Taught course

Environmental Assessment and Management

Institution
University of East Anglia · School of Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

This programme is open to students with a good first degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in a related discipline and/or relevant work experience. Related disciplines cross the sciences, social sciences and arts.

For more information please see our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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 including allocating responsibilities and timings.

This course is relevant whether your background is earth sciences or social sciences. There are no specific prerequisites, as the focus is on understanding and improving environmental assessment through the core modules, and a wide range of optional modules that offer additional employability skills associated with specific impact-prediction practice.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
admissions@uea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1603 591515