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 1

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


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 select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Postgrad Level 9
Academic programme: Science & Engineering Micro-credentials – CPC15

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Green Lab Principles & Practice - BME5107

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Subsided fee: €260

*Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 80% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidised places. For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria on the Micro-credentials webpage.

Entry Requirements 

  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age.

Contact Information

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