Environmental Sciences

MSci GEOPHYSICS

Assessment for Year 1

At the end of each year you will be assessed on a combination of coursework, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose.

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

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Assessment for Year 2

At the end of each year you will be assessed on a combination of coursework, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose.

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

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Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 3

At the end of each year you will be assessed on a combination of coursework, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose.

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

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Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 4

At the end of each year you will be assessed on a combination of coursework, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose.

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Assessment for Year 1

At the end of each year you will be assessed on a combination of coursework, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose.

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

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.

Modules in this range are core, which means they have to be passed and are not eligible for compensation. Students will select one of either ENV-5004B or ENV-5005K. Students must submit a request to the School for a place on the field courses.

Assessment for Year 2

At the end of each year you will be assessed on a combination of coursework, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose.

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

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 3

At the end of each year you will be assessed on a combination of coursework, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose.

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

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

At the end of each year you will be assessed on a combination of coursework, project and examination results. The balance of assessment by coursework and exam depends on the modules you choose.

We also use formative assessment throughout each module so that you can gain feedback on your skills and understanding before completing summative work.

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 including Mathematics or ABB including Mathematics with an A in the Extended Project. 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 is acceptable alongside grade B A-Level Mathematics

Scottish highers

AAAAA including Mathematics

Scottish highers advanced

BBC including Mathematics.

Irish leaving certificate

4 subjects at H2, 2 subjects at H3 including Mathematics

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 Level 3 credits in Mathematics

European Baccalaureate

80% overall including 70% in Mathematics

International Baccalaureate

33 points including HL 5 in Mathematics

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.

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 language requirements for this course, our partner INTO UEA offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a foundation programme:

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Engineering

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences 

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 fulldiploma, 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: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Review our English Language Equivalences here.

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

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

 

Course Reference Number: 1545329

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 other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 1545329

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 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 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: 1545329
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Sciences
UCAS course code
F661
Entry Requirements
AAB
Duration (years)
4
What happens inside a volcano? How can we forecast earthquakes? Why do we experience extreme weather and can we control it? Explore geophysics at an advanced level in the context of the entire Earth system. You’ll study the Earth’s many processes, from the seas and skies to the deep interior, and learn about the way they control our environment. You’ll have the choice of a significant range of modules thanks to our diverse expertise, with a particularly strongtheme in geophysical hazards. This is a highly desirable four-year degree due to the varied skills you’ll develop as well as the many industrial, governmental and academic applications of the subject. What’s more, UEA is one of the best places to study it – in the most recent Research Excellence Framework we were ranked first in the UK for the impact of our world-leading research in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Times Higher REF2014 Analysis) and have a global reputation for excellence in Environmental Sciences.
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