Geology with Geography at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Explore the classical areas of earth sciences in this modern degree that will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to tackle today’s challenges. 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?  Why do some landslides carry on for years, but others develop very quickly?  You’ll follow an advanced four-year programme that takes a very modern approach to Earth science – one that links geology with physical geography, human society and a multitude of surface and environmental processes. You’ll get out in the field or into the lab to use the principles of geology and physical geography to explore topics including plate tectonics, natural resources, geochemistry, earthquakes, volcanoes, soil health and water quality. You’ll also explore the important relationships between these topics and other disciplines in geography and across the environmental sciences – an opportunity not usually available in traditional geology departments.  Our vast research expertise means we provide world-class teaching, and our international reputation ensures UEA graduates are highly sought after. 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.  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. As well as an introduction to geology and the earth system, in your first year you’ll gain an important foundation in research skills, and exposure to a range of environmental problems in relation to the climate, natural hazards, land use, biodiversity and sustainability.  As you progress through the course, you are able to specialise choosing from a wide range of modules covering topics such as plate tectonics, sediments, volcanoes, earthquakes, earth resources and ancient climates. You'll also study advanced, Master’s-level modules in your final year and complete an in-depth research project. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


Our Environmental Earth Sciences degree covers a wide range of topics from fossil fuels to volcanos. In Year 1, you will be introduced to a range of compulsory topics which will provide the foundation to your studies. Examples of these modules include Understanding the Dynamic Planet, Global Environmental Challenges and Research and Field Skills. As your studies progress, you will study environmental relationships with other science disciplines - an opportunity which is not usually available in traditional Earth science departments. In Years 2 and 3, you will have a combination of compulsory and optional modules examples including, Earth Science Skills, Soil Process and Environmental Issues, Earth and Life and Fossil Fuels. In your final year, you will complete an independent research project which matches your interests. You will also get the chance to study your choice of advanced level modules such as Geophysical Hazards and Managing Natural Hazards.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £26100 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Geology with Geography at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS