Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management

This programme focuses on wildlife conservation in Britain and Europe with a particular emphasis on agriculture, forestry and amenity. Practical management skills are emphasised through involvement in management problems on nature reserves and field courses that provide experience in species identification.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or higher, or an international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline, eg animal sciences, biology, environmental sciences, or ecology; Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Quantitative techniques, experimental design and data analysis; environmental assessment; environment and habitat assessment field class ; ecosystem management; biodiversity conservation: policy and practice; ecological survey techniques; global ecosystems, land use and environmental change; biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management research project; MSc project preparation. Optional modules: Sustainable development and environmental change; forest ecology and management; land-water interface; field identification skills; GIS and remote sensing.


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 details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

Postgraduate Office, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6900