12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £5,500 part time £2,750
International: full time £11,500 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-recognised programme provides the training, skills and aptitudes necessary for students intending to pursue PhD-level research in the social sciences and humanities, and in particular environmental law and policy.
The programme is ‘portable’ in that it can be taken by any student intending to go on to PhD study at Newcastle or elsewhere, and provides the initial research training element of any 1+3 programme (Master’s degree + PhD).
More information is available about the various areas where we offer research supervision.
You undertake research training provided through the ESRC-approved Social Sciences Training Programme in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. This is complemented by subject-specific training in applied research skills, and in environmental law and policy within the Law School.
Assessment of modules is by course work essays and written examinations, and most classes are taught in seminar groups. You will also write a dissertation submitted at the end of the summer semester.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in law, is preferred.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.5 in writing, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), 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.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
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.
This programme is within the subject area of Law.