Research course

Environmental Geoscience

Newcastle University · School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree from a UK university, or an international equivalent in a relevant subject.

Relevant subject area including, but not restricted to:

  • physical geography
  • environmental/earth/ocean sciences
  • geology
  • physics
  • natural science

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme spans all aspects of environmental geosciences, including:

  • climate change
  • environmental monitoring and management
  • ecology
  • water

You'll choose your own unique pathway and develop your skills and interests within environmental geoscience. You will explore these ideas in-depth, via your dissertation, which lets you lead and develop a research project at the forefront of research. This will be supported by expert academics from across the environmental geosciences at Newcastle University.

You will gain the advanced research skills from our scientific skills module. Our broad range of optional modules allow you to pursue your interests and build a unique portfolio of skills and knowledge.

You will gain the advanced skills required to conduct research within environmental geoscience. This will provide excellent preparation for those interested in a research-focused job and/or further academic study. Potential roles include:

  • environmental consultancy
  • environmental management
  • government agencies (eg Natural England)
  • GIS/remote sensing consultancy
  • further postgraduate study (PhD)

To help guide your choices, you attend a bespoke careers fair, which focuses on geography and environmental geoscience jobs. The fair will have a range of relevant employers and break-out sessions where you can talk to our recent alumni or meet entrepreneurs.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Jenny Dawley
+44 (0) 191 208 5200