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Agricultural and Environmental Science MSc

Agricultural and Environmental Science MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Science Agricultural Science

Course type


Course Summary

Our Agriculture and Environmental Science MSc can help you develop a career in sustainable farming systems, environmental management and rural development.

About this course

This course will develop your understanding of the interaction between agriculture and the environment. There is an emphasis on sustainability and the ecological consequences of unsound management. It gives you the skills for a career related to:

sustainability in farming systems
environmental management
rural development

The course consists of compulsory and optional modules. This gives you the opportunity to tailor your studies to your personal interests.

What you'll learn

What you'll learn

You will develop knowledge and skills in core concepts such as:

sustainable development and environmental change
quantitative techniques
experimental design
data analysis
assessment of land use capability
habitat potential
risks of water pollution
soil quality
ecosystem services
analysis, interpretation and presentation of field data
science, policy and action underlying climate change and land use

Your development

As part of your studies, you will undertake a major research project. It might be like projects you experience in the workplace. You will be supported in designing and delivering a project based on a laboratory or field-based investigation. You will collect, analyse and interpret data to produce a thesis. Your research project and thesis may be based overseas.

Different course options

Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module aims to support student transition to postgraduate study and, in particular, to introduce students to the research, planning, analytical and scientific writing skills to produce MSc-level assignments and dissertations.
NES8002 Research Dissertation Project - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as: agronomy (crop production); biological sciences; earth sciences; geography; environmental sciences; agricultural sciences; zoology. We also consider applicants on an individual basis with degrees in other areas, and those with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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