University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Environmental Sciences

The course involves study of atmospheric, oceanic, freshwater and terrestrial environments coupled with an understanding of the interactions with human society; a major study area is the science of climate change and how to adapt to increasing global temperatures and the rise in sea levels; training in environmental sciences equips you with useful transferable skills; the ability to collect, analyse, interpret and present often diverse datasets and to use analytical tools such as numerical models and geographic information systems; a number of subjects are offered, and an array of career options, both in postgraduate research and vocational employment; the flexible course structure suits both students seeking to gain additional training in environmental sciences and non-environmental science graduates from related areas seeking to widen their environmental knowledge and skills; areas of expertise in the School include: earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, ecology, soil sciences and environmental economics, environmental impact assessment and management; recent dissertation titles include: potential impacts of climate change and sea-level rise on recharge and saline intrusion in northeast Norfolk; application of traditional user's knowledge to the management of tropical marine fisheries; economics of forest protected area management in Latin America.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree at minimum 2.1 level or equivalent in a suitable discipline (geography, earth and environmental sciences or related subject) required; the course is suitable for graduates with single-discipline degrees in chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, computing, engineering, economics and politics. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries. For a full list of these, as well as the qualifications / tests that we will consider, please visit our website.

Sponsorship information

UEA offers a limited number of scholarships for International students of up to 50 per cent of the value of tuition fees; these awards are based on academic merit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 18 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 18 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 18 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01603 591515