Environmental Sciences

BSc ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Assessment for Year 1

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 4 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

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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 4 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 4 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 4 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

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Assessment for Year 1

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 4 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

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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 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 4 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

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Register interest   
Apply   

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 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 4 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

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Register interest   
Apply   

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 40 credits in Semester 1 and 40 credits in Semester 2 in addition to ENV-6021Y. Note that summer field courses count within SEM1.

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 4 are weighted 40:60 to determine your final degree mark.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Apply   

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

BBB or ABC including one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics or BBC including one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics with an A in the Extended Project. Science A-Levels must include a Pass in the practical element

BTEC

DDM in Applied Science, Applied Science (Medical Science),Environmental Sustainability or Countryside Management

Scottish highers

AABBB including one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics

Scottish highers advanced

CCC including one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2 and 4 subjects at H3 including one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3 including 12 credits in either Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics

European Baccalaureate

70% overall including 70% in one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics

International Baccalaureate

31 points including HL5 in either Geography, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Additional entry requirements

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes

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

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences

 

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. 

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Review our English Language Equivalences here.

INTO UEA also offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA

English for University Study at INTO UEA

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 overseas applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 1545369

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

Residential field courses that are optional during the second and third years require a student contribution (currently £200-£500 for UK/Europe, up to £1300 outside Europe) towards the costs of accommodation, meals and transport. You can find details for individual field courses in the module information.

You are eligible for reduced fees during the year in industry. Further details are available on our Tuition Fee website. 

There may be extra costs related to items such as your 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: 1545369

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 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: 1545369
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F850
Entry Requirements
BBB
What is the evidence for climate change? How does pollution affect human health and wellbeing? How are international environmental treaties formed? How can we reduce our energy consumption in the western world? What happens inside an erupting volcano? If these are the sorts of questions that fascinate you, this degree is for you. The environment supports all aspects of our daily life but is also the source of some of the most complex and wide-ranging challenges facing human society today. The need for people who can help us respond to these challenges, whether at a global or local scale, has never been greater. This degree will help you become one of those essential people. You will explore how the components of the natural environment function and how they are affected by, and affect, our society, politics and culture.
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