What will I learn?

Prepare for a career in environmental management with this vocational course that focuses on the key skills involved.

You’ll learn from international experts how to properly evaluate the potential impacts of proposed policies, plans or projects, drawing on best practice from around the world. Learn through doing, based on an approach of applying theory in practice on a weekly basis, and through a field course.

This course is ideal for anyone who values the socio-economic environment and wishes to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.

You will develop your research, communication, teamwork, and analytical skills - giving you the necessary skills for a career in environmental consultancies, decision makers, regulators, statutory consultees, and NGOs, amongst others.

OVERVIEW

On this MSc course you’ll explore why and how we use environmental assessment, the consequences of good and bad practice and what different stakeholders expect from it.

You’ll investigate case studies to clearly illustrate how environmental assessment works to deliver more sustainable outcomes. These include (amongst others):

  • Planning a strategy for a new deep coal mine
  • Planning a stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Working out the likely impacts of a biomass power station
  • Conducting a phase 1 habitat survey
  • Carrying out a sustainability appraisal of a land use plan

You’ll learn to connect the environmental process with the operational stages of development by examining environmental management plans to ensure the findings are implemented. And you’ll experience the challenges associated with developing and applying practical skills by conducting fieldwork in all weathers, interviewing members of the public, presenting findings in front of your peers, and writing environmental management plans allocating responsibilities and timings.

Which department am I in?

School of Environmental Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,400.00 (US$ 19,988) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 September 2020

Venue

University of East Anglia UEA

Norwich Research Park,

Norwich,

Norfolk,

NR4 7TJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Holders of a Bachelor degree, from an accredited institution, with a cumulative academic grade point average of 3.0 and above will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree and exceptionally PhD studies. 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

For international students

Students need to have: Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts and/or related work experience. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in all components); PTE (Pearson): 58 (minimum 50 in all components).

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About this uni

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a highly ranked British university situated in the vibrant and historical city of Norwich, UK.

  • Awarded Gold (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017-2020)
  • UK Top 15 University (The Times/The Sunday Times 2019)
  • 10th in the UK for the quality of its research outputs
  • World Top 200 (THE World Rankings 2019)