Research course

Environmental Sciences

University of East Anglia · School of Environmental Sciences
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

For entry on to the MSc by research, MPhil and PhD programmes, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Our research addresses three overarching themes, namely: climate, ocean and atmospheric interactions; the governance of resources and sustainability; and geosciences and natural hazards.

Our research has major global influence. Results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) ranked us first in the UK for research impact with 88% of research ranked world-leading or internationally excellent. This is further exemplified by the QS World University Rankings 2015 where our citations’ score is bettered by only one other university in the world. Furthermore, no other university has made as substantial a contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as UEA. Our research is underpinned by excellent, well-funded facilities including the recent additions of a sea glider facility and a sea-ice chamber. Our facilities provide many opportunities for your research projects.

More information on our research.

Our research degree opportunities.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall (with min of 6.0 in each component)

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0)1603 591709