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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists 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.

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Environmental Management in Agriculture @ LIT



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This programme covers a broad range of topics aimed at addressing key environmental concerns. Students will have the opportunity to explore the linkage between the science and the management of the environment and will develop an in-depth scientific knowledge of the earth’s systems, namely the biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and the atmosphere. New approaches to balancing the needs of the environment, economy and society in moving towards long term sustainability are a key focus for the programme.

There is lots of practical lab work, field work, field trips and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) sessions. Subjects on professional development are also included. There is a work placement during the summer of third year and a dissertation in fourth year.


 

This programme will provide a strong foundation in science and environmental management, combined with specialist agriculture modules. 

The degree will be run in conjunction with Gurteen College, Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary where a ten credit module will take place in the first year of the programme titled “Farm Enterprises - Theory & Practice”. The second and third year will see progressively increased content relating to agriculture, with considerable lab work, field work, field trips and computer skills sessions provided throughout the degree.

There will be a work placement during the summer of third year.


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