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
The course is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. The course has also been accredited by the Geological Society (GeolSoc).
The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects.
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Modules for 2017 entry
- CEG8105 Solid Waste Management
- CEG8106 Groundwater Contamination and Remediation
- CEG8202 Ground Investigation - Design, Principles and Practice
- CEG8601 Research Methods
- CEG8604 Introduction to Microbiology and Microbial Transformation of Pollutants
- CEG8605 Aqueous Geochemistry
- CEG8606 Sources Fates and Control of Pollutants
- CEG8607 The Environment Business
- CEG8608 Contaminated Land
- CEG8634 Environmental Analytical Geochemistry
- CEG8705 Geographic Information Systems
- CEG8695 Consultancy Project OR
- CEG8696 MSc Project and Dissertation in Geosciences
Individual modules can be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
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
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100*
Full time: £10,200
Part time: £5,100*
*per year for the first two years of study
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.
A 2:2 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in:
- earth science
- environmental science
- applied science
- 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.
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English Language Requirements
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
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.
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.
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.