12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £6,000 part time £3,000
International: full time £11,500 part time fees
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
Please note that this programme was formerly known as Rural Social Science (Research).
This programme is recognised by the ESRC as a Research Training masters and provides research training in the social sciences and develops skills that are specifically related to conducting research into rural areas, the environment and food markets.
Studying on the programme you will:
The Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University is an active University Research Centre and we encourage our students to participate fully in the research culture (e.g. by organising and attending seminars and reading groups and contributing to research meetings).
You take compulsory modulesand optional modules, and complete a dissertation, which could be a desk-based analysis, or a study involving fieldwork or case studies.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree, preferably in the social or environmental sciences. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (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.
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.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 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.