University of East Anglia (UEA), MSc, Environmental Sciences


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee UK/ EU Fee study period Year of study
Full-time September months: 12 £15800 £7550 Whole course 2018 - 2019

Environmental Sciences is the interdisciplinary study of atmospheric, oceanic, freshwater and terrestrial environments coupled with an understanding of the interactions with human society.

It is the link between the study of natural processes, the effects of climate change and pollution, mismanagement and overexploitation of resources and other anthropogenic processes, and the desire to find ways to solve environmental problems that makes environmental sciences a particularly challenging and rewarding subject in the new millennium.

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 (GIS) provides you with a number of technical and presentational skills that are valuable in the job market. Environmental management decisions are often complex involving an assessment of risk associated with different options and learning how to participate in such decision-making is also a valuable skill.

The MSc in Environmental Sciences will offer you a range of subjects to choose from and a wide array of career options, both in postgraduate research and vocational employment. UEA 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.

In addition to the core MSc Environmental Sciences course, UEA also offers two Environmental Sciences Pathways that place particular focus on the issue of sustainability:

  • Science, Society and Sustainability
  • Ecology and Economics for Sustainability

The School of Environmental Sciences boasts leading researchers in the field of environment and sustainability. Their research is interdisciplinary, drawing on expertise in conservation, economics, human geography and political science. University conducts some of the most important climate research in the world, alongside pioneering work in meteorology, oceanography, volcanology and a whole range of interdisciplinary topics (UEA is ranked 1st in the UK for the impact of research (REF 2014)), so you’ll be working with truly world-class experts on cutting-edge topics.


International students applying to this course can be considered for one Faculty of Science half-fees scholarship (up to £8,000 for one year) or one of three £2000 scholarships. 


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The University of East Anglia is based in the vibrant city of Norwich, located in the east of England. The city is less than two hours by train from London and is a unique blend of historic English architecture and modern design, which creates a dynamic and unforgettable atmosphere.

Norwich is home to eight theatres, five museums, four cinemas, two cathedrals, four music venues and a castle. There are 300 pubs, restaurants and bars,1500 historic buildings as well as modern developments such as The Forum, which is the home of the regional BBC studio and the award-winning Millennium Library.

As a base for exploring Britain, Norwich is just a short journey from Cambridge and other key cities with coaches and trains conveniently connecting you with the rest of the UK. International students are also able to take advantage of Norwich International Airport which is conveniently located 15 minutes from campus.