requirements (where applicable).
(iii) where there is competition for places, have good enoughexamination results to be included among those to whomoffers are made (see the Leaving Certificate scoring systemor Advanced GCE (A-level) scoring system).
• Age requirement: Applicants seeking admission in 2017 musthave a date of birth before 15 January 2001.
• Garda vetting: Some courses require Garda vetting,see www.tcd.ie/admissions/undergraduate or the 2017prospectus for further details.
•English language requirement: If English is not your firstlanguage you will be required to provide evidence ofEnglish language proficiency, see www.tcd.ie/admissions/undergraduate or the 2017 prospectus for further details.
• Fitness to practice (for professional courses) & Precautionsagainst infectious diseases (for some Health sciencescourses): see www.tcd.ie/admissions/undergraduate or the2017 prospectus for details.
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