The IMAE programme is an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course (EMMC) supported by the European commission. This exciting international programme involves engagement with prestigious universities while studying at the forefront of research in Applied Ecology.
Months of entry
The IMAE programme creates tomorrow’s specialists; professionals able to develop and lead ecological projects worldwide with their multi-disciplined skill set. Students of this course will complete a professional specialisation in one of several leading fields of Ecology, such as biodiversity conservation, ecotoxicology or evolutionary ecology.
During the first year of the programme students attend courses in three different EU countries and travel to Ecuador for a field trip that includes the Galapagos Islands, Ecuadorean Andes and Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. During the second year, students choose a specialisation and are based in one of the IMAE Universities supporting the programme. Fieldwork for the dissertation can also be undertaken in a number of different locations around the world.
The IMAE programme explores modules from three different Schools at UEA - Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences and International Development. This variety gives the student an opportunity to develop exceptional interdisciplinary knowledge.
Graduates of the IMAE programme have a multiple degree, depending on which universities they engaged with. A final certificate is awarded from the University of Poitiers in France stating all universities where you successfully attended courses. Notably, the second year specialisation provides a graduate with the skills necessary to develop a career in Applied Ecology with a continued multidisciplinary ethos.
Information for international students
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components); PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components).
Fees and funding
Faculty of Science Scholarships & Bursaries
On an annual basis students studying a Postgraduate course in the Faculty of Science at UEA are eligible for a selection of scholarship and funding opportunities.
Faculty of Science scholarships and/or bursaries are offered to eligible students studying in the following subject areas:
- Biological Sciences
- Computing Sciences
- Environmental Sciences
Any eligible applicant is invited to apply for a scholarship. As funds are limited you are strongly advised to apply early to avoid disappointment.
Applicants should contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office or visit the UEA website for further information on funding.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 1603 591515