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University of East Anglia UEA

Meteorology and Oceanography

UCAS Code: FF97

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

or ABC including Mathematics grade B. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

Including 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics.

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

Including Higher Level 5 in Mathematics. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Applied Science or Applied Science (Medical Science) preferred, Environmental Sustainability or Countryside Management is acceptable. Excluding Public Services. Only accepted alongside Mathematics A-level grade B. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

Including Mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Including Mathematics grade A. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

UCAS Tariff

120-147

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

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Environmental sciences

Meteorology

Ocean sciences

**About This Course**

How does our atmosphere work? How do scientists predict the weather? What is our impact on the Earth’s climate system? How do oceans work and how do they interact with our atmosphere?

Explore how it all links together with this unique degree that brings together two disciplines. Together they’re essential for understanding the Earth’s climate system, our impact upon it, and how to make predictions about weather and climate.

You will be taught jointly by our Environmental Sciences and Mathematics departments. Both are highly ranked for their research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework we were ranked first in the UK for the impact of our world-leading research in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Times Higher REF2014 analysis), so you’ll benefit from our academics’ diverse and world-class expertise.

**Overview**

The University of East Anglia is currently the only university in the UK where you can study these two specialist subjects side-by-side in a combined degree format. The course is designed to provide you with a deeper insight into how the atmosphere and oceans work and interact. This approach gives you a detailed understanding of the Earth's climate system, alongside the impact of human society on the atmospheric and oceanic systems.

This degree course is accredited by both the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the Royal Meteorological Society.

Because the degree programme is taught jointly between the Schools of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics, you will have the opportunity to choose from a range of module options, enabling you to either pursue a wide portfolio of subjects or specialise in a particular area.

Field courses in Oceanography and Meteorology provide you with valuable hands-on experience designing experiments and working with scientific instrumentation. You will also benefit from our own in-house weather forecasting company, Weatherquest, which provides valuable teaching support and an opportunity to spend a week working in order to gain commercial awareness of the meteorological industry.

Some of our Meteorology and Oceanography students have also gained valuable experience on research cruises whilst conducting the fieldwork for their final year project.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Modules

Year 1 consists of 13 core modules and a range of optional modules. Year 2 and 3 consists of 5 core modules and a range of optional modules.

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
£19,800
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.

81%
med
Environmental sciences
79%
med
Meteorology
81%
med
Ocean 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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

82%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Physical geographical sciences

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

75%
Library resources
82%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Earth 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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Conservation and environment professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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