Environmental Sciences

BSc GEOGRAPHY WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Key details 

BSC GEOGRAPHY WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F801
Entry Requirements
ABB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

We’ll use varied assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. 

For each module, you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. 

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Assessment for Year 2

We’ll use varied assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. 

For each module, you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. 

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Assessment for Year 4

We’ll use varied assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. 

For each module, you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. 

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Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

We’ll use varied assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. 

For each module, you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. 

Clearing and 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

We’ll use varied assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. 

For each module, you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. 

Clearing and 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.

Clearing and 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

We’ll use varied assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. 

For each module, you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. 

Clearing and 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 Where applicable Science A Levels awarded by an English Exam board require a pass in the practical element.

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 - Applied Science, or Applied Science (Medical Science), Environmental Sustainability or Countryside Management is acceptable

Scottish highers

AAABB including one from Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics

Scottish highers advanced

BCC including one from Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2 and 3 subjects at H3 including including one from Geography, Geology, Mathematics, 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% overall, including 70% in one from Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics.

International Baccalaureate

32 points including Higher Level 5 in either Geography, Mathematics, 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: 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. 

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:

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: 6774589

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees  

View our information for Tuition Fees. 

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. View our range of Scholarships for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

 

Course related costs

Field courses are available in every year of your course. We fully subsidise the cost of one residential field course – the others are 50% subsidised and carry a cost of around £250-£900 depending on destination and duration. These costs cover accommodation, meals and transport. 

You can find details for individual field courses in the module information. 

View our information about Additional Course Fees. 

Course Reference Number: 6774589

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: 6774589
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F801
Entry Requirements
ABB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
4
Explore the many global challenges facing our planet today – from volcanoes and landslides to climate change and the biodiversity crisis. You’ll have the opportunity to study and specialise in a variety of fascinating research areas, such as hydrology, earth surface processes, meteorology, population ecology and environmental economics. You’ll graduate with a wealth of practical skills and theoretical knowledge that will prepare you for a range of exciting careers. On your placement year, you’ll gain valuable real-world experience, putting your skills to the test and getting a taste of the post-graduate working environment.

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