School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Agricultural and Environmental Science
School of Psychology
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
For the MSc you take 70 credits of compulsory taught modules and select 30 credits of optional modules. You also complete a research project leading to a thesis (80 credits) that may be undertaken overseas. For the Diploma you take the same 100 credits of taught modules, but complete a short 20-credit, library-based dissertation.Compulsory modules include: farming systems and agroecology; sustainable development and environmental change; environmental systems and modelling; quantitative techniques, experimental design and data analysis; ecological survey techniques; environment and habitat assessment field class; environmental assessment û land and water resources. Optional modules (10 credits each) include: pesticides û uses and environmental properties; soil and water conservation; ecosystem management; GIS and remote sensing; and trees û growth, management and environmental impacts.
You may be asked to contribute to the cost of essential field classes; some financial assistance may be available.