Natural Sciences

BSc NATURAL SCIENCES WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Key details 

BSC NATURAL SCIENCES WITH A PLACEMENT YEAR

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
GCF0
Entry Requirements
AAA

Assessment for Year 1

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 33% of your final year mark. 

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Assessment for Year 2

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 33% of your final year mark. 

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Assessment for Year 4

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 33% of your final year mark.

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Register interest   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 33% of your final year 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, 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 use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 33% of your final year 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, 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.

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, 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 complete at least 80 credits in their two major subjects by the end of their final year. The Project module can count as 20 credits towards each major subject or 40 credits towards one major subject, depending on the topic chosen. In the final year students are expected to take a minimum of 60 credits at level 6 in addition to the Natural Sciences project.

Assessment for Year 4

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 33% of your final year 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, 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

AAA including two Science A-Levels from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.

BTEC

DDD - Applied Science, or Applied Science (Medical Science) is acceptable. Exclude BTEC Public Services on its own.

Scottish highers

AAAAA (please note this is only considered in combination with two Science subjects at Advanced Highers Grade B or A-Level Grade A).

Scottish highers advanced

BBB including two Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Geography or ICT.

Irish leaving certificate

6 subjects at H2 including two Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Geography or ICT.

Access course

Pass Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3 including 24 credits in two Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT.

European Baccalaureate

82% overall with 8.5 in two Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Geography or ICT.

International Baccalaureate

34 with two HL6 Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Geography or ICT.

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.

  

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 Pharmacy Health and Life Science 

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering

 

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.

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: 4479162

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

You are eligible for reduced fees during your placement year. Further details are available on our Tuition Fees webpages. 

There may be extra costs related to items such as travel and accommodation during your placement year, which will vary depending on location. 

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

Course Reference Number: 4479162

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.  

 

FURTHER INFORMATION   

 

Please contact us by email at Admissions@uea.ac.uk  or via the Admissions Live Chat Service . 

 

Course Reference Number: 4479162
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
GCF0
Entry Requirements
AAA
Create your own unique sciences degree, and study across a range of exciting disciplines. You could study any combination of biology, chemistry, computing, environmental sciences, mathematics and physics – all complimenting one another and allowing you to graduate as a well-rounded scientist with wide-ranging expertise. Scientific advances are forged through shared knowledge and collaboration, and the nature of this degree will perfectly prepare you to do your part in a variety of fields. On your placement year, you’ll gain valuable real-world experience, acquiring and developing new skills in a live working environment and increasing your employability.
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