This is Environmental Sciences

UEA is ranked first in the UK for the impact of our research in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (Times Higher REF 2014 Analysis). And, the department is one of the biggest, most respected Environmental Sciences schools in Europe. You will learn from people who influence governments and industry at the highest levels.

You’ll cover topics like how pollution affects health, how international environmental treaties are formed and how we can reduce energy consumption.

The complex issues we face demand inventive solutions, so you’ll learn to connect different aspects of natural and social sciences with psychological, scientific and policymaking ideas.

And, since UEA won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2017 (for 50 years of advancing understanding and protection of the environment) you can be certain you’ll be learning from truly committed people.

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Choose a course

  • BSc Environmental Sciences

  • MSci Environmental Sciences

  • MSci Environmental Sciences

    With a Year Abroad

  • BSc Environmental Sciences

    With a Placement Year

  • BSc Environmental Sciences

    With a Foundation Year

  • BSc Geology with Geography

  • MSci Geology with Geography

  • MSci Geology with Geography

    With a Year Abroad

  • BSc Geology with Geography

    With a Placement Year

  • BSc Geophysics

  • MSci Geophysics

  • MSci Geophysics

    With a Year Abroad

  • BSc Geophysics

    With a Placement Year

  • BSc Meteorology and Oceanography

  • MSci Meteorology and Oceanography

  • MSci Meteorology and Oceanography

    With a Year Abroad

  • BSc Meteorology and Oceanography

    With a Placement Year

  • BSc Environmental Sciences and International Development

 
 

BSc Environmental Sciences

Course Profile

What is the evidence for climate change? How does pollution affect human health and wellbeing? How are international environmental treaties formed? How can we reduce our energy consumption in the western world? What happens inside an erupting volcano? If these are the sorts of questions that fascinate you, this degree is for you. The environment supports all aspects of our daily life but is also the source of some of the most complex and wide-ranging challenges facing human society today. The need for people who can help us respond to these challenges, whether at a global or local scale, has never been greater. This degree will help you become one of those essential people. You will explore how the components of the natural environment function and how they are affected by, and affect, our society, politics and culture.

This three-year course will see you cultivate a wide range of skills and knowledge, whilst discovering how you can make a difference to our world. You will have the opportunity to build a degree that suits your interests, focusing your studies on one theme or constructing a more varied profile as you wish. You’ll also gain important field skills and have the chance to put them into practice on field trips to locations such as Spain, Ireland or Greece, as well as the UK. Upon graduation you will be well equipped to follow one of a wide range of environmental careers or use your skills to pursue other graduate opportunities. You will be joining one of Europe’s best-respected Environmental Science schools and a degree programme that is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). That means that on graduating, you will be eligible for Associate Membership of the IES, giving you access to networking and professional development opportunities. After graduating you may choose to progress to a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status. This will demonstrate to employers your commitment to continuing to develop the knowledge and skills gained in your degree. Our course is renowned for its quality and teaching excellence.

MSci Environmental Sciences

Course Profile

What is the evidence for climate change? How does pollution affect human health and wellbeing? How are international environmental treaties formed? How can we reduce our energy consumption in the western world? What happens inside an erupting volcano? If these are the sorts of questions that fascinate you, and if you want to study them to a high level with a view to possibly going on to a PhD, this advanced four-year integrated Master’s degree is for you. The environment supports all aspects of our daily life but is also the source of some of the most complex and wide-ranging challenges facing human society today. The need for people who can help us respond to these challenges, whether at a global or local scale, has never been greater. This degree will help you become one of those essential people. You will explore how the components of the natural environment function and how they are affected by, and affect, our society, politics and culture.

