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University of East Anglia UEA

Environmental Science with a Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 8F90

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Scottish Advanced Higher

D,D,D

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C

UCAS Tariff

96-117

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Environmental sciences

**About This Course**

How can we change our behaviour to reduce the effects of climate change? What controls the Earth’s natural systems? What might our landscape look like in the future? How do I write a good science report?

Prepare to explore it all. On your Foundation Year you’ll gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for undergraduate-level study, all within a nurturing, supportive environment. With this under your belt, you’re then able to progress to the BSc in Environmental Sciences – or other courses, such as Geography or Geophysics depending on your grades and preference.

Whether you’re a mature student looking for a new career, a student who needs to strengthen their science knowledge before progressing to a BSc degree, or an international student whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry, our Foundation Year is a great route onto our science degrees.

**Overview**

In your Foundation Year you will study the physical, chemical, and biological surroundings here on Earth. You’ll discover how these natural systems are interlinked, and the effects of human influence on them.

You’ll think about questions including:
• What are the greatest challenges for sustainable oceans?
• What did our landscape look like in the past and what might it look like in the future?
• How do I develop myself to optimise my graduate prospects?

In addition to exploring these big questions, you’ll develop the essential skills you need to prepare for undergraduate study.

Once you’ve successfully completed your foundation year you are guaranteed to transfer to the BSc Environmental Science. Depending on the modules you’ve taken, your grades and your preferences, you could instead transfer to a different BSc/MSci course in the School of Environmental Science.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Environmental Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
med
Environmental sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Environmental sciences

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Environmental sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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