Environmental Sciences

BSc ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Key details 

BSC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F900
Entry Requirements
ABB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

We 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 2

We 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 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 1

We 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   
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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 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.

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

Assessment for Year 2

We 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   
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.

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 3

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

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

Scottish highers

AAABB

Scottish highers advanced

BCC

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2, 3 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 Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at level 3 including 12 credits in either Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics.

European Baccalaureate

75%, including grade 7 in one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics.

International Baccalaureate

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

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 BSc Environmental Sciences 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 Physical Sciences and Engineering (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Foundation in Pharmacy Health and Life Science (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

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: 6774597

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

The optional residential field courses in 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. 

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

Course Reference Number: 6774597

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: 6774597
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F900
Entry Requirements
ABB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
3
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