12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
This programme provides strong research training for those who wish to specialise in environmental or landscape planning research. It is suited to those wanting to prepare for doctoral studies but will also equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to undertake research careers in a variety of public, private and voluntary sector bodies in the UK and internationally.
The programme is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under its 1+3 system (Master’s plus PhD) for postgraduate studies. This provides UK students with a route to ESRC-funded doctoral study. This programme is also accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
You take compulsory modules in research methods and skills development, delivered by the Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate School.
You will join the large body of taught postgraduate students in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape when studying optional modules.
More specialised subject modules that relate to your personal research interests are delivered by the School. These optional modules are chosen from a wide range of subjects enabling you to customise your programme. Optional modules from other academic schools within the University can also be taken.
You also complete a dissertation which will enhance and enable you to demonstrate your research skills and training in planning and environmental research.
Staff involved in the teaching of this programme are research-active specialists, many of whom also have experience in practice and are experienced supervisors and examiners of doctoral level research students. This has considerable benefits for those students wishing to carry on to PhD at Newcastle as it provides opportunities to develop research proposals in close association with potential supervisors.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree or higher, or an international equivalent, in a relevant subject area. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a lower-second class Honours degree if they have additional Master’s-level study.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-section, 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.
See our School website for the latest funding opportunities.
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 and 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.
Extra costs may be incurred for materials and travel as part of this programme.
For further information please contact:
Vicky Watson or Nicola Rutherford
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 6004
This programme is within the subject area of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.