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University of East Anglia UEA

Meteorology and Oceanography

UCAS Code: F790

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Including Mathematics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

Including 12 level 3 credits in Mathematics.

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

Including Higher Level 6 in Mathematics and Higher Level 6 in one other subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

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

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

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

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

136

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

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Meteorology

Ocean sciences

The University of East Anglia is currently the only University in the UK where it is possible to 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 four-year degree course is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Because the degree programme is taught jointly between the Schools of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics, you will have an opportunity to choose from a range of module options, enabling you to pursue either a wide portfolio of subjects or specialise in a particular area. You'll also study advanced, Masters-level modules in your final year and complete an in-depth research project.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.**Course Structure**In your first three years, youll follow the same course structure as the BSc Meteorology and Oceanography programme. In your final year youll study a range of Masters level modules, as well as completing a substantial piece of independent research on a topic that matches your interests.**Year 1**Youll learn the general scientific principles governing our environment in modules including Understanding the Dynamic Planet and Atmosphere & Oceans. Youll also take multi-disciplinary modules from the wider Faculty of Science to help you develop essential analytical skills, including Maths for Scientists and Field Skills.**Year 2**In your second year youll take a range of compulsory scientific modules, including Meteorology and Ocean Circulation. And youll continue to develop your expertise in mathematical theory through the Mathematics for Scientists module. The optional meteorological field course gives you the chance for hands-on study in the Lake District.**Year 3**In your third-year research project youll investigate a specialist area in professional depth with one-to-one support from an academic supervisor. Alongside this youll choose from a range of modules on oceans and the atmosphere, looking at the climate system and atmospheric or marine chemistry. Youll also get the chance to choose a module from another science school.**Year 4**In your final year youll carry out a substantial piece of independent research in a topic that matches your interests. Alongside this youll choose from a range of optional advanced Masters level modules.**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 9 core modules. Year 2 consists of 4 core modules. Year 3 consists of 1 core module and a range of optional modules. Year 4 consists of 1 core module 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
£19,400
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
Meteorology
87%
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.

Earth 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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
11%
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.

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?

What about your long term prospects?

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

Meteorology

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

£19k

£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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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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