Environmental Resource Assessment MSc 

12 months full time; 24 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £6,000 part time £3,000
International: full time £15,490 part time fees

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

Increased environmental degradation, environmental legislation and a drive towards greater environmental protection have created a demand for scientists skilled in the assessment of environmental resources and problems associated with their exploitation. This interdisciplinary programme aims to broaden the training and experience of students whose first degree is in biology, environmental science, hydrology, physical geography or a related subject. It also aims to equip you with the skills required for employment within the environmental assessment industry, or in governmental and non-governmental organisations which have statutory involvement in the environment.


You take compulsory modules and optional modules. You also complete a research project leading to a thesis that may be undertaken in the UK or overseas.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

Normally a lower-second-class Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in a relevant discipline, such as biological sciences, earth sciences, geography, environmental sciences or agricultural sciences. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have significant, relevant industry experience.

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

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.

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:
Postgraduate Office
School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6900
E-mail: afrd-pg@ncl.ac.uk

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Environmental Science.