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MSc Agricultural and Environmental Science

Newcastle University

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

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.

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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
£30,600 Per Year

International student tuition fee

1 year


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time