Environmental Sciences

MSci ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES WITH A YEAR ABROAD

Assessment for Year 1

We use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work. 

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2, 3 and 4 are weighted 20:30:50 to determine your final degree mark. 

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Assessment for Year 2

We use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work. 

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2, 3 and 4 are weighted 20:30:50 to determine your final degree mark. 

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Assessment for Year 4

We use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work. 

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2, 3 and 4 are weighted 20:30:50 to determine your final degree mark. 

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Assessment for Year 1

We use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work. 

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2, 3 and 4 are weighted 20:30:50 to determine your final degree 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 should select 60 credits per semester. Note that summer field courses count within SEM 1.

Assessment for Year 2

We use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work. 

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2, 3 and 4 are weighted 20:30:50 to determine your final degree mark. 

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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 may only select one further SEM1 or YEAR module in addition to ENV-7026Y, plus a summer field course if desired. This is to ensure sufficient Research Training Project work in SEM1.

Assessment for Year 4

We use various assessment methods across the different modules, contributing in various proportions towards your overall module mark. 

Coursework assessment methods include essays, projects, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, seminars, presentations, posters and blogs. We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work. 

All module credits contribute equally towards the mark for the year, and years 2, 3 and 4 are weighted 20:30:50 to determine your final degree 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

AAB, or ABB with an A in the Extended Project, including one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.

T Levels

Obtain an overall Pass including an A in the core of the T Level and a Distinction in the Occupational Specialism. Acceptable pathways: Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction.

BTEC

DDD in Applied Science, Applied Science (Medical Science), Environmental Sustainability or Countryside Management. Excluding BTEC Public Services, Uniformed Services and Business Administration.

Scottish highers

AAAAA including one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics.

Scottish highers advanced

BBC including one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics.

Irish leaving certificate

4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3 including one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics.

Access course

Pass Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 credits in either Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics.

European Baccalaureate

80% including grade 7 in one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics.

International Baccalaureate

33 points including HL5 in either Geography, Maths, 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

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 Pharmacy Health and Life Science (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering (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. 

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: 4479082

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

The optional residential field courses in the second and fourth years require a student contribution (currently £200–£500 for UK/Europe, up to £1300 outside Europe) towards the costs of accommodation, meals and transport. You can find details for individual field courses in the module information. 

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

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

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

Course Reference Number: 4479082

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: 4479082
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Sciences
UCAS course code
F76A
Entry Requirements
AAB
Understanding and protecting our environment has never been so important. On this degree, you’ll explore some of the most critical subjects affecting the planet today, from climate change and pollution to environmental treaties, energy consumption, and volcanic eruptions. Study with us, and help save the world! On this integrated Master’s variant of the course, you can take your studies to the next level with a year of postgraduate study, and a year abroad will give you the chance to put your skills to the test on the international stage, as you explore another culture alongside your studies. Our MSci Environmental Sciences with a Year Abroad is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). This course is ranked in the top 25 for Earth and Marine Sciences by 'The Guardian 2021', and in the top 30 for Geography and Environmental Science by 'The Complete University Guide 2022'.
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