Agricultural and Environmental Science
This course provides an interdisciplinary training in scientific principles necessary for understanding the interactions of agriculture with the environment. There is an emphasis on sustainability and the ecological consequences of unsound management. Through the taught modules and assignments students develop a flexible, technical knowledge and skills base, which is essential for a career in research, development or extension relating to problems of sustainability in farming systems, environmental management and rural development.
2.2 Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in a relevant discipline, e.g. agronomy (crop production), biological sciences, Earth sciences, geography, environmental sciences, agricultural sciences or zoology. Applicants with degrees in other areas, and those with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.
Modules include: Sustainable development and environmental change; quantitative techniques, experimental design and data analysis; environmental assessment; environment and habitat assessment field class; climate change and land use: science, policy and action; land-water interface; global ecosystems, land use and environmental change; MSc project preparation; environmental science/management dissertation. Optional modules: Forest ecology and management; ecological survey techniques; soil management in ecological and sustainable farming systems; ecological and sustainable livestock production systems; ecological and sustainable crop production systems; ecological and sustainable greenhouse crop production systems; GIS and remote sensing.
Assessment is based on a research project.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 16,265 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 3,000 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Campus||Newcastle upon Tyne||NE1 7RU||North East|
Postgraduate Admissions Secretary, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
0191 208 6900