MA Environmental Sciences and Humanities

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The MA/MSc in Environmental Sciences and Humanities is an original, truly interdisciplinary one-year Master's course which combines different approaches from the sciences and humanities for thinking about our relationship with the natural world. It brings together researchers in the environmental sciences, philosophy, history and literature to develop new ways of thinking about environmental change and social transitions, and to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of our different approaches. The course is strongly orientated towards developing the insights of interdisciplinary work for policy-making.

The course begins with an intensive induction week designed to support students by prov…

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The MA/MSc in Environmental Sciences and Humanities is an original, truly interdisciplinary one-year Master's course which combines different approaches from the sciences and humanities for thinking about our relationship with the natural world. It brings together researchers in the environmental sciences, philosophy, history and literature to develop new ways of thinking about environmental change and social transitions, and to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of our different approaches. The course is strongly orientated towards developing the insights of interdisciplinary work for policy-making.

The course begins with an intensive induction week designed to support students by providing the necessary context for reflecting on interdisciplinary approaches to environmental studies. Prior knowledge of the full range of disciplines is not required. The course is then arranged around three semester-long core modules, each of which pursues an integrated approach to a key area of environmental studies.

All three of these modules are new units that are tailored specifically to the proposed degree and, with the exception of Module 1, are open only to students registered on the course. The modules explore, firstly, the understanding and measuring of environmental change, using physical and historical evidence to put contemporary changes into context; secondly, how to deal with uncertainty and risk, analysing the practical and theoretical significance of these concepts; and thirdly, competing ideas concerning the value of nature and how those values might be reconciled, ranging from economic to aesthetic and ethical evaluation.

Students will also choose one further module from a range offered by the participating schools and will undertake a supervised dissertation project over the summer period. Students can approach any willing member of staff to supervise this dissertation and negotiate an appropriate topic with him or her.

For further information, please contact Dr Rupert Read.


Course Organiser:Dr. Rupert Read
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Entry Requirements Degree Subject: Humanities, Science or Social Sciences Degree Classification: UK BA (Hons) 2.1 or equivalent 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: 7.0 (minimum 6.0 listening, 6.0 speaking, 7.0 writing and 6.0 reading)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 100 (minimum 19 listening, 21 speaking, 22 writing and 20 reading)
  • PTE (Pearson): 70 (minimum 55 listening, 55 speaking, 70 writing and 55 reading)

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

Other tests such as TOEIC and the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English are also accepted by the university. Please check with the Admissions Office for further details including the scores or grades required.

INTO UEA and INTO UEA London 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 (INTO UEA Norwich) or pseuealondon@into.uk.com (INTO UEA London).

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above then please contact university directly for further information.

Assessment

All applications for postgraduate study are processed through the Faculty Admissions Office and then forwarded to the relevant School of Study for consideration. If you are currently completing your first degree or have not yet taken a required English language test, any offer of a place will be conditional upon you achieving this before you arrive.

The University of East Anglia houses a world-leading school of environmental science, together with internationally recognised expertise in the environmental social sciences and emerging environmental humanities. The Master's in Environmental Sciences and Humanities is the only course at this level that brings together this range of expertise to train the next generation of leaders, researchers, and citizens.

In a world in which environmental concern is gradually being recognised as integrally related to all human concerns, this course aims not only to initiate and foster fundamental academic inquiry, but also to encourage practical and effective action. The course instructors are keen to share their extensive experience in bringing environmental thought to life, whether it be in the form of bringing appropriate technologies into service, transitions to sustainable living, political engagement or creative and artistic projects.

The Master's in Environmental Sciences and Humanities is the ideal gateway for anyone who wants to turn a passion for the natural world and concern for the future of humanity into a career that will forge new kinds of dialogue and engagement in sectors including conservation, the media, government, non-governmental organisations, research and education. It also offers an opportunity to those already working within these areas to further develop and share their knowledge.

Fees and Funding Tuition fees

Tuition fees for Postgraduate students for the academic year 2013/14 are £5,000 for Home/EU students and £12,500 for International Students.

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 Home/EU students).

Please note that all the above fees are expected to rise for the year 2014/15. We estimate living expenses at £600/650 per month.

Scholarships and Awards:

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities has a number of Scholarships and Awards. For further information relevant to the School of Philosophy, please click here.


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