Environmental Sciences at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Overview What is the evidence for climate change? How does pollution affect human health and wellbeing? How are international environmental treaties formed? What are our best strategies for approaching Net Zero? 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 on a global or local scale, has never been greater. This degree will help you become one of those essential people. You’ll explore how the components of the natural environment function and how they are affected by, and affect, our society, politics and culture. You’ll be studying at the forefront of the innovative research being undertaken in this subject. In the 2021 Times Higher Education REF Analysis, the research quality of our School of Environmental Sciences was ranked 4th overall in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. About This Course 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’ll 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. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk


Our Environmental Sciences degree covers a wide range of topics from atmospheres and oceans to climate change and policy making. 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 Numerical skills for Scientists. As your studies progress, you can begin to tailor your degree to your own interests. In Years 2 and 3, you will be able to choose the vast majority of your modules which include, Meteorology, Low Carbon Energy 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, with examples such as Environmental Pollution and Stable Isotope Geochemistry.

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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 www.uea.ac.uk

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English language requirements

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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: https://www.uea.ac.uk/apply/our-admissions-policy/english-language-equivalencies

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

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.
Environmental Sciences at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS