Natural Sciences

MNatSci NATURAL SCIENCES

Key details 

MNATSCI NATURAL SCIENCES

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Natural Sciences
UCAS course code
CGF0
Entry Requirements
A*AA
Duration (years)
4

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 50% 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 50% of your final year mark.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

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 50% of your final year mark.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

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 50% of your final year mark.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

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 100 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 50% of your final year mark.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

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 100 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 50% of your final year mark.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

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 100 credits each from two of the following major subjects by the end of their final year: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. In Year 3 students are expected to take a minimum of 100 credits at level 6.

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 50% of your final year mark.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

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 100 credits in their two major subjects by the end of Year 4. The Final Project can count as 30 credits towards each major subject or 60 credits towards one major subject, depending on the topic chosen. In Year 4 students are required to take 120 credits of level 7 modules.

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 50% of your final year mark.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

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

A*AA including two science subjects as listed below or AAA including an A in the Extended Project. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.

BTEC

D*DD in Applied Science or Applied Science (Medical Science). Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish highers

AAAAAA including 2 Science subjects from the list below.

Scottish highers advanced

ABB including two science subjects as listed below.

Irish leaving certificate

6 subjects at H2, including two science subjects as listed below.

Access course

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3, including 24 Level 3 credits in two science subjects as listed below.

European Baccalaureate

85% overall with 85% in two science subjects as listed below.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including two HL 6 science subjects as listed below.

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.

Two A-levels (or equivalent) from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics, Environmental Science or Geography or Geology, and Information and Communication Technology.

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

You are required to have English Language at a minimum of Grade C/4 or above and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above at GCSE.

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

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 Sciences

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering

Alternative Qualifications

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

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please click here for further information.

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:

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, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 665718

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

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 other course-related costs.