f8c1 - Enviro Sci (Ecosystem Management) MEnv

Environmental Sciences (Ecosystem Management) MEnvSci Honours

UCAS Code: F8C1 (full time: 4 Years)

Course Overview

In this degree you study a core curriculum in the environmental sciences before taking a fourth year of advanced study at Master's level, specialising in ecosystem management.

Students undertake field work.

At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
MEnvSci Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB-BBB
IB: 32 points

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The first three years of this degree follow the same programme as our Environmental Sciences BSc Honours degree.

In the final year you specialise in: experimentation; wildlife surveying and monitoring techniques; habitat and species management methods; and writing management and action plans.

Specialist topics include:

  • environment and habitat assessment
  • biodiversity conservation: policy and practice
  • ecological survey techniques

Highlights of this degree

Related Degrees

  • Environmental Science BSc Honours

    Environmental science is the study of the whole environment. It covers biological organisms, our physical environment, and the interactions between them. This wide-ranging degree also includes topics such as environmental law.

  • Environmental Sciences (Clean Technology) MEnvSci Honours

    In this degree you study a core curriculum in the environmental sciences before taking a fourth year of advanced study at Master's level, specialising in environmental management and sustainable development.

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Course Details

Modules for 2019 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2019 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2020 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2020).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

You also take 20 credits from the following list:

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You select 60 credits from the following list:

To progress to Stage 3 of this degree programme, you are required to obtain an average over all modules taken at Stage 2 of at least 55, with no more than 20 credits lower than 50.

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You select 90 credits from the following list:

To progress to Stage 4 of this degree programme, you are required to obtain an average over all modules taken at Stage 3 of at least 55, with no more than 20 credits lower than 50.

Stage 4

Compulsory modules

        Entry Requirements

        All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

        If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

        The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

        Undergraduate Admissions Policy

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        Environmental Science careers

        The environmental sector has grown rapidly over the last decade. Increasing environmental legislation means there are many new employment areas in industry and the public sector.

        Our graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of organisations including the European Parliament, Meteorological Office and Oxfam.

        Our Countryside Management and Rural Studies graduates most commonly end up in land-based and environmental careers, such as:

        • chartered surveying
        • as a rights of way officer
        • as part of a local conservation team working for local authorities, charities and pressure groups

        Additionally, government organisations and private firms provide openings for agricultural or environmental advisers.

        Our environmental science graduates undertake roles such as environmental consultancy and environmental engineering, and find employment with:

        • conservation bodies such as Natural England
        • the Environment Agency
        • water companies
        • local government environmental health departments
        • other environmental protection agencies

        Our graduates have also successfully pursued careers in teaching, and non-environmental careers such as accountancy, banking, retail and personnel management, the armed forces, the police force, the Inland Revenue and other Civil Service departments, journalism and publishing.

        The scope and flexibility of our degrees means there are also opportunities for postgraduate training at Newcastle University and other research institutes.

        Find out more about the career options for Environmental and Rural Studies from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

        What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

        See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

        The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

        Careers and employability at Newcastle

        Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

        96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

        85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

        We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

        Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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        • institution code - N21

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