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University of East Anglia UEA

Natural Sciences with a Placement Year

UCAS Code: GCF0

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

including two Science A-Levels from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

including 24 Level 3 credits in two Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT.

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

including Higher Level 6 in two Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Geography or ICT.

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

DDD

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

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

including two Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

144-165

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

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Natural sciences

**About This Course**

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.

On our Natural Sciences with a Placement Year course you’ll gain practical and professional experience by spending your third year of study on placement. You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a commercial environment and acquire invaluable experience as well as developing a greater understanding of the application of your scientific interests. And we have links with leading organisations including Astra Zeneca, Aviva, the Environment Agency and GlaxoSmithKline.

**Overview**

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 will be learning at the forefront of your chosen disciplines with our stimulating, research-led teaching programme.

Our programme will give you an appreciation of complex concepts from across contemporary science. You’ll experience what is 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. And by spending your third year on an industrial placement, you’ll gain truly invaluable, hands-on experience of how this applies to a real working environment.

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

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
£20,200
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 Chemistry

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
B
A

After graduation


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Natural sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£18,400
low
Average annual salary
91%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Customer service occupations
12%
Natural and social science professionals
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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