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MSc Environmental Assessment and Management

MSc Environmental Assessment and Management

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Environmental Assessment Environmental Analysis Environmental Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Prepare for a career in environmental management with this vocational course that focuses on the key skills involved.

You’ll learn from international experts how to properly evaluate the potential impacts of proposed policies, plans or projects, drawing on best practice from around the world. Learn through doing, based on an approach of applying theory in practice on a weekly basis, and through a field course.

This course is ideal for anyone who values the socio-economic environment and wishes to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development.

You will develop your research, communication, teamwork, and analytical skills - giving you the necessary skills for a career in environmental consultancies, decision makers, regulators, statutory consultees, and NGOs, amongst others.

OVERVIEW

On this MSc course you’ll explore why and how we use environmental assessment, the consequences of good and bad practice and what different stakeholders expect from it.

You’ll investigate case studies to clearly illustrate how environmental assessment works to deliver more sustainable outcomes. These include (amongst others):

  • Planning a strategy for a new deep coal mine
  • Planning a stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Working out the likely impacts of a biomass power station
  • Conducting a phase 1 habitat survey
  • Carrying out a sustainability appraisal of a land use plan

You’ll learn to connect the environmental process with the operational stages of development by examining environmental management plans to ensure the findings are implemented. And you’ll experience the challenges associated with developing and applying practical skills by conducting fieldwork in all weathers, interviewing members of the public, presenting findings in front of your peers, and writing environmental management plans allocating responsibilities and timings.

Different course options

Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module provides support and training for the dissertation to ensure that the necessary research is well planned in advance. Advice is given on how to make the best use of UEA library resources, how to undertake a literature review, ethics procedures and how to write a dissertation proposal. A substantial part of semester one is devoted to how to use statistics for the analysis of different types of projects. Supporting lectures and practicals in social science research skills are provided in semester two. These include: social science research design; questionnaire survey design; interviewing techniques; focus groups methods and techniques analysing qualitative data. This module must be taken before the Dissertation Module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts and/or related work experience.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries.Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more