Environmental Sciences

BSc GEOPHYSICS

Key details 

BSC GEOPHYSICS

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F663
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

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

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

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

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 3

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

Your final year will include a research project, which will be assessed through your dissertation. 

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

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

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

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.

Modules in this range are core, which means they have to be passed and are not eligible for compensation. Students will select one of either ENV-5004B or ENV-5005K. Students must submit a request to the School for a place on the field courses.

Assessment for Year 2

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

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work. 

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 a combination of coursework, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

Your final year will include a research project, which will be assessed through your dissertation. 

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work. 

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, or BBB with an A in the Extended Project, including Mathematics. Science A-levels must include 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. Acceptable pathways: Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction.

BTEC

DDM in Applied Science, Applied Science (Medical Science), Environmental Sustainability or Countryside Management alongside grade B A-Level Mathematics. Excluding BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services and Business Administration.

Scottish highers

AAABB including grade A in Mathematics.

Scottish highers advanced

BCC including Mathematics.

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3 including Mathematics.

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 Mathematics.

European Baccalaureate

75% including grade 7 in Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate

32 points including HL5 in Mathematics.

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

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.  Science A Levels must include 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.

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) 

Alternative Entry Requirements

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. 

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.

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. Please click here to see our full list

INTO University of East Anglia  

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: 4479054

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

View our information about Additional Course Fees. 

Course Reference Number: 4479054

How to Apply

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

 

UCAS Apply is an 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. 

Course Reference Number: 4479054
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
F663
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
3
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