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University of East Anglia UEA

Environmental Sciences

UCAS Code: F900

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including either Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Including 12 level 3 credits in either Geography, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including Higher Level 5 in either Geography, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics and Higher Level 5 in one other subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

In relevant subject, please see UEA website for further details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

Including either Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

128

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

95%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Environmental sciences

This three-year course will see you cultivate a wide range of skills and knowledge, whilst discovering how you can make a difference to our world. You will have the opportunity to build a degree that suits your interests, focusing your studies on one theme or constructing a more varied profile as you wish. Youll also gain important field skills and have the chance to put them into practice on field trips to locations such as Spain, Ireland or Greece, as well as the UK. Upon graduation you will be well equipped to follow one of a wide range of environmental careers or use your skills to pursue other graduate opportunities. You will be joining one of Europes best-respected Environmental Science schools and a degree programme that is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). That means that on graduating, you will be eligible for Associate Membership of the IES, giving you access to networking and professional development opportunities. After graduating you may choose to progress to a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status. This will demonstrate to employers your commitment to continuing to develop the knowledge and skills gained in your degree. Our course is renowned for its quality and teaching excellence. We scored 97% for overall satisfaction in Physical Geography and Environmental Science in the 2017 National Student Survey. **Course Structure** This three-year degree programme begins with a year of compulsory modules to establish your knowledge on essential topics. You will then select from optional modules in your second and third years, allowing you to direct your own studies and take as broad or focused a path as you wish. In your final year you will also undertake an independent research project on a subject of your choice. **Year 1** Our core compulsory modules will introduce you to the general scientific principles that govern our environment, and how they interact in some of the major challenges facing global society today. Youll develop your technical skills within the Research and Field Skills module, as well as in maths or quantitative skills-based modules. **Year 2** With a solid foundation built, you will now enjoy the freedom to tailor your course around your own interests. You will learn from research leaders in a range of modules across the broad areas of earth sciences, atmospheres and oceans, ecology, energy and social sciences as well as interdisciplinary and skills-based modules. **Year 3** In your final year research project youll investigate a specialist area in professional depth with one-to-one support from an academic supervisor. You will select a further four modules from a range that again spans all areas of Environmental Sciences, including topics such as climate systems, geophysical hazards and environmental consultancy. Third year field courses available to you will include Geosciences (Spain, Ireland or Greece, depending on the year) and Environmental Sciences (Spain). **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Modules

Our Environmental Sciences degree covers a wide range of topics from atmospheres and oceans to climate change and policy making. In Year 1, you will be introduced to a range of compulsory topics which will provide the foundation to your studies. Examples of these modules include Understanding the Dynamic Planet, Global Environmental Challenges and Numerical skills for Scientists. As your studies progress, you can begin to tailor your degree to your own interests. In Years 2 and 3, you will be able to choose the vast majority of your modules, examples of which include, Meteorology, Low Carbon Energy and Fossil Fuels.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Environmental Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
med
Environmental sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Environmental sciences

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Environmental sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
67%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Environmental sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£19k

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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