Overview 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-ecological environment and wishes to contribute to sustainable development. You will develop your research, communication, teamwork, and analytical skills – giving you the necessary skills for a career with environmental consultancies, decision-makers, regulators, statutory consultees, and NGOs, amongst others. About This Course 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
Dissertation; environmental assessment effectiveness; research skills; theory of environmental assessment; climate change: physical science basis; energy and climate change; environmental pollution - science, policy and management; evidence-based biodiversity conservation; gis and its applications for modelling ecological and environmental change; modelling environmental processes; natural resources and environmental economics; ocean observing systems; oil and gas engineering; research topics in earth science; science, society and sustainability; stable isotope geochemistry; statistics and modelling for scientists using r; sustainable consumption; team energy project.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Environmental Auditors Registration Association
Applicants require a good 1st degree at minimum 2.1 level or equivalent in a related discipline and/or relevant work experience. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£10500||Whole course|
Additional fee information
UEA offers a limited number of scholarships for International students of up to 50 per cent of the value of tuition fees; these awards are based on academic merit.