Environmental Sciences with a Foundation Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview How can we effectively address sustainability issues? What are the best options for a low carbon world? How is climate change affecting our natural world and how can we manage the effects? How can I contribute to a better future as a successful graduate? By taking your Foundation Year with us, you’ll gain the knowledge, understanding and skills that will prepare you well for our degree courses that address these sorts of questions and more. You’ll have the opportunity to tailor your Foundation Year to your interests then transfer to ANY degree* in the School of Environmental Sciences, and enjoy learning from lecturers passionate about their subjects and supportive of students. We would welcome you as a mature student looking for a new career, or a student wishing to strengthen your qualifications or change your direction of study. Whatever your background, the foundation year provides the perfect route. *Environmental Science, Geography, Marine Science, Geology with Geography, Geophysics, BA Geography and the four-year variants (Year out and MSci), with pre-requisite foundation year modules and grades. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk


During your foundation year, you will take compulsory modules and optional modules to ensure you can progress onto a range of Environmental Sciences degrees. You will take modules such as in Mathematics and Environmental Sciences and also have the option of taking Introductory Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. UEA are committed to ensuring that Higher Education is accessible to all, regardless of their background or experiences. One of the ways we do this is through our contextual admissions schemes – please see our website www.uea.ac.uk/apply/undergraduate/contextual-admissions for further information. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5IELTS: 6.5 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

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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 with a Foundation Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS