University of Greenwich

Degree level: Postgraduate

Natural Resources (Research)

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Course summary

Gain expertise in sustainable development from the Natural Resources Institute with an MSc by Research in Natural Resources. This research master's in natural resources is for graduates and professionals looking for greater knowledge and expertise in natural resources and sustainable development. With a better understanding of our planet's natural resources, you'll explore how to meet developmental needs without placing unsustainable demands on the environment. The emphasis is on tropical applications, which is a specialist area for the Natural Resources Institute, but the approaches are generic and may be applied globally. This MSc consists of a selection of taught courses (from our MSc Global Environmental Change and MSc Agriculture for Sustainable Development) plus an extended research project which enables you to focus on an aspect relevant to your interests. The programme provides awareness of natural resources, their management and sustainable development. You'll also understand how to apply the principles of sustainable natural resource management to your own discipline. What you should know about this course

  • The programme will introduce you to natural resources and their integration with other aspects of the natural world.
  • The emphasis is on tropical applications, which is the Natural Resources Institute’s principal specialist area.
  • Study at Medway Campus in Kent, and benefit from our renovated laboratory facilities.
  • The part-time option is available to UK/EU students only.

Course details


All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

The taught modules (60 credits) are assessed through a mixture of examinations, assignments, presentations and group work. The research project (120 credits) is assessed by a written thesis and a viva exam. This will involve an external examiner, an internal examiner and a panel chair, depending on the most appropriate method of measuring the learning outcomes.

How to apply

International applicants

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

Applicants should have either a first degree appropriate to the study of Natural Resources (for example in the agricultural, biological, or environmental sciences) or equivalent professional qualifications. If you do not have formal entry qualifications you may be admitted, depending on your work experience and responsibilities. Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. For more information, contact [email protected] or 020 8331 9000

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2022/23 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2023/24 academic year. Please follow this link for more information
Natural Resources at University of Greenwich - UCAS