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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Maria Kirrane
Submission Date July 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 John O'Halloran
Deputy President and Registrar
Office of the Deputy President and Registrar
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Planning and Sustainable Development

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

This is an internationally-recognised, professionally-accredited master’s course in spatial planning and development for cities, regions, towns, rural areas, and neighbourhoods.
Topics include: place-making and design, community engagement, spatial planning at, various different scales, environmental awareness, development and growth in rural and, urban areas, legal and political know-how, technical competence and a deep understanding of the realities of sustainable development. Students graduate with an range of skills which include creative problem solving, environmental evaluation, analytical and research skills, policy development, physical planning, community engagement, team work and design techniques and appreciation.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
MSc. Applied Coastal and Marine Management

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The programme focuses on the science (including the social sciences) of Coastal and Marine management and policy-making today. The programme is intended to give students a comprehensive understanding of coastal and marine environments subject to multiple human uses and impacts, and to equip them with tools and knowledge necessary to evaluate and manage these complex, dynamic systems in ways that are both sustainable and economically productive.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Sociology of Development and Globalisation

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

The innovative MA in the Sociology of Development and Globalisation analyses the globalisation of poverty and inequality and explores alternative strategies of development.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
University Wide Module in Sustainability

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The University Wide Module in Sustainability is open to all students of UCC and can be taken for credit, a digital badge, or merely for interest.


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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.