Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management

The course teaches biodiversity conservation as applied ecology in the context of land use - agriculture, forestry and amenity. Focusing on wildlife conservation in the UK and Europe, students develop practical skills in plant identification and habitat assessment from a wide range of upland and lowland areas.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline, such as animal sciences; biology; environmental sciences; 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 Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

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