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School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
School of Psychology
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Environmental Resource Assessment
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: ecological survey techniques; environment and habitat assessment field class; GIS and remote sensing; environmental assessment û land and water resources; environmental systems and modelling; sustainable development and environmental change; and a foundation module in quantitative techniques, experimental design and data analysis. Optional modules (10 credits each) include: trees û growth, management and environmental impacts; environmental and rural resource economics; soil and water conservation; land reclamation; tropical environments ecology and land use; habitat mapping and resource assessment; environmental impact assessment; pesticides û use and environmental properties; wildlife conservation û policy and practice; and ecosystem management.
You may be asked to contribute to the cost of essential field classes; some financial assistance may be available.