Programme Details

University of Galway, with the Centre for Climate & Air Pollution Studies and the Earth & Ocean Sciences, is at the forefront of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary climate research that is instrumental in addressing these pressing societal challenges and, with all of us facing the consequences of climate change, the research is more relevant today than ever before.

Programme Outline
Ocean, atmosphere and climate area encompasses a wide range of marine, atmospheric physics/chemistry, physical/biological/chemical oceanography, climate research, focusing on inter- and multidisciplinary aspects.

The programme structure is based on a 90 ECTS model, with 20 ECTS coming from four core modules and two optional modules, which account for 5 ECTS. A research project accounts for the remaining 60 ECTS.

Scholarships available

Find out about the University of Galway Postgraduate Scholarships here.

Curriculum Information
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Course lecturers
- Dr. Peter Croot
Dr. Jessica Gier
Dr. Jurgita Ovadnevaite
Dr. Dagmar Stengel

Entry Requirements

NQAI Level 8 honours degree or equivalent to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours, Grade 1 or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.

Career Opportunities
  • Owing to SOLAS long-lasting relationship with major stakeholders, this MSc offers students an opportunity to develop the necessary skills to continue with PhD studies or work in marine renewable energy and other marine/atmosphere related industry settings.
  • The partnership with the international SOLAS project provides the best chance to gain research experience across disciplinary and national boundaries.
  • The MSc provides the opportunity to learn from and work with the world-renowned experts in the field of Climate and Sustainability. Students will investigate sustainability challenges that enables them with appropriate career skills.
  • Hands-on training will allow understanding the key interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere, and how this coupled system affects and is affected by climate and people.