Botany is the study of plants which are the source of the food we eat, the oxygen we breathe, most of the medicines we use, and the timbers and fibre which shelter, warm and clothe us. Plants are the core to understanding one of the greatest issues of our time – global climate change. In Trinity we specialise in the study of the evolution, genetics, ecophysiology, vegetation structure, history and dynamics, sustainability and conservation of all forms of plant life.
Environmental Sciences is by its nature a multidisciplinary research discipline – a study of the interactions between the biological, chemical and physical components of our environment. Environmental scientists have training that is similar to other physical or life scientists, but is specifically applied to the environment. Obtaining ample field experience is therefore a key component of the course. A broad scientific knowledge is required which may also involve an understanding of economics, law and the social sciences.
Environmental Science and Engineering
Environmental Science and Engineering is a new integrated undergraduate with postgraduate degree course that aims to train the next generation of graduates who have the competencies, knowledge and experience necessary to design and deploy solutions that protect and improve our environment and human wellbeing, and that work with rather than against the natural world to foster biodiversity, climate action and sustainable use of Earth’s finite resources. Students complete an integrated five-year course consisting of four year B.Sc. plus an additional year of study leading to either Master in Engineering (Studies) a M.A.I. (St.) or Master in Applied Environmental Science MAES.
Funding & Scholarships
General information on the various financial options open to Trinity students, including education grants, loans, and scholarships. Some of these options are open to all students, whereas some will have restrictions based on your EU/Non-EU status, course of study, and similar.
Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Programme
The Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Programme is an innovative scholarship designed to help undergraduate students from all disciplines and walks of life to develop strong research and leadership skills which will allow them to excel in both their degree programmes and their careers. Are you ambitious, self-motivated and keen to grow academically and personally beyond the classroom? You could be one of the first Laidlaw Scholars at Trinity!