Environmental Sciences

MSc ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Key details 

MSC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

Depending on the modules you choose, we’ll use different methods of assessment to test your intellectual skills. These include essays, seminar presentations, position papers, short reports, problem sheets, mini-projects and an independent project report. You’ll perfect your ability to present arguments in a concise and coherent manner – a transferable skill that will prepare you for either vocational or research oriented careers.

We’ll assess your practical skills mainly through your coursework. In essays and reports we’ll look for the skill with which bibliographic material has been obtained and discussed within the context of the assignment. You’ll also complete problem-solving and project-based work, which allows us to assess your numerical and practical skills.

We’ll assess your transferable skills mainly based on your research project proposal, which you’ll submit in support of your independent project. Your independent project and accompanying dissertation will give us an assessment of your overall skills and ability as an environmental scientist.

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Assessment for Year 1

Depending on the modules you choose, we’ll use different methods of assessment to test your intellectual skills. These include essays, seminar presentations, position papers, short reports, problem sheets, mini-projects and an independent project report. You’ll perfect your ability to present arguments in a concise and coherent manner – a transferable skill that will prepare you for either vocational or research oriented careers.

We’ll assess your practical skills mainly through your coursework. In essays and reports we’ll look for the skill with which bibliographic material has been obtained and discussed within the context of the assignment. You’ll also complete problem-solving and project-based work, which allows us to assess your numerical and practical skills.

We’ll assess your transferable skills mainly based on your research project proposal, which you’ll submit in support of your independent project. Your independent project and accompanying dissertation will give us an assessment of your overall skills and ability as an environmental scientist.

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Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent)

Degree subject

Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences or related disciplines. It is also suitable for graduates with single-discipline degrees in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Computing, Engineering, Economics and Politics.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in all components)

  • PTE (Pearson): 58 (minimum 42 in all components)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

 

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 663582

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the academic year 2020/21 are:

  • UK/EU Students: £7,850

  • International Students: £16,400

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for UK/EU students).

We estimate living expenses at £1,015 per month.

SCHOLARSHIPS

A variety of Scholarships may be offered to UK/EU and International students. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Please click here for more detailed information about funding for prospective students.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 663582

How to apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 663582
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
1
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