Northumbria University

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Reconstruction

This programme offers a remarkable opportunity to learn cutting-edge technological techniques underpinned by advanced theoretical knowledge from some of the world's foremost authorities in environmental monitoring, modelling and reconstruction. Hands-on experience of higher-level skills in environmental monitoring will begin with a week-long field trip to the Arctic at the start of the course, where you will be immediately immersed in this thriving and inspiring research culture. Over the following twelve months you will continue to develop your practical skills and theoretical understanding of contemporary measurements, by intertwining it with reconstruction of past environments and computer modelling of the behaviour of past and future environmental systems. Our applied approach will allow graduates from any scientific background to develop the in-demand skills and theoretical understanding to succeed in industry, consultancy or further academic research.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in relevant subjects including geography, natural and earth sciences, as well as physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, mathematics, or computing related subjects. Applicants with professional or voluntary experience will also be considered. International qualifications If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit English Language requirements International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus NE1 8ST North East

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