Postgraduate

Environmental Consultancy MSc

Environmental Consultancy MSc

Full time: 12 months, part time: up to 48 months
CPD modules available

Profile

The Environmental Consultancy MSc is an exciting course providing you with the advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, and specialist technical skills for success in a science-based environmental business. It is ideal for graduates with a degree in biology, chemistry, or earth and environmental science.

This course develops your knowledge and understanding of the framework within which business opportunities are identified and pursued within the environmental sector. The course, made up from taught modules and a dissertation project, covers the following subjects:

  • solid waste management
  • groundwater contamination and remediation
  • ground investigation - design, principles and practice
  • research methods
  • introduction to microbiology and microbial transformation of pollutants
  • aqueous geochemistry
  • sources, fates and control of pollutants
  • the environment business
  • contaminated land
  • environmental analytical geochemistry
  • geographic information systems
Student Profile

Instead of doing modules over a semester or year, we do block modules which last one or two weeks, which is much more intense but I find it easier to stay focused.

Emma's student profile

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Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

MSc

UK

Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100*

EU

Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100* 

*per year for the first two years of study

International

Full time: £21,600

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in:

  • chemistry
  • earth science
  • environmental science
  • geology
  • applied science
  • geochemistry
  • industrial chemistry

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and at least two years of relevant experience. 

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

You need to submit a personal statement of at least 200 words with your application. This should highlight why you would like to undertake the course.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Academic Secretary
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6605
Email: snes.programme.enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

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