What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
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.
Only accepted in combination with 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.
In relevant subject, please see UEA website for further details. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
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.
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 offers92%
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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Study the relationships between the solid Earth, human society and environmental processes. Gain experience using the principles of geology and physical geography to explore areas such as Earth cycles, fossil fuels, geochemistry, earthquakes, volcanoes, geomorphology and hydrogeology. Field work will form an essential part of your training. As your studies progress you will explore relationships between the dynamic Earth and other disciplines in geography and across the environmental sciences, an opportunity not usually available in traditional geology departments.
Our degree covers a wide range of topics from fossil fuels to volcanoes. In Year 1, you will be introduced to a range of compulsory topics which will provide the foundation to your studies. These modules include Understanding the Dynamic Planet, Global Environmental Challenges and Research and Field Skills. As your studies progress, you will study environmental relationships with other science disciplines - an opportunity which is not usually available in traditional Earth science departments. In Years 2 and 3, you will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules including Earth Science Skills, Soil Process and Environmental Issues, Earth and Life and Fossil Fuels.
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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