Environmental Sciences

BSc ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR

Key details 

BSC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
8F90
Entry Requirements
CCC
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

During your Foundation Year we will assess your understanding through written laboratory reports, problem sheets, tests, presentations, or scientific essays.

You’ll get useful feedback on one or more formative practice exercises before summative assessments (which count towards your course marks).

During your BSc/MSci degree we will use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

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Assessment for Year 2

We will use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark.

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2 and 3 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

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Assessment for Year 3

We will use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark.

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2 and 3 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

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Assessment for Year 4

We will use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark.

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2 and 3 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

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Students will take a year long module in Environmental Sciences

Assessment for Year 1

During your Foundation Year we will assess your understanding through written laboratory reports, problem sheets, tests, presentations, or scientific essays.

You’ll get useful feedback on one or more formative practice exercises before summative assessments (which count towards your course marks).

During your BSc/MSci degree we will use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

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Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

We will use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark.

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2 and 3 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

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Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Students should select 60 credits per semester. Note that summer field courses count within SEM1.

Assessment for Year 3

We will use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark.

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2 and 3 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 4

We will use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark.

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2 and 3 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that 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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

CCC - All Science A-Levels must include a pass in the practical element.

BTEC

MMM

Scottish highers

BBCCC

Scottish highers advanced

DDD

Irish leaving certificate

6 subjects at H4

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3

European Baccalaureate

60% overall.

International Baccalaureate

28 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

General Studies and Critical Thinking A Levels are not accepted.  

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

We welcome applications from students with non-traditional academic backgrounds.  If you have been out of study for the last three years and you do not have the entry grades for our three year degree, we will consider your educational and employment history, along with your personal statement and reference to gain a holistic view of your suitability for the course. You will still need to meet our GCSE English Language and Mathematics requirements.

If you are currently studying your level 3 qualifications, we may be able to give you a reduced grade offer based on these circumstances:

  • You live in an area with low progression to higher education (we use Polar 4, quintile 1 & 2 data)

  • You will be 21 years of age or over at the start of the course

  • You have been in care or you are a young full time carer

  • You are studying at a school which our Outreach Team are working closely with

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: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

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, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 1545029

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here.

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

In your Foundation Year you will need to buy maths support material. However, much of the guided reading is available from the UEA library as textbooks or digital resources.

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

Course Reference Number: 1545029

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Course Reference Number: 1545029
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
8F90
Entry Requirements
CCC
Duration (years)
4
How can we change our behavior to reduce the effects of climate change? What controls the Earth’s natural systems? What might our landscape look like in the future? How do I write a good science report? Prepare to explore it all. On your Foundation Year you’ll gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for undergraduate level study, all within a nurturing, supportive environment. With this under your belt, you’re then able to progress to the BSc in Environmental Sciences – or other courses, such as Geography or Geophysics depending on your grades and preference. So whether you’re a mature student looking for a new career, a student who needs to strengthen their science knowledge before progressing to a BSc degree, or an international student whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry, our Foundation Year is a great route onto our science degrees.
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