This four-year course will see you cultivate a wide range of skills and knowledge, whilst discovering how you can make a difference to our world. You will have the opportunity to build a degree that suits your interests, focusing your studies on one theme or constructing a more varied profile as you wish. Your fourth year enables you to deepen your understanding and work at Master’s level. You’ll also gain important field skills and have the chance to put them into practice on field trips to locations such as Spain, Ireland or Greece, as well as the UK. Upon graduation you will be well equipped to follow one of a wide range of environmental careers or use your skills to pursue other graduate opportunities. You will be joining one of Europe’s best-respected Environmental Science schools and a degree programme that is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). That means that on graduating, you will be eligible for Associate Membership of the IES, giving you access to networking and professional development opportunities. After graduating you may choose to progress to a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status. This will demonstrate to employers your ongoing commitment to developing the knowledge and skills gained in your degree. Our course is renowned for its quality and teaching excellence.

MSci Environmental Sciences With a Year Abroad

Course Profile

What is the evidence for climate change? How does pollution affect human health and wellbeing? How are international environmental treaties formed? How can we reduce our energy consumption in the western world? What happens inside an erupting volcano? How do we treat these issues differently here and in other countries? If these are the sorts of questions that fascinate you, and if you want to study them to a high level with a view to possibly going on to a PhD, this advanced four-year integrated Master’s degree is for you. You will also have the chance to broaden your studies by spending a year studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. The environment supports all aspects of our daily life but is also the source of some of the most complex and wide-ranging challenges facing human society today. The need for people who can help us respond to these challenges, whether at a global or local scale, has never been greater. This degree will help you become one of those essential people. You will explore how the components of the natural environment function and how they are affected by, and affect, our society, politics and culture.

This four-year course will see you cultivate a wide range of skills and knowledge, whilst discovering first-hand how you can make a difference to our world. You will have the opportunity to build a degree that suits your interests, focusing your studies on one theme or constructing a more varied profile as you wish. Your third year will be spent at one of our partner institutions across the world, giving you a unique opportunity to experience another culture at the same time as broadening your academic and personal horizons. Whether you choose the US, Canada, Europe, Australia or New Zealand, you will study in a department that allows you to explore different aspects of your preferred subject. The chance to examine other countries in the context of your chosen subject is particularly useful in strengthening your employment prospects. You’ll then return to UEA for your fourth year when you will deepen your understanding and work at Masters level. You’ll also gain important field skills and have the chance to put them into practice on field trips to locations such as Spain, Ireland or Greece, as well as the UK. Upon graduation you will be well equipped to follow one of a wide range of environmental careers or use your skills to pursue other graduate opportunities. You will be joining one of Europe’s best-respected Environmental Science schools and a degree programme that is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). That means that on graduating, you will be eligible for Associate Membership of the IES, giving you access to networking and professional development opportunities. After graduating you may choose to progress to aChartered Environmentalist (CEnv)or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status. This will demonstrate to employers your ongoing commitment to developing theknowledge and skills gained in your degree. Our course is renowned for its quality and teaching excellence.

BSc Environmental Sciences With a Placement Year

Course Profile

What is the evidence for climate change? How does pollution affect human health and wellbeing? How are international environmental treaties formed? How can we reduce our energy consumption in the western world? What happens inside an erupting volcano? If these are the sorts of questions that fascinate you, this degree is for you. The environment supports all aspects of our daily life but is also the source of some of the most complex and wide-ranging challenges facing human society today. The need for people who can help us respond to these challenges, whether at a global or local scale, has never been greater. This degree will help you become one of those essential people. You will explore how the components of the natural environment function and how they are affected by, and affect, our society, politics and culture.

This four-year course will see you cultivate a wide range of skills and knowledge, whilst discovering how you can make a difference to our world. You will have the opportunity to build a degree that suits your interests, focusing your studies on one theme or constructing a more varied profile as you wish. You’ll also gain important field skills and have the chance to put them into practice on field trips to locations such as Spain, Ireland or Greece, as well as the UK. Your year in industry will give you first-hand knowledge of your chosen field and generate crucial employer contacts to give you an advantage in the job market. Upon graduation you will be well equipped to follow one of a wide range of environmental careers or use your skills to pursue other graduate opportunities. You will be joining one of Europe’s best-respected Environmental Science schools and a degree programme that is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). That means that on graduating, you will be eligible for Associate Membership of the IES, giving you access to networking and professional development opportunities. After graduating you may choose to progress to aChartered Environmentalist (CEnv)or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status. This will demonstrate to employers your commitment to continuing to develop theknowledge and skills gained in your degree. Our course is renowned for its quality and teaching excellence.

