What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Including Biology or Human Biology. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.
Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
Including Biology or Human Biology. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
With Higher Level 5 in two subjects, including Biology. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers77%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Explore the key concepts of ecology and learn how organisms behave, evolve and interact with their physical and biological environments. You will study with world-leading researchers from the Schools of Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences and International Development, and from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, which is based at the University. You will learn through lectures, seminars and workshops geared towards helping you understand the theory and concepts behind evolution, behaviour, ecological services, processes and conservation. You will spend time in the laboratory, developing techniques to explore ecology, from microbes and parasites to model organisms. You will also learn in the field. Here you will perfect practical field skills and survey techniques. You will learn how to design a scientific question, complete field projects and be confident in the natural environment. You could join one of our residential field trips to Europe or Swaziland. And you will take your learning to the next level by developing your own unique, independent research, working with a member of staff to understand a system using the latest scientific techniques. You will graduate as a skilled ecologist ready to take advantage of East Anglia’s wealth of varied habitats, or range further afield to countries such as Brazil, Australia and Madagascar.
In Year 1 you will be introduced to many aspects of ecology with modules such as Biodiversity and Global Environmental Challenges. In Year 2, you will take a mixture of compulsory modules, such as Field Ecology, as well as optional modules such as Aquatic Ecology and Evolution Biology. In your final year, you will have the opportunity to take a number of optional modules such as Social Evolution, Biological Oceanography and Marine Ecology and also have the opportunity to take a field trip to East Africa.
With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.
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2:1 or above
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