University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Environmental Sciences

The School brings together natural scientists, social scientists, geographers, economists and so on in the same building to work together to understand the way in which environmental and human systems interact with each other; research centres allied to the school include: the Climatic Research Unit; the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment; the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; the Laboratory for Global Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry; as well as external research initiatives and community and business links; research specialities range from climate research to environmental politics and risk perception; research interests include: air; water and soil pollution; aquatic ecology; atmospheric chemistry and physics; climate change science; coastal and estuarine processes; earth system science; ecosystem and countryside management; energy studies and policy; environmental economics; environmental impact assessment; environmental management and policy; environmental microbiology; geology; geomorphology; geophysics and geochemistry; health and epidemiology; human geography; hydrology and hydrogeology; landscape ecology; marine and freshwater chemistry; marine ecology; meteorology and climatology; paleoclimate studies; physical oceanography; recycling and waste management; remote sensing and geographic information systems; resource, agricultural and forestry economics; risk and risk management; rural and urban planning; soil science; sustainable development; tectonics and sedimentology; vulcanology; recent thesis titles include: an integrated framework for natural hazard mitigation and development planning in the eastern Caribbean; assessing the willingness to pay for water supplies in Mexico City: consumers and decision-makers' perspectives; extreme daily temperature and precipitation events in western Europe and the role of atmospheric circulation; acrylic acid: the forgotten part of the dimethyl sulphide story; the use of climate model data to understand palaeoclimate environments in the UK.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have, or expect to have, at least a 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in either a science or social science discipline such as biology, chemistry, computing, economics, engineering, environmental sciences, geography, geology, mathematics, physics and social science; if the applicants 1st language is not English they must have IELTS 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each component.) or equivalent.

Sponsorship information

Each school has funding for some projects; eligibility rules may apply; UEA offers a limited number of ISF scholarships, up to 50 per cent of tuition fees, to excellently qualified overseas (non-EU) students each year; these awards are based on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 15,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 15,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (EU fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 1,998 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

Key information

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