BSc Environmental Sciences With a Foundation Year

Course Profile

How can we change our behaviour to reduce the effects of climate change? What controls the Earth’s natural systems? What might our landscape look like in the future? How do I write a good science report? Prepare to explore it all. On your Foundation Year you’ll gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for undergraduate-level study, all within a nurturing, supportive environment. With this under your belt, you’re then able to progress to the BSc in Environmental Sciences – or other courses, such as Geography or Geophysics depending on your grades and preference. Whether you’re a mature student looking for a new career, a student who needs to strengthen their science knowledge before progressing to a BSc degree, or an international student whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry, our Foundation Year is a great route onto our science degrees.

In your Foundation Year you will study the physical, chemical, and biological surroundings here on Earth. You’ll discover how these natural systems are interlinked, and the effects of human influence on them. You’ll think about questions including: • What are the greatest challenges for sustainable oceans? • What did our landscape look like in the past and what might it look like in the future? • How do I develop myself to optimise my graduate prospects? In addition to exploring these big questions, you’ll develop the essential skills you need to prepare for undergraduate study. Once you’ve successfully completed your foundation year you are guaranteed to transfer to the BSc Environmental Science. Depending on the modules you’ve taken, your grades and your preferences, you could instead transfer to a different BSc/MSci course in the School of Environmental Science.

BSc Geology with Geography

Course Profile

What happens during an earthquake? What’s going on inside an erupting volcano? How does a meteorite impact affect the Earth? Why do flash floods happen and can we stop them? Follow a programme that takes a very modern approach to Earth science – one that links geology with geography, human society and a multitude of surface and environmental processes. Get out in the field or into the lab to use the principles of geology and physical geography to explore areas such as fossil fuels, geochemistry, earthquakes, volcanoes, geomorphology and hydrogeology. You’ll also explore the relationships between the dynamic Earth and other disciplines in geography and across the environmental sciences – an opportunity not usually available in traditional geology departments.

Studying Geology with Geography will help you understand the solid Earth and the societal consequences of its processes – such as volcanoes, earthquakes and floods. You’ll explore the interaction of human society and the Earth using geology, geography, social science and the core sciences, with the opportunity to focus on areas that most interest you. You’ll gain an important foundation in research skills, biodiversity and sustainability in your first year, before specialising in your second and third years. Take your pick from a wide range of modules covering topics such as geomorphology, hydrology, fossil fuels and geophysics. Our vast research expertise means we provide world-class teaching, and our international reputation ensures UEA graduates are highly sought after. 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), demonstrating the crucial role we play in influencing both the scientific community and environmental policy makers. As a Geology with Geography graduate you’ll be in great demand within the industry. Graduates of UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences are held in high esteem in the wider geosciences community for the high levels of laboratory, field and transferable skills you acquire during the course. You’ll also benefit from a flexible and adaptable degree programme, where conventional subject boundaries are dissolved to give you an integrated learning experience.

MSci Geology with Geography

Course Profile

What happens during an earthquake? What’s going on inside an erupting volcano? How does a meteorite impact affect the Earth? Why do flash floods happen and can we stop them? Follow an advanced four-year programme that takes a very modern approach to Earth science – one that links geology with geography, human society and a multitude of surface and environmental processes. Get out in the field or into the lab to use the principles of geology and physical geography to explore areas such as fossil fuels, geochemistry, earthquakes, volcanoes, geomorphology and hydrogeology. You’ll also explore the relationships between the dynamic Earth and other disciplines in geography and across the environmental sciences – an opportunity not usually available in traditional geology departments.

Studying Geology with Geography will help you understand the solid Earth and the societal consequences of its processes – such as volcanoes, earthquakes and floods. You’ll explore the interaction of human society and the Earth using geology, geography, social science and the core sciences, with the opportunity to focus on areas that most interest you. You’ll gain an important foundation in research skills, biodiversity and sustainability in your first year, before specialising as you progress through the course. Take your pick from a wide range of modules covering topics such as geomorphology, hydrology, fossil fuels and geophysics. You'll also study advanced, Master’s-level modules in your final year and complete an in-depth research project. Our vast research expertise means we provide world-class teaching, and our international reputation ensures UEA graduates are highly sought after. 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), demonstrating the crucial role we play in influencing both the scientific community and environmental policy makers. As a Geology with Geography graduate you’ll be in great demand within the industry. Graduates of UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences are held in high esteem in the wider geosciences community for the high levels of laboratory, field and transferable skills you acquire during the course. You’ll also benefit from a flexible and adaptable degree programme, where conventional subject boundaries are dissolved to give you an integrated learning experience.

MSci Geology with Geography With a Year Abroad

Course Profile

What happens during an earthquake? What’s going on inside an erupting volcano? How does a meteorite impact affect the Earth? Why do flash floods happen and can we stop them? Follow an advanced four-year programme that takes a very modern approach to Earth science – one that links geology with geography, human society and a multitude of surface and environmental processes. Get out in the field or into the lab to use the principles of geology and physical geography to explore areas such as fossil fuels, geochemistry, earthquakes, volcanoes, geomorphology and hydrogeology. You’ll also explore the relationships between the dynamic Earth and other disciplines in geography and across the environmental sciences – an opportunity not usually available in traditional geology departments. You’ll also have the chance to study abroad at one of our partner universities for a year – learning about a new culture and different areas of your subject.

Studying Geology with Geography will help you understand the solid Earth and the societal consequences of its processes – such as volcanoes, earthquakes and floods. You’ll explore the interaction of human society and the Earth using geology, geography, social science and the core sciences, with the opportunity to focus on areas that most interest you. You’ll gain an important foundation in research skills, biodiversity and sustainability in your first year, before specialising as you progress through the course. Take your pick from a wide range of modules covering topics such as geomorphology, hydrology, fossil fuels and geophysics. You'll also study advanced, Master’s-level modules in your final year and complete an in-depth research project. Our vast research expertise means we provide world-class teaching, and our international reputation ensures UEA graduates are highly sought after. 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), demonstrating the crucial role we play in influencing both the scientific community and environmental policy makers. As a Geology with Geography graduate you’ll be in great demand within the industry. Graduates of UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences are held in high esteem in the wider geosciences community for the high levels of laboratory, field and transferable skills you acquire during the course. You’ll also benefit from a flexible and adaptable degree programme, where conventional subject boundaries are dissolved to give you an integrated learning experience. What’s more, this degree gives you the opportunity to spend your third year studying and living abroad with one of our university exchange partners in Australasia, North America or Europe. Going to a university in another country is your opportunity to experience other cultures and lifestyles, and to study in a department where different aspects of Geology and Geography are emphasised.

BSc Geology with Geography With a Placement Year

Course Profile

What happens during an earthquake? What’s going on inside an erupting volcano? How does a meteorite impact affect the Earth? Why do flash floods happen and can we stop them? Follow a programme that takes a very modern approach to Earth science – one that links geology with geography, human society and a multitude of surface and environmental processes. Get out in the field or into the lab to use the principles of geology and physical geography to explore areas such as fossil fuels, geochemistry, earthquakes, volcanoes, geomorphology and hydrogeology. And spend a year in industry to bring your learning to life and put yourself one step ahead of other graduates. You’ll also explore the relationships between the dynamic Earth and other disciplines in geography and across the environmental sciences – an opportunity not usually available in traditional geology departments.

