Taught course

Environmental Resource Assessment

Newcastle University · School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in a relevant subject, such as biological sciences, earth sciences, geography, environmental sciences or agricultural sciences. You will be considered on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant industry experience.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

This interdisciplinary course in Environmental Resource Assessment is suitable for students with a first degree in biology, environmental science, hydrology, physical geography or a related subject.

The course is comprised of compulsory and optional modules, giving you the opportunity to tailor your studies to your personal interests. Through the compulsory modules you will develop knowledge and skills in core concepts such as:

  • environment and habitat assessment
  • ecological survey techniques
  • land-water interfaces
  • global ecosystems, land use and environmental change
  • geographical information systems and remote sensing

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Simon Peacock, Degree Programme Director, Postgraduate Office, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
+44 (0) 191 208 6900