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Newcastle University

Environmental Resource Assessment MSc

Newcastle University
In Newcastle Upon Tyne ()

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Typology Postgraduate
  • Postgraduate

Profile Increased environmental degradation and legislation, and a drive for greater environmental protection have created a demand for scientists skilled in environmental resource assessment and problems associated with their exploitation. This course gives you the skills required for careers in the environmental assessment industry, or organisations with a statutory involvement in the environment.      

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Modules Compulsory modules
  • ACE8024 Forest Ecology and Management
  • ACE8028 Land Resources - Assessment and Management
  • ACE8030 Environment and Habitat Assessment Field Class *
  • ACE8041 Ecosystem Management
  • ACE8045 Ecological Survey Techniques
  • ACE8121 Postgraduate Skills 1: Project Proposal
  • ACE8122 Postgraduate Skills 2: Data Analysis
  • ACE8123 Postgraduate Skills 3: Literature Review
  • ACE8195 MSc Dissertation in Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
  • BIO8014 GIS and Remote Sensing

* Field course takes week 11 - field based intensive week

Optional modules

You will take a further 30 credits choosing one from section A, B and C:


  • ACE8042 Biodiversity Conservation: Policy and Practice
  • ACE8108 Innovations in Agriculture Technology and Engineering to Support Sustainable Production


  • ACE8049 Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation
  • ACE8082 The Contested Environment
  • SPG8013 Environmental Impact Assessment


  • BIO8006 Field Identification Skills *

* Module runs after week 12 - field based intensive week

Modules might change for your year of entry.

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as:

  • biological sciences
  • earth sciences
  • geography
  • environmental sciences
  • agricultural sciences

You will be considered on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant industry experience.

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