Environmental Geoscience MRes
Key Course Facts
The programme is strongly research-focused. You will develop the advanced skills and knowledge required for further academic study or research-focused industry roles.
About this course
The programme spans all aspects of environmental geosciences, including:
environmental monitoring and management
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:
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.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Foundation / Pathway Courses
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Environmental Geoscience MRes, MRes, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Here are the academic and English language requirements you need to study on this course. 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. Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements. Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of Newcastle University in top UK and global rankings.
About Newcastle University
Founded in 1834, Newcastle University is located in the small city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Less than an hour’s bus ride from the coast, this institution of higher education offers Undergraduates modern lecture theatres, state-of-the-art laboratories, and spaces for socialising and for being creative such as their Fine Arts Hub. Postgraduate students have their own library, complete with a laptop loan system and assistance from knowledgeable librarians to ensure that students have every means of succeeding.
Student composition of Newcastle University