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MSc Environmental Assessment and Management

Course Description

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 and 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.

Visit the MSc Environmental Assessment and Management page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Frances Kirwan

“My MSc was recognised as a big advantage when I was applying for my first job in Environmental Consultancy. Being taught in a specialist department meant I gained directly relevant knowledge and skills which are invaluable in my working life.”

Frances Kirwan Former Student


Faculty of Science Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Faculty of Science Scholarships are offered to students studying in the following subject areas:Biological Sciences
Computing Sciences
Environmental Sciences

Value of Scholarship(s)

varies depending on award


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.

Application Procedure

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 at UEA for further information.To find the Faculty of Science scholarships and funding opportunities that concern you in greater detail, please visit the link below.

Further Information


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.

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