Postgraduate

Agricultural and Environmental Science MSc

Agricultural and Environmental Science MSc

MSc - full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

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Our Agriculture and Environmental Science MSc can help you develop a career in sustainable farming systems, environmental management and rural development.

About this course

About this course

This course will develop your understanding of the interaction between agriculture and the environment. There is an emphasis on sustainability and the ecological consequences of unsound management. It gives you the skills for a career related to:

  • sustainability in farming systems
  • environmental management
  • rural development

The course consists of compulsory and optional modules. This gives you the opportunity to tailor your studies to your personal interests.

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Student Profile

You have the freedom to tailor your curriculum according to your preferences and for me I’ve chosen an agro-ecological concentration. This means that I have a mix of modules that focus on both farm practise and ecology.

Jonathan's student profile
Jonathan

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2019 entry

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 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

Careers

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Graduate destinations

Graduate destinations

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

Here are the fees you will pay for your course and some potential funding opportunities.

2019-2020 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

MSc

UK

Full time: £10,620
Part time: £5,310 

EU

Full time: £10,620
Part time: £5,310 

International

Full time: £22,710

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

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 and 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

Here are the academic and English language requirements you need to study on this course.

A 2:2 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as:

  • agronomy (crop production)
  • biological sciences
  • earth sciences
  • geography
  • environmental sciences
  • agricultural sciences
  • zoology

We also consider applicants on an individual basis with degrees in other areas, and those with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional 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.

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 we will deduct it from your tuition fees when you register.