Environmental Sciences

MSci GEOLOGY WITH GEOGRAPHY WITH A YEAR ABROAD

Key details 

MSCI GEOLOGY WITH GEOGRAPHY WITH A YEAR ABROAD

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Sciences
UCAS course code
F64B
Entry Requirements
AAB
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

Each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you to improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 2

Each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you to improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   
Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 4

Each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you to improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 1

Each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you to improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

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

Each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you to improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

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   
Virtual Open Day   

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 4

Each year you will be assessed on the basis of coursework and, for some modules, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose. 

For each module you’ll have the chance to test your skills with one or two pieces of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay, project or exam. 

You’ll get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors, helping you to improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assessment. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your teachers to help you put it into practice.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

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.

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: 4479042

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

Field courses are available in every year of your course. We fully subsidise the cost of one residential field course. The others are 50% subsidised and carry a cost to students of around £250–£400 depending on destination and duration. These costs cover accommodation, meals and transport. 

You can find out more about the field courses in the module information. 

You’re 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: 4479042

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: 4479042
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Sciences
UCAS course code
F64B
Entry Requirements
AAB
Duration (years)
4
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