Ecological Consultancy MSc 

12 months full time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £6,000
International: full time £15,490

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This exciting programme aims to provide environmental and related science graduates with the advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, and specialist technical skills appropriate for successful careers as ecological consultants.

You will gain comprehensive understanding and knowledge of:

  • current environmental problems and insights facing the sector 
  • regulatory and quality frameworks within which a business functions
  • scientific research methods
  • critical evaluation of information through data analysis, interpretation and presentation of results

You will also be able to pursue individual interests through optional modules and a research project. The research project may be laboratory based or done in a relevant environmental industry depending on your individual interests. The key to the research project is flexibility and you will be encouraged to pursue your own interests with support from academic staff.


Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

Normally a lower-second-class BSc or BEng Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a related discipline, such as microbiology, agriculture, environmental engineering, biology, biological sciences, ecology, environmental science, zoology, marine biology, oceanography and geography. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

You may be asked to contribute to the cost of essential field classes; however, some financial assistance may be available.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Recruitment Secretary
School of Biology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4848

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Environmental Science.