Taught course

Environmental Assessment and Management

University of East Anglia · School of Environmental Sciences

Entry requirements

Open to students with a good first degree (min 2.1 or equivalent) in a related discipline and/or relevant work experience. Related disciplines include the Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts.

Months of entry


Course content

There has been a rapid growth in Environmental Assessment requirements around the world, at both project and strategic levels, creating a need for more professionals in this field.


The focus of Environmental Assessment has shifted from the project level to the strategic level, where the implications of policies, plans and programmes are assessed. Strategic Environmental Assessment practice varies around the world and at different levels of decision making. Whatever the focus, there is a need to establish ground rules for the scope of the assessment, and an important need to apply suitable assessment methods to fully understand the potential outcomes of policy, plan or programme development.


This is a vocational course designed to provide rigorous and professional training in the broad range of skills required for Environmental Assessment. It combines theory, much of which has been developed by internationally renowned School of Environmental Science staff, with practice through collaboration with local businesses.


The School of Environmental Sciences consists of a community of researchers including students, staff and technicians. The School is the largest interdisciplinary Environmental Science department in the UK. 88% of its research is classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework. Extensive investment in UEA’s buildings and laboratories provide excellent facilities for continued research.


In Europe thousands of environmental assessments are carried out annually, and new legislation has placed obligations on many organisations to carry out strategic environmental assessments of their plans and programmes without the trained personnel to do so. This vocational course will prepare graduates to become one of those trained professionals, with a future involved in planning or authorising development proposals, plus the opportunity to make connections with local businesses throughout the degree.

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
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacy

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


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515