Natural Sciences

BSc NATURAL SCIENCES

Key details 

BSC NATURAL SCIENCES

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
CFG0
Entry Requirements
AAA
Duration (years)
3

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 3

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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Students must select 120 credits of modules in their first year. There should be an equal balance of module credits across both semesters, with 60 credits in semester one (SEM1) and 60 credits in semester two (SEM2). This balance can be achieved by selecting the same number of credits from both Options Range A and Options Range B, with the remainder from Options Range C.Students are required to take at least 80 credits each from two of the following major subjects by the end of their final year: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Physics.

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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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 are required to take at least 80 credits each from two of the following major subjects by the end of their final year: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. At least 100 credits of the modules taken in Year 2 should be at Level 5.

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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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 complete at least 80 credits in their two major subjects by the end of Year 3. 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 Year 3 students are expected to take a minimum of 60 credits at level 6 in addition to the Natural Sciences project.

Assessment for Year 3

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   
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

AAA including two Science A-Levels from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT or AAB including two science A-levels from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT with an A in the Extended Project

BTEC

DDD in Applied Science, or Applied Science (Medical Science) is acceptable. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration

Scottish highers

AAAAA including two Sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT

Scottish highers advanced

BBB including two Sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT

Irish leaving certificate

6 subjects at H2 including two Sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology 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

Overall 82% including 85% in two Sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT

International Baccalaureate

34 points including HL 6 in two Sciences from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT

GCSE offer

GCSE English Language grade C/4 and GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or above.

Additional entry requirements

Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

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

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.

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for this course, our partner INTO UEA offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a foundation programme and an interview. 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

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS : 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
  • We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

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

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient 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: 1545249

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

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

Course Reference Number: 1545249

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 system 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 must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number 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: 1545249
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
CFG0
Entry Requirements
AAA
Duration (years)
3
Biology alone will not beat cancer; environmentalists alone will not mitigate global warming: scientific advances are forged through shared knowledge and collaboration. By studying Natural Sciences you’ll gain an appreciation of complex scientific concepts, and be able to approach them from more than one angle. Our radically interdisciplinary Natural Sciences programme gives you the opportunity to create your own unique degree, crossing conventional boundaries and tailoring your learning to suit your interests from across the sciences. You could study any combination of biology, chemistry, computing, environmental sciences, mathematics and physics, with knowledge from one complementing the other.
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