Postgraduate

Biodiversity Conservation Ecosystem Mgt MSc

Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management MSc

Full time: 12 months, part time: 24 months

Profile

You study biodiversity and conservation in the context of a range of UK ecosystems including woodland, grassland and moor. You develop practical skills in habitat assessment and species identification, you develop your academic understanding, contribute to relevant research and meet local practitioners.

About this course

You’ll build up both your academic understanding and your practical skills relating to conservation, biodiversity and ecosystem management.

You will:

  • meet local people involved in national, statutory and non-governmental conservation organisations in the sector
  • develop an understanding of the sector and its issues
  • enhance your CV so that you are in a strong position in the job market, or so that you can embark upon a PhD

Also, not least, we hope you will enjoy your learning of this fascinating and extremely worthwhile subject so that you can potentially make a difference to our beautiful but threatened planet.

Quality and Ranking

We rank in the top 150 for Environmental Sciences and Agriculture and Forestry - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 

Student Profile

I’m having the opportunity to see and understand the demands conservation organisations are faced with by learning about all these new aspects of conservation.

Steven's student profile
Steven L

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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.

Fees & Funding

2020-2021 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than a year your fee maybe subjected to an annual inflationary increase.

MSc

UK

Full time: £10,950
Part time: £5,475

EU

Full time: £10,950
Part time: £5,475

International

Full time: £23,400

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

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

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline, such as:

  • animal sciences
  • biology
  • environmental sciences
  • ecology

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 is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Helen Adamson
Senior Tutor
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6915
Email: snes.programme.enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

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