Hello, we’re Lok and Man Yi, the International Ambassadors for Hong Kong.
Man Yi (Nicole):
I first heard about UEA on The Complete University Guide. There are three reasons why I chose to study at UEA. Firstly, the beautiful campus provides an awesome study environment, especially the view in the library on the third floor. Secondly, Norwich Business School is the top 15 business schools in the UK for Marketing, according to The Guardian University Guide and The Complete University Guide, and many students recommended the teaching quality and resources.
Thirdly, strong career support is one of the important factors that I chose UEA. Career Central offers many workshops, 1-1 consultation hour, a mentorship programme, etc, which are useful for me in preparing for my graduate route.
I am studying MSc Marketing. During the pandemic, the study life is quite different compared with the "normal" time. Most of my lectures went online while some face to face small workshops still available. Fortunately, the library is still open, which is a relief for students who can't focus their study in their bedroom. I appreciated the Ryze app created by UEA, which provides brief e-books for each module I take, and it is easier for me to prepare for lectures. Overall, it is a challenging study life when most of the teaching goes virtually, and we can't meet in a big group due to the social distancing rules. However, marketers are always ready to react and adapt quickly to new trends!
Norwich has been much better than I imagined. It is a historical city with lots of unique architecture, it has such a different vibe compare to Hong Kong. Although Norwich is a small city, I feel comfortable and enjoy living here. Norwich is a safe city in UK, with a low crime rate here. There are lots of places to explore for example, the cathedral, the lanes, different restaurants etc. At the weekends, I usually go to city centre for groceries, shopping with friends and try different pubs and restaurants. Sometimes I will go to Eaton Park or walk around the lake. I can also take a train to the coast for relaxation. I think there are still a lot of hidden gems in Norwich which I have not yet discovered.
UEA has hundreds of sports groups and societies to join; one of the societies I joined was the badminton team. We had lots of BUCS competitions and travelled to other universities to play against them. We also had local league games to play against different teams around Norwich. There were regular training session every week and I became really good friends with my teammates. I went to sports night with them last year. My life would be totally different without joining badminton team.
If you have any questions about studying at the University of East Anglia, why not chat to me directly through the Ask a Student platform or email: Hongkongstudents@uea.ac.uk. You can also join us on Facebook to ask questions and see the cool things we share about Norwich.
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HKDSE Requirements for 2020 entry
Offers are based on asking for minimum grades in one elective, English and Mathematics and one grade in a remaining compulsory or elective subject. The grades required vary by degree and are illustrated below for guidance purposes.
A comparison to GCE A-level requirements is provided for reference. A full course list can be found on our website. Where specific A Levels are required for any course, an elective in that subject will be required for HKDSE.
Category A Electives and English Requirements
A-Level HKDSE AAA A minimum of 5 in one elective, 5 in another compulsory or elective subject and 4 in English AAB A minimum of 5 in one elective, 4 in another compulsory or elective subject and 4 in English BBB - ABB A minimum of 4 in one elective, 4 in another compulsory or elective subject and 4 in English
Please note: We will also require 3 or 4 (depending on the course) in each section of English, e.g. writing
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy requires 5 in English overall and 5 in each section. Pharmacy require 5 in English overall, and 4 in each section.
Degree Subject HKDSE Arts & Humanities 3 in compulsory Mathematics Business, Law, Psychology & Occupational Therapy 3 in compulsory Mathematics Economics,Physiotherapy & Pharmacy 4 in compulsory Mathematics Sciences (except the below courses) 3-5 in compulsory Mathematics, depending on course Actuarial Science & Mathematics 5 in both extended and compulsory Mathematics
Please note: extended Mathematics combined with compulsory Mathematics counts as one Category A Elective. For extended Mathematics, we accept both M1: Calculus and Statistics and M2: Algebra and Calculus.
Therefore, a typical offer for BSc Business Management would be:
A minimum of HKDSE level 4 in one category A elective, level 4 in English, (with 3 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), level 3 in compulsory Mathematics and 4 in another elective or compulsory subject.
Integrated/Combined Science elective: We do not accept these electives for degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physics or Physiotherapy as these courses require one or more full electives in Biology, Chemistry or Physics (subject dependent).
MBBS Medicine Requirement: A minimum of level 5 in three electives to include Biology and Chemistry or Physics, one other elective, level 4 in Core Maths, level 4 in Liberal Studies and level 5** in English with level 5** in each component OR level 4 in English with IELTS 7.5 overall and no less than 7.0 in each component.
IELTS - HKDSE English
We accept HKDSE English in place of IELTS, but equivalencies are given below for reference:
IELTS HKDSE 7.5 5** 7.0 5 to 5* 6.0 - 6.5 4 5.5 3
Please contact email@example.com if you have any specific queries on HKDSE entry requirements.
Final admissions decisions are made based on the information provided in the full UCAS application. Applications to certain subjects including Medicine, Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Drama may be subject to an interview or audition. Please check the UCAS website for relevant application deadlines.
INTO University of East Anglia Entry Requirements
For those not meeting the academic and / or English language requirements for direct entry, INTO UEA offers a wide range of Academic Preparation (e.g. foundation and international year one courses) and English Language Programmes designed to assist applicants enter UEA degree courses.
International Foundation Programme - leading to direct entry to the first year of a UEA degree:
Foundation in: Entry Requirements: Business, Economics, Society & Culture, and Humanities & Law Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences Pathway All Other Science Pathways
English language requirements
- Four Term Foundation: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent
- Three Term Foundation: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent
* Students aiming for Pharmacy should commence the Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0 (5.5 subskills).
** Students aiming for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Nursing should commence the Foundation with a minimum of IELTS 6.0 in all subskills.
International Year 1 Programme - leading to direct entry to the second year of a UEA degree:
International In Year 1 Entry Requirements Business, Management, Economics & Psychology & International Development From HKDSE: A minimum of levels 3-3-2 in relevant subjects with 3 in Maths. All subject accepted (min 3 in maths)
English language requirements
International Year One in Business, Management and Economics:
- Three terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent
- Four terms Extended: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in reading and writing) or equivalent
International Year One in Psychology and International Development:
- Three terms: IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 each subskill
All applicants to the University of East Anglia must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of English language before they can be admitted onto any course or programme.
The below are guidelines only. Please be sure to check the requirements for your specific course.
IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)*
50 overall with minimum of 42 in each component
IELTS* 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in only two components and 6.0 in the others
PEARSON ACADEMIC (all components)*
50 overall with minimum of 42 in only two components and 48 in the others
*We also accept a wide range of other English language qualifications
*Those not meeting the above English language requirements are encouraged to consider and English Language programme at INTO UEA in preparation for our degree courses
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UEA Postgraduate Virtual Event Live Week
Whether your just getting interested in UEA or already have your offer, this is the perfect chance to find out about our postgraduate courses and UEA student life.
Dates: March 15th to 19th 2021
Date: 22nd-23rd April 2021
Time: between 09.00-12.00pm BST
UEA would like to invite you to our first Virtual International Science Information Event happening from
Academics from the schools of will host taster sessions designed to help you learn more about studying in the UK and where a degree from UEA could take you. You will also hear from our current student and alumni on what a typical day looks like and why they chose UEA.
Please complete the form below to register and include which degree you are interested in studying. Once registered you will be sent a link to attend sessions by email.
Name: International Tertiary Education Expo
https://aas.com.hk/ for sign up
Event to run 21-22nd July
12am - 7pm HKT
Name: Tertiary Education Recruitment Session
Regions covered: Hong Kong & East Asia
Based in: Norwich, UK
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