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Course summary

Overview Biology alone will not beat cancer; environmentalists alone will not mitigate global warming: scientific advances are forged through shared knowledge and collaboration. By studying Natural Sciences, you’ll gain an appreciation of complex scientific concepts, and be able to approach them from more than one angle. Our radically interdisciplinary Natural Sciences programme gives you the opportunity to create your own unique degree, crossing conventional boundaries and tailoring your learning to suit your interests from across the sciences. You could study any combination of biology, chemistry, computing, environmental sciences, mathematics and physics, with knowledge from one complementing the other. With our Year Abroad programme, you’ll get to broaden your horizons and bring a new perspective to your studies by spending a year overseas. You’ll spend your third year at one of our partner universities in Europe, Australasia, the United States or Canada before returning to UEA for your final year. If you choose to spend your year abroad in Europe, you’ll also take language modules during your second year. About This Course Our Natural Sciences course is ideal if you wish to study more than one area of science while retaining a larger degree of flexibility than traditional joint degrees allow. You’ll study modules from a minimum of two of the main disciplines: biology, chemistry, computing, environmental sciences, mathematics and physics. And you’ll have the opportunity to study specialist topics as your degree programme develops. Whichever subjects you choose, you’ll be learning at the forefront of your chosen disciplines with our stimulating, research-led teaching programme. By spending a year studying overseas, you’ll be exposed to teaching influenced by different research interests, expanding your academic horizons, while also having the opportunity to experience university life in another country. Throughout the course, you’ll gain an appreciation of complex concepts from across contemporary science. You’ll experience what’s required of a skilled scientist: from the deliberation needed to design an experiment, including consideration of the results, to the excitement of discovering something new. This highly competitive degree provides you with vital knowledge of several scientific disciplines, and its flexibility allows you to direct your learning around your own interests or career goals. You’ll acquire technical skills and subject-specific knowledge as well as transferable skills desired by employers, including high levels of literacy and numeracy, data collection, collation and management, understanding and analysing complex systems, devising strategies of intervention, critical thinking, time management, organisational and analytical skills, teamwork and communication skills. In your final year, you will complete a supervised research project, which can be in a combination of disciplines. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CFGA
Institution code:
E14
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

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 (i.e. 4) or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/enquiries

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/bsc-natural-sciences-with-a-year-abroad


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
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.

UEA Admissions Policy for English Language Equivalency Tests

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


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
79%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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 £24400 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.
Natural Sciences with a Year Abroad at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS