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Environmental Science MPhil PhD

Environmental Science MPhil PhD

MPhil – full time: minimum 12 months, part time: minimum 24 months
PhD – full time: minimum 36 months, part time: minimum 72 months

Profile

Our environmental science research is multidisciplinary, including subjects ranging from biology to geography and geosciences. Supported by the global outlook and impact of the Newcastle Institute for Sustainability, you will have access to international experts, the latest facilities and a unique research support package to ensure your future success.

Our Research

73% of Earth Systems and Environmental Science research impact outstanding.

We offer MPhil and PhD supervision in the following subjects areas associated with environment science:

Applied and environmental biology

We conduct research on organisms and processes of commercial and environmental importance, embracing experimental approaches that encompass genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology. Our research provides evidence for the underlying molecular and physiological processes that affect animal behaviour and physiology.

Our research is driven by the desire to develop new biological systems that address health, food, energy and water security. The applied nature of our work has led to the launch of successful spin-out companies, such as Geneius. These companies offer graduate employment opportunities and make a substantial contribution to the local economy. The commercial applications that result from our research range from natural products discovery and creation of novel antimicrobials and biopesticides to sustainable methods of reducing food spoilage.

Based in the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS), our research laboratories include well-equipped molecular laboratories for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) amplification, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and facilities for the production of novel recombinant proteins, including protein engineering. Microbiological laboratories are equipped to Category 2 standard. We have the latest equipment for profiling plant leaf gas exchange and light use efficiency, high performance liquid chromatography, fluorescence and light microscopy and easy access to central facilities for confocal and electron microscopy, DNA sequencing, microarray analyses and proteomics. We also have a suite of licenced controlled environment rooms for growing transgenic plants and for housing quarantine invertebrate pests.

Applied and environmental biology research is based in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and led by academic staff with international reputations.

Environmental change and management

We study long-term system evolution and change, developing knowledge relating to the Earth’s surface and the processes that form its structure and function. We also study how human behaviour impacts on these systems and influences sustainable management.

Based in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology. you will be part of an active research community of nearly 200 social science researchers. We pride our research on being the highest academic quality with an international focus. underpinned by a concern for informing public debate and contributing to public policy formulation.

Research in physical geography is supported by a number of laboratories :

  • Newcastle Cosmogenic Isotope Facility
  • Geomorphology Laboratory
  • Chemical, paleoecology and organic chemistry laboratories
  • Spatial Analysis Laboratory

We have over 90 academic and research staff and we will ensure that your project is supervised by experts in your field.

Geosciences

Geoscience research at Newcastle is focussed on:

  • Biogeochemistry. with particular strength in microbial ecology, mineralogy, organic, inorganic and isotope geochemistry
  • Geoenergy. reflecting a balance between fossil fuels as a critical energy resource and the move towards a lower carbon global economy

Our biogeochemistry and geoenergy research forms a strong multi-disciplinary group. We also have links to the engineering community through our work on microbial processes of significance to oil and gas production such as reservoir souring.

Newcastle Institute for Sustainability

The Newcastle Institute for Sustainability (NIReS) coordinates research across traditional discipline boundaries to deliver practical, engaged solutions to real-world issues, under the banner of ‘Enough, for all, forever’. Our five areas of research excellence are:

NIReS offers PhD studentship opportunities. provides the latest research facilities and hosts a range of services that support research.

MPhil and PhD in Environmental Science (Applied and Environmental Biology, Geosciences and Sustainability)

MPhil and PhD in Environmental Science (Applied and Environmental Biology, Geosciences and Sustainability)

To study these courses you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements :

Direct Entry. IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto one of the following Pre-sessional English Language courses.

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry. IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry. IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)

You can study our Pre-sessional English Language courses at INTO Newcastle University Centre .

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

MPhil and PhD in Environmental Science (Environmental Change and Management)

MPhil and PhD in Environmental Science (Environmental Change and Management)

To study these courses you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements :

Direct Entry. IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto the following Pre-sessional English Language course.

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry. Not accepted
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry. IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

You can study our Pre-sessional English Language course at INTO Newcastle University Centre .

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You’ll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We’ll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter .

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

There are usually two possible start dates for Environmental Change and Management research degrees, although in some circumstances an alternative start date can be arranged:

There are usually three possible start dates for Environmental Biology,Geosciences, and Sustainability research degrees, although in some circumstances an alternative start date can be arranged:

There is no application closing date for this course, but specific deadlines for funding may apply.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable. but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Further application advice for Environmental Change and Management is available from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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