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University of East Anglia UEA

Environmental Sciences

UCAS Code: F900
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Subjects
  • Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments
Student score
93% HIGH
% employed or in further study
91% MED
Average graduate salary
£19.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Must be in a relevant subject area.

International Baccalaureate
32

Two Higher Level subjects at Grade 5, including one from Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Economics, Geology and Geography.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

92%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Weâ??re one of the most highly respected Environmental Sciences departments in the world, globally renowned for teaching, research and student satisfaction. Our school is ranked 4th in the UK and in the top 35 worldwide (QS World University Ranking, 2016), and coming top of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework for research impact. Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences, this course explores the how the components of the natural environment function and the social, political and cultural processes that impact it. Our Environmental Sciences degree offers a massive range of optional modules, giving you the opportunity to discover many fascinating areas of the environment and tailor your studies to your own interests. We also offer excellent field work opportunities in a wide range of environments, ensuring that you graduate with the relevant training to become an environmental scientist.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to environmental sicences; statistics for environmental scientists, introductory computing for envrionmental scientists, environmental research design; mathematics, independent essay; 1st year field course; options include: solid earth; earth's surface processes; atmospheric and oceans, environmental chemistry; envrionmental biology; environment and society; basic chemistry; basic enviromental physics; further mathematics; further mapping. Years 2 and 3: Core units include: environmental sciences project; research skills; global environmental change; options include: oceanography and meteorology; climatology; aquatic ecology; sedimentology; applied geophysics; population and community ecology; geophysical modelling; geochemical cycling; pollution, toxicology and chemistry; energy conservation management; palaeoclimatology; minerals and the environment; energy conservation; risk assessment and management; atmospheric physics and weather forecasting.

University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
51%
49%

Year 1

36%
64%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 100%
Student score 93% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
29% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
387 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 91% MED
Average graduate salary £19.8k MED
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

8%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

7%

Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has been difficult for some environmental scientists, with jobs and funding cuts, so bear that in mind when you look at the figures. This is also one of those subjects where graduates don’t usually go to London to work, so if you want to work in East Anglia or the South West – or overseas – this might be a good subject. Graduates tend to get jobs in the environment, in surveying and as lab technicians, but, like a lot of other subjects, if you want a job in research, start planning to take a doctorate. The stats also include a small number of oceanographers and meteorologists.
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