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Environmental Sciences and International Development

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including either Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

including 12 Level 3 credits in either Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics.

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including Higher Level 5 in either Geography, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

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

DDM

in Applied Science, Applied Science (Medical Science), Environmental Sustainability or Countryside Management. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

including either Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including either Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics.

T Level

P

Including a B in the core of the T Level and a Merit in the Occupational Specialism. Acceptable pathways: Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction.

UCAS Tariff

120-147

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Environmental sciences

International development

**Overview**

Why are the problems of poverty, inequality and access to natural resources so intractable in some parts of the world? How do societies manage the trade-offs between environmental change and their own development needs? What are the root causes of injustice and inequity around the globe and how are they best addressed through good science, policy and action?

If you’re interested in both the science of environmental change and how this relates to the challenges of human development, then read on. This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in natural sciences but also want to understand and explore different and better ways of using and sharing our planet’s natural resources.

**About This Course**

Combining natural and social sciences, this three-year course is taught across the School of Environmental Sciences and the School of International Development giving you unique access to a wide range of modules in two world leading schools. Your balance between the two subjects will depend on the modules you choose in your second and final years.

You’ll study alongside Environmental Sciences and International Development students, as well as students from Geography and other specialist degrees that share common interests.

Our intention in the third year and final year of this course is to offer you the opportunity to spend one semester overseas on the Development Work Placement module. This runs in the autumn semester of the final year. The availability of the opportunity will though be subject to government health advice at the time.

**Disclaimer**

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

Modules

Year 1: You will be introduced to contemporary debates and issues in international development. Core modules: Introduction to Development Studies; Evidence in Development; Introduction to Natural Resources & Development. You will also study two other subject areas from: Economics; Social Anthropology & Politics; Human Geography. Year 2: You will focus on strengthening your understanding within the environment and natural resources subject area, and study the research methods and techniques. You can also select from a choice of issue-related or regional modules, eg: Education & Development; Sub-Saharan African Development. Year 3: You will undertake a residential field course to explore topics such as human-environment conflicts and conservation. You will study further optional modules, eg: Globalisation & Economic Development; Education & Development; and will also complete a research project (dissertation) with focus on developing your own personal interests and career intentions.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£22,800
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

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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.

83%
med
Environmental sciences
71%
low
International development

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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

76%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
C

Development studies

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
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

71%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
72%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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
55%
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

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
8%
Customer service occupations

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, and so there are not a lot of stats available for development subjects. About 100 graduates a year take these degrees at the moment and they only attend a handful of universities. It's an emerging field, so if you want a good view of what the degree provides, make sure you get on an open day, talk to course tutors and ask them if they have any stats for their course.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Geography, earth and environmental studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Sociology, social policy and anthropology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£25k

£25k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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