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GA770
Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology

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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. 

You will be studying an exciting mix of subjects including Marine Biology, studies of rivers and lakes, ecology and zoology. Year one involves the study of a range of Science modules and year two focuses on Biology - the science of life. Year three covers areas such as fisheries, pollution control, the environment and aquatic biology where the main activity entails the monitoring of the aquatic environment.


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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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There are numerous employment opportunities in environmental protection, aquaculture, education and industry. Opportunities in environmental management and protection are increasing dramatically with the implementation of EU environmental directives and the current awareness of ‘green’ issues.



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