Studying Geology with Geography will help you understand the solid Earth and the societal consequences of its processes – such as volcanoes, earthquakes and floods. You’ll explore the interaction of human society and the Earth using geology, geography, social science and the core sciences, with the opportunity to focus on areas that most interest you. You’ll gain an important foundation in research skills, biodiversity and sustainability in your first year, before specialising in later years. Take your pick from a wide range of modules covering topics such as geomorphology, hydrology, fossil fuels and geophysics. You will enhance your studies and employability by spending your third year on an industrial work placement, giving you hands on experience whilst developing your skills, knowledge and industry contacts. Our vast research expertise means we provide world-class teaching, and our international reputation ensures UEA graduates are highly sought after. 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). This demonstrates the crucial role we play in influencing both the scientific community and environmental policy makers. The reputation of our School of Environmental Sciences means that, as a UEA Geology with Geography graduate, you’ll be in demand within the industry. Our graduates are held in high esteem in the wider geosciences community for the high levels of laboratory, field and transferable skills you acquire during the course. You’ll also benefit from a flexible and adaptable degree programme, where conventional subject boundaries are dissolved to give you an integrated learning experience.

BSc Geophysics

Course Profile

What happens inside a volcano? How can we forecast earthquakes? Why do we experience extreme weather and can we control it? Explore geophysics 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 strong emphasis on geophysical hazards. This is a highly desirable degree due to the varied skills you’ll develop. The subject can be applied in many different industrial, governmental and academic settings. And 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 we have a global reputation for excellence in Environmental Sciences.

This three-year course will inspire a lifelong interest in and understanding of the way the Earth works. You’ll explore how the whole Earth system and its interactions control our environment. You’ll also develop an understanding of the issues that threaten our future. Approximately one third of your time at UEA will be spent studying mathematical techniques and gaining the skills necessary to analyse the physical environment. You’ll develop a critical awareness of issues at the frontier of research, along with a comprehensive understanding of research methods and their limitations. You will learn self-direction and originality in applying knowledge, solving problems and conducting research. You’ll get involved in a significant amount of fieldwork in many different geological environments. During your field course you’ll learn to use a variety of technological equipment and techniques, including seismic and gravity investigations, magnetic and electrical measurements, and ground-penetrating radar surveys. Our geophysics degrees are run jointly by the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of Mathematics, and in collaboration with the School of Computing Sciences. So you’ll benefit from a broad choice of subject material, and have the chance to specialise in your field of interest to an advanced level. You can tailor your degree towards geological geophysics, geohazards, meteorology and climatology, or oceanography – or study a combination of them all. When you graduate, you will be highly employable, with a wide range of skills that are highly prized by employers. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for local and multinational companies within sectors including geophysical exploration and services, geotechnical engineering, risk analysis and environmental consultancy.

MSci Geophysics

Course Profile

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 strong theme 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.

This four-year course will inspire a lifelong interest, knowledge and understanding of the way the Earth works. You’ll explore how the whole Earth system and its interactions control our environment, and will develop an understanding of the issues that threaten our future. Approximately one third of your degree will be spent studying mathematical techniques and gaining the skills necessary to analyse the physical environment. You’ll develop a critical awareness of issues at the frontier of research, along with a comprehensive understanding of research methods and their limitations. You will learn self-direction and originality in applying knowledge, solving problems and conducting research. You’ll get involved in a significant amount of fieldwork in many different geological environments. During your field courses you’ll learn to use a variety of technological equipment and techniques, including seismic and gravity investigations, magnetic and electrical measurements, and ground-penetrating radar surveys. Our geophysics degrees are run jointly by the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of Mathematics, and in collaboration with the School of Computing Sciences. So you’ll benefit from a broad choice of subject material, and have the chance to specialise in your field of interest to an advanced level. You can tailor your degree towards geological geophysics, geohazards, meteorology and climatology, or oceanography – or study a combination of them all. When you graduate, you will be highly employable, with a wide range of skills that are highly prized by employers. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for local and multinational companies within sectors including geophysical exploration and services, geotechnical engineering, risk analysis and environmental consultancy.

MSci Geophysics With a Year Abroad

Course Profile

What happens inside a volcano? How can we forecast earthquakes? Why do we experience extreme weather and can we control it? How do different cultures approach these subjects? 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 strong theme in geophysical hazards. Plus you’ll spend a year living and studying at one of our partner universities in Australasia, North America or Europe. 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.

This four-year course will inspire a lifelong interest, knowledge and understanding of the way the Earth works. You’ll explore how the whole Earth system and its interactions control our environment, and will develop an understanding of the issues that threaten our future. As part of this degree programme you will have the opportunity to spend your third year studying and living abroad with one of our university exchange partners in Australasia, North America or Europe. Going to a university in another country is an unmissable opportunity to experience other cultures and lifestyles, and will give you the opportunity to study within a department where different aspects of geophysics are taught. During your course you will study mathematical techniques and gain the skills necessary to analyse the physical environment. You’ll develop a critical awareness of issues at the frontier of research, along with a comprehensive understanding of research methods and their limitations. You will learn self-direction and originality in applying knowledge, solving problems and conducting research. You’ll get involved in a significant amount of fieldwork in many different geological environments. During your field course you’ll learn to use a variety of technological equipment and techniques, including seismic and gravity investigations, magnetic and electrical measurements, and ground-penetrating radar surveys. Our geophysics degrees are run jointly by the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of Mathematics, and in collaboration with the School of Computing Sciences. So you’ll benefit from a broad choice of subject material, and have the chance to specialise in your field of interest to an advanced level. You can tailor your degree towards geological geophysics, geohazards, meteorology and climatology, or oceanography – or study a combination of them all. When you graduate, you will be highly employable, with a wide range of skills that are highly prized by employers. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for local and multinational companies within sectors including geophysical exploration and services, geotechnical engineering, risk analysis and environmental consultancy.

BSc Geophysics With a Placement Year

Course Profile

What happens inside a volcano? How can we forecast earthquakes? Why do we experience extreme weather and can we control it? Explore geophysics 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 strong emphasis on geophysical hazards. You will also have the opportunity to spend a year gaining valuable experience working in industry. This is a highly desirable degree due to the varied skills you’ll develop. The subject can be applied in many different industrial, governmental and academic settings. And 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).

This four-year course will inspire a lifelong interest in and understanding of the way the Earth works. You’ll explore how the whole Earth system and its interactions control our environment. You’ll also develop an understanding of the issues that threaten our future. Approximately one third of your time at UEA will be spent studying mathematical techniques and gaining the skills necessary to analyse the physical environment. You’ll develop a critical awareness of issues at the frontier of research, along with a comprehensive understanding of research methods and their limitations. You will learn self-direction and originality in applying knowledge, solving problems and conducting research. You’ll get involved in a significant amount of fieldwork in many different geological environments. During your field course you’ll learn to use a variety of technological equipment and techniques – including seismic and gravity investigations, magnetic and electrical measurements, and ground-penetrating radar surveys. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend a year in industry – an invaluable addition to your scientific knowledge and technique. This will increase your employability and give you the chance to put your first two years of learning into practice. Our geophysics degrees are run jointly by the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of Mathematics, and in collaboration with the School of Computing Sciences. So you’ll benefit from a broad choice of subject material, and have the chance to specialise in your field of interest to an advanced level. You can tailor your degree towards geological geophysics, geohazards, meteorology and climatology, oceanography or study a combination of them all. When you graduate, you will be highly employable, with a wide range of skills that are highly prized by employers. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for local and multinational companies within sectors such as geophysical exploration and services, geotechnical engineering, risk analysis and environmental consultancy.

BSc Meteorology and Oceanography

Course Profile

How does our atmosphere work? How do scientists predict the weather? What is our impact on the Earth’s climate system? How do oceans work and how do they interact with our atmosphere? Explore how it all links together with this unique degree that brings together two disciplines. Together they’re essential for understanding the Earth’s climate system, our impact upon it, and how to make predictions about weather and climate. You will be taught jointly by our Environmental Sciences and Mathematics departments. Both are highly ranked for their research. 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), so you’ll benefit from our academics’ diverse and world-class expertise.

The University of East Anglia is currently the only university in the UK where you can study these two specialist subjects side-by-side in a combined degree format. The course is designed to provide you with a deeper insight into how the atmosphere and oceans work and interact. This approach gives you a detailed understanding of the Earth's climate system, alongside the impact of human society on the atmospheric and oceanic systems. This degree course is accredited by both the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the Royal Meteorological Society. Because the degree programme is taught jointly between the Schools of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics, you will have the opportunity to choose from a range of module options, enabling you to either pursue a wide portfolio of subjects or specialise in a particular area. Field courses in Oceanography and Meteorology provide you with valuable hands-on experience designing experiments and working with scientific instrumentation. You will also benefit from our own in-house weather forecasting company, Weatherquest, which provides valuable teaching support and an opportunity to spend a week working in order to gain commercial awareness of the meteorological industry. Some of our Meteorology and Oceanography students have also gained valuable experience on research cruises whilst conducting the fieldwork for their final year project.

MSci Meteorology and Oceanography

Course Profile

How does our atmosphere work? How do scientists predict the weather? What is our impact on the Earth’s climate system? How do oceans work and how do they interact with our atmosphere? Explore how it all links together with this unique four-year degree that brings together two disciplines. Together they’re essential for understanding the Earth’s climate system, our impact upon it, and how to make predictions about weather and climate. You will be taught jointly by our Environmental Sciences and Mathematics departments. Both are highly ranked for their research. 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), so you’ll benefit from our academics’ diverse and world-class expertise.

The University of East Anglia is currently the only University in the UK where it is possible to study these two specialist subjects side-by-side in a combined degree format. The course is designed to provide you with a deeper insight into how the atmosphere and oceans work and interact. This approach gives you a detailed understanding of the Earth's climate system, alongside the impact of human society on the atmospheric and oceanic systems. This four-year degree course is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and by the Royal Meteorological Society. Because the degree programme is taught jointly between the Schools of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics, you will have an opportunity to choose from a range of module options, enabling you to pursue either a wide portfolio of subjects or specialise in a particular area. You'll also study advanced, Masters-level modules in your final year and complete an in-depth research project. Field courses in Oceanography and Meteorology provide you with valuable hands-on experience designing experiments and working with scientific instrumentation. You will also benefit from our own in-house weather forecasting company, Weatherquest, which provides valuable teaching support and an opportunity to spend a week working in order to gain commercial awareness of the meteorological industry. Some of our Meteorology and Oceanography students have also gained valuable experience on research cruises whilst conducting the fieldwork for their final year project.

MSci Meteorology and Oceanography With a Year Abroad

Course Profile

How does our atmosphere work? How do scientists predict the weather? What is our impact on the Earth’s climate system? How do oceans work and how do they interact with our atmosphere? Explore how it all links together with this unique four-year degree that brings together two disciplines. Together they’re essential for understanding the Earth’s climate system, our impact upon it, and how to make predictions about weather and climate. You’ll also have the chance to study abroad at one of our partner universities for a year – learning about a new culture and different areas of your subject. You will be taught jointly by our Environmental Sciences and Mathematics departments. Both are highly ranked for their research. 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), so you’ll benefit from our academics’ diverse and world-class expertise.

The University of East Anglia is currently the only university in the UK where you can study these two specialist subjects side-by-side in a combined degree format. The course is designed to provide you with a deeper insight into how the atmosphere and oceans work and interact. This approach gives you a detailed understanding of the Earth's climate system, alongside the impact of human society on the atmospheric and oceanic systems. This degree course is accredited by the Royal Meteorological Society. Because the degree programme is taught jointly between the Schools of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics, you will have the opportunity to choose from a range of module options, enabling you to either pursue a wide portfolio of subjects or specialise in a particular area. Field courses in Oceanography and Meteorology provide you with valuable hands-on experience designing experiments and working with scientific instrumentation. You will also benefit from our own in-house weather forecasting company, Weatherquest, which provides valuable teaching support and an opportunity to spend a week working in order to gain commercial awareness of the meteorological industry. Some of our Meteorology and Oceanography students have also gained valuable experience on research cruises whilst conducting the fieldwork for their final year project. What’s more, this degree gives you the opportunity to spend your third year studying and living abroad with one of our university exchange partners in Australasia, North America or Europe. Going to a university in another country is your opportunity to experience other cultures and lifestyles, as well as studying within departments where different aspects of Meteorology and Oceanography are taught.

BSc Meteorology and Oceanography With a Placement Year

Course Profile

How does our atmosphere work? How do scientists predict the weather? What is our impact on the Earth’s climate system? How do oceans work and how do they interact with our atmosphere? Explore how it all works together with this unique degree that brings together two disciplines. Together they’re essential for understanding the Earth’s climate system, our impact upon it, and how to make predictions about weather and climate. You’ll also have the chance to gain hands-on experience in industry on a year-long placement. You will be taught jointly by our Environmental Sciences and Mathematics departments. Both are highly ranked for research. 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), so you’ll benefit from our academics’ diverse and world-class expertise.

The University of East Anglia is currently the only University in the UK where you can study these two specialist subjects side-by-side in a combined degree format. The course is designed to provide you with an insight into how the atmosphere and oceans work and interact. This approach gives you a detailed understanding of the Earth's climate system, alongside the impact of human society on the atmospheric and oceanic systems. Incorporated into this degree programme is the opportunity to take part in a year in industry – an invaluable addition to your scientific knowledge and technique. It will increase your employability and gives you the chance to put your first two years of Meteorology and Oceanography learning into practice. This degree course is accredited both by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and by the Royal Meteorological Society. Because the degree programme is taught jointly between the Schools of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics, you will have an opportunity to choose from a range of module options, enabling you to pursue either a wide portfolio of subjects or specialise in a particular area. Field courses in Oceanography and Meteorology provide you with valuable hands-on experience designing experiments and working with scientific instrumentation. You will also benefit from our own in-house weather forecasting company, Weatherquest, which provides valuable teaching support and an opportunity to spend a week working in order to gain commercial awareness of the meteorological industry. Some of our Meteorology and Oceanography students have also gained valuable experience on research cruises whilst conducting the fieldwork for their final year project.

BSc Environmental Sciences and International Development

Course Profile

Why are the problems of poverty, inequality and access to natural resources so intractable in some parts of the world? How do societies manage the trade-offs between environmental change and their own development needs? What are the root causes of injustice and inequity around the globe and how are they best addressed through good science, policy and action? If these questions inspire you, then read on. This course is ideal for you if you have a science background and want to understand and explore different and better ways of using and sharing our planet’s natural resources.

Study the science of natural resources in the context of development in poorer societies across the world where resources are used unfairly, unjustly or unsustainably. Combining natural and social sciences, this three-year course is taught across the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of International Development. Your balance between the two subjects will depend on the modules you choose in your second and final years. You will study alongside Environmental Sciences and International Development students, as well as students from Geography and other specialist degrees that share common interests. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend up to one semester overseas on the Development Work Placement module that runs in the autumn semester of your final year.

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UK TOP

25

The Times/Sunday Times 2021 and Complete University Guide 2021

WORLD TOP

200

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

AWARDED

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in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017-21