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University of East Anglia UEA

Environmental Sciences

UCAS Code: F900
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

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.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers

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

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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

International Baccalaureate

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.

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


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


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

Immerse yourself in this diverse field with a degree that reflects the wealth of leading environmental science experts at UEA. Get a broad grounding in the subject and specialise in the areas of your choice. Benefit from an emphasis on the interdisciplinary skills needed to explore and solve today’s environmental problems. You will develop your core scientific skills through field, laboratory and classroom study of global environmental challenges. First-year options cover the Earth as a dynamic physical system, the interplay between sustainable development and biodiversity, and the crucial chemical and physical processes that shape the Earth. Then you will tailor your degree according to your interests, choosing from a substantial range of modules covering all areas of the environmental sciences. Options range from geology to ecology and from oceanography to human society and economics. In your final year, you will undertake an independent research project that matches your interests and select from specialised modules and field courses. This course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), that means you will be eligible for Associate Membership of the IES upon graduation, with the opportunity to achieve Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status.


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.

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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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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
8% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is quite a specialist degree and although graduates are more likely to go to work in the environment and conservation than anything else, it can be dependent to an extent on securing funding and so the jobs market can be competitive. This is also one of those subjects where graduates don’t usually go to London to work, so if you want to work in the south-west — or overseas — this might be a good subject. Graduates tend to get jobs in the environment, and as lab technicians. They can also be targeted to fill our serious gaps in recruitment in surveying. 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 meteorologist who are often in demand.
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