University of East Anglia Natural Sciences

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University of East Anglia Natural Sciences

University of East Anglia Natural Sciences

BSc Natural Sciences

Cross boundaries with this radically interdisciplinary degree that allows you to study Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. We’re based at the heart of Norwich Research Park, where our cutting-edge work drives our teaching, placing you at the forefront of scientific advances. Because of this, graduates from our Natural Sciences degrees are highly employable.

Biology alone will not beat cancer, environmentalists alone will not mitigate global warming – scientific advances are forged through collaboration, and across the country researchers are forming partnerships to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.

This highly competitive degree provides you with vital knowledge of several scientific disciplines and the flexibility of the degree allows you to direct your learning to pursue your own developing interests or career goals.

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Overview

The Natural Sciences programme is ideal if you wish to combine study in more than one area of science whilst retaining a larger degree of flexibility than joint degrees allow. You will study modules from a minimum of two main disciplines, with the opportunity to study specialist topics as your degree programme develops.

By studying Natural Sciences you will be able to appreciate complex concepts from across contemporary science. An example of this could be examining the biological complexities of how a virus spreads through a population, alongside the computational techniques necessary to predict and illustrate it.

You will experience what is required of a competent scientist; from the deliberation needed to design an experiment, including consideration of the results, to the excitement of discovering something new.

Course Structure

This three year course gives you an opportunity to build on your existing scientific knowledge, and