School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Agriculture

Agriculture

We welcome graduates looking to further their study with us and offer a variety of taught courses.

Our taught courses range from animal behaviour to organic farming and conservation to food security.

Animal Behaviour

This specialist degree is designed to prepare you for a professional career in the management of animal behaviour in domestic or captive settings. This includes clinical animal behaviour counselling, and zoo or farm welfare assessment.

Biodiversity Conservation

This course studies wildlife conservation in the wider context of UK land use, particularly agriculture and amenity. Practical skills are emphasised with management problem-solving on nature reserves; field courses provide experience in plant and animal identification and surveying techniques.

Environment and Agriculture

The management of the agricultural/environmental interface is increasingly recognised as critical for sustainable agriculture, and for nature conservation. With ever changing laws and legislation and increased speed in environmental degradation, the need for environmental protection has never been so important. This has led to an increased demand in the sector for skilled and qualified scientists.

Food and Rural Development Research

This course provides high quality training for a research career focusing on food social science, rural development and rural sociology.

Organic Farming and Food Production Systems

This degree is unique to Newcastle University and is currently the only specialised MSc in organic and ecological farming in England.

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Sustainable agriculture and food security focuses on the availability of food now and in the future: a major concern of scientific and commercial communities world-wide. The prominence of this subject is driven by an increasing global population, pressure on non-renewable resources and a need to increase food production whilst minimising the impact on the environment.