Environmental Sciences

MSci GEOPHYSICS

Key details 

MSCI GEOPHYSICS

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Sciences
UCAS course code
F661
Entry Requirements
AAB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

At the end of each year, you’ll 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. 

Your third and fourth years will include research projects, which will be assessed through your dissertations. 

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’ll 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.

Your third and fourth years will include research projects, which will be assessed through your dissertations.

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   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 3

At the end of each year, you’ll 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. 

Your third and fourth years will include research projects, which will be assessed through your dissertations. 

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   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 4

At the end of each year, you’ll 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. 

Your third and fourth years will include research projects, which will be assessed through your dissertations. 

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   
Open Days   

Assessment for Year 1

At the end of each year, you’ll 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. 

Your third and fourth years will include research projects, which will be assessed through your dissertations. 

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   
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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

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’ll 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.

Your third and fourth years will include research projects, which will be assessed through your dissertations.

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   
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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 3

At the end of each year, you’ll 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. 

Your third and fourth years will include research projects, which will be assessed through your dissertations. 

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   
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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Assessment for Year 4

At the end of each year, you’ll 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. 

Your third and fourth years will include research projects, which will be assessed through your dissertations. 

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   
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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

AAB including Mathematics

T Levels

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

BTEC

DDD in Applied Science, Applied Science (Medical Science), Environmental Sustainability or Countryside Management 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 credits in Mathematics.

European Baccalaureate

80% including grade 7 in Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate

33 points including HL5 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

We welcome and value a wide range of alternative qualifications.  If you have a qualification which is not listed here, please contact us via Admissions Enquiries

A-Level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.   Where applicable Science A Levels awarded by an English Exam board require 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.

Important note 

Once enrolled onto your course at UEA, your progression and continuation (which may include your eligibility for study abroad, overseas experience, placement or year in industry opportunities) is contingent on meeting the assessment requirements which are relevant to the course on which you are enrolled. 

International Requirements

We accept many international qualifications for entry to this course. View our International Students pages for specific information about your country. 

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 Physical Sciences and Engineering (for Year 1 entry to UEA) 

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

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. Review our English Language Equivalencies for a list of example qualifications that we may accept to meet this requirement.

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: 6774549

Fees and Funding

Tuition Fees
See our Tuition Fees page for further information. 

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: 6774549

How to Apply

Apply for this course through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), using UCAS Hub.  

UCAS Hub is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. 

Your application does not have to be completed all at once. Register or sign in to UCAS to get started.  

Once you submit your completed application, UCAS will process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges. 

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14. 

View our guide to applying through UCAS for useful tips, key dates and further information: 

How to apply through UCAS 

Course Reference Number: 6774549
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Sciences
UCAS course code
F661
Entry Requirements
AAB (specific subject requirements apply)
Duration (years)
4
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