Zoology and Zoo-keeping

Zoology and Zoo-keeping

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Zoology and zoo-keeping are very different fields. Zoology concentrates on the scientific study of animals whereas zoo-keepers look after animals. As a result, if you are applying for a course,…
Forestry

Forestry

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Several hundred years of years ago, forests covered 80 percent of Ireland. Human activity, such as farming and home-building, destroyed most of these. At one stage, forests covered as little as…
Marine Science

Marine Science

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The sea is more than just the best place to go for a summer holiday. The sea regulates the earth’s temperature. It also stores vast quantities of mineral deposits and…
Horticulture

Horticulture

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Over the past decade or so, there a rising demand for locally grown Irish produce. There are a number of reasons for this, including a growing population. In addition, Irish…
Physics

Physics

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Physics encompasses a wide spectrum of interesting areas, from the study of planets to the workings of microwaves. In general physicists focus on matter and energy, and the sometimes tempestuous…
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science

Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science

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Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science examines matter’s basic composition and properties – atoms, molecules– how they change through chemical reactions. These scientists also look at ways to apply chemical and pharmaceutical…
Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

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Pollution, climate change, deforestation, waste management, sustainable energy… The great environmental issues that confront us are an exciting challenge. This is reflected by the range of highly involving courses and…
Geography

Geography

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The Ancient Greeks coined the the term geography. Roughly this translates as “to describe the earth.” The name hints at the scale of this discipline. As you can guess, geography encompasses…
Surge in interest in Polish medical colleges

Surge in interest in Polish medical colleges

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Over twenty students have already been accepted to prestigious Polish medical colleges this year before the Leaving Cert has even finished. Each year more school leavers are looking to add…
Open Days at the Polish Medical Universities

Open Days at the Polish Medical Universities

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Over a dozen Irish students from Poland, including many from Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz initiated 3-day long celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day working together with Polish local authorities, the Irish…
Earth Science

Earth Science

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Earth Science is an ever more important discipline. Climate change and its devastating prospect of crop failure, wildlife extinction and extreme weather conditions is the biggest challenge. Earth Science degrees represent…
Mathematics

Mathematics

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Mathematics, like accountancy, is a subject that has an image problem. But a third-level education really shows it’s remarkable usefulness and beauty. Maths brings computers to life. It can calculate…
Food Science and Food Technology

Food Science and Food Technology

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Food science is more important than many of us realise. These are the scientists make sure our breakfast cereals are fortified with the right amounts of vitamins, minerals, and iron.…
Bioscience

Bioscience

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Bioscience is the study of living organisms. It you are fascinated with the living world, a course in bioscience is a great choice. Education Students are spoilt for choice. If…
Engaging with science, technology, engineering and maths

Engaging with science, technology, engineering and maths

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Last Thursday, April 17, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton launched a three-year plan designed to get more students involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)…