Environmental Sciences

BA GEOGRAPHY WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Key details 

BA GEOGRAPHY WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
L704
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

At the end of each year, you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assessment. That could be a coursework essay, project or an exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice. 

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Assessment for Year 2

At the end of each year, you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assessment. That could be a coursework essay, project or an exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice. 

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Register interest   
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Assessment for Year 3

At the end of each year, you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assessment. That could be a coursework essay, project or an exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 4

At the end of each year, you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assessment. That could be a coursework essay, project or an exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

At the end of each year, you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assessment. That could be a coursework essay, project or an exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 2

At the end of each year, you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assessment. That could be a coursework essay, project or an exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 3

At the end of each year, you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assessment. That could be a coursework essay, project or an exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 4

At the end of each year, you’ll be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module, you will have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assessment. That could be a coursework essay, project or an exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. The University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB

T Levels

Obtain an overall Pass including a B in the core of the T Level and a Distinction in the Occupational Specialism. Accepted subjects: Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction, or Science.

BTEC

DDM

Scottish highers

AAABB.

Scottish highers advanced

BCC.

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3.

Access course

Pass Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3.

European Baccalaureate

75%

International Baccalaureate

32 points

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE. 

Additional entry requirements

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.   Where applicable Science A Levels awarded by an English Exam board require a pass in the practical element.

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes such as BA Geography and International Development with a Foundation Year.

Important note 

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled. 

International Requirements

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. View our International Students pages for specific information about your country. 

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree: 

 International Foundation in Pharmacy Health and Life Science 

 International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences 

 International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering 

 International Foundation in Business Economics Society and Culture  

 International Foundation in Humanities and Law 

 

 

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading): 

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) for year 1 entry

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components) for year 2 entry 

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:   

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.  

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.  

Intakes

This course is open to UK and International applicants. The annual intake is in September each year.  

Course Reference Number: 6774844

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees 

See our Tuition Fees page for further information.  

Scholarships and Bursaries 

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.  

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

 

Course related costs

Field courses are available throughout your course. We fully subsidise the cost of one residential field course. The others are 50% subsidised and cost £250–£1,000 depending on destination and duration. These costs cover accommodation, meals and transport. 

Details for individual field courses are given on the information page for the relevant module. 

You are eligible for reduced fees during your Placement Year. Further details are available on our Tuition Fees webpages

There may be extra costs related to items such as travel and accommodation during your year in industry, which will vary depending on location. 

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 6774844

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub.  

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. 

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started.  

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges. 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information: 

How to apply through UCAS 

Course Reference Number: 6774844
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
L704
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
4
Learn to tackle today’s biggest global challenges, from climate change, resource management and urban change to health, migration and poverty. On this course, you’ll study how we can manage our dwindling resources, how we might deal with population growth in our cities, and how we can all live more sustainably. If you’re eager to address the planet’s human, societal and environmental challenges, and the interactions between them, this is the course for you. This course also includes a placement year – the chance to put your skills to the test in a live working environment.

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