BSc in Environmental Science

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BSc in Environmental Science

Limerick Institute of Technology
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    1st year fees
  • 278
  • Campus
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years


The Bachelor of Science programme consists of the first three years of programme LC408, which has been running in LIT Thurles campus since 2008. In the first two years of this Bachelor’s programme, students learn about ecology and conservation of the natural environment as well as how to manage resources like waste and energy in business.

There is lots of practical lab work, field work, field trips and computer skills sessions. Subjects on personal development are also included – valuable skills for the workplace. New approaches to balancing the needs of society and the economy with protection of the environment are investigated.

In Year 3, students deepen their scientific understanding of how the earth’s natural systems work by examining the topic of water in detail. Students develop skills in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and in research. A Professional Development module prepares students for a work placement in the summer of third year. This provides students with a valuable opportunity to gain experience and, with some luck, might turn into an environmental management job! The involvement of the Thurles and Clonmel campuses of LIT on the An Taisce GreenCampus programme provides valuable active learning opportunities for students. 

Admission Requirements

A minimum of 5 O6/H7 grades in Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English/Irish.

Candidates applying as mature applicants may be required to attend an interview and may be requested to take an aptitude test to prove their suitability for a place on this programme.

Courses Units

You need to complete 278 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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Graduates of the Bachelor programme are qualified for a wide range of roles including Environmental Technicians and Environmental Officers with businesses, public sector bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The inclusion of a work placement is of particular value to graduates seeking employment.

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