School of Biology
School of Psychology
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
For the MSc you take eight compulsory modules (80 credits), a further 20 credits of optional modules and complete a research project, often with an environment establishment, leading to a thesis (80 credits). For the Diploma you take the same 100 credits of taught modules, but complete a short 20-credit, library-based dissertation.
Compulsory modules include: environment and habitat assessment field class; ecological survey techniques; sustainable development and environmental change; the environment business; environmental assessment û land and water resources; foundations of environmental law and policy; project planning; and quantitative techniques, experimental design and data analysis.
Optional modules include: GIS and remote sensing; contaminated land; hydroecology; pesticides û uses and environmental properties; ecosystem management; trees û growth, management and environmental impacts; environmental systems modelling; environmental toxicology; tropical environments, ecology and land use.
You may be asked to contribute to the cost of essential field classes; some financial assistance may be available.