Applications open from 1st April 2024

Module Code: BME5107

Micro-credential Overview

This Micro-credential aims to provide a general overview of key environmental concepts such as climate change, plastic pollution, sustainability, and biodiversity. It will briefly explore how perspectives from psychology, sociology, communication, economics, and the study of ethics and governance provide us with insights into how perception and behaviour influence responses to environmental issues. In addition, the lifecycle of materials, and the environmental impact of the resources and equipment typically used in scientific laboratories will be examined in some detail.

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25, Semester TBC

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Online Learning, assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis.

NFQ Level and ECTS

Level 9

10 ECTS

Application Process

From the 1st April, 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to apply under CPC 15 (Science & Engineering CPD) in the drop-down menu after selecting Standalone Module- Continuing Professional Development.

For this micro-credential, please copy and paste or type this into the text box under Module Name: BME5107

For more details, watch our tutorial on the Micro-credentials application process here

Course Fees

€1300

Entry Requirements 

  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age.

Contact Information

If you have any queries please email: microcreds@universityofgalway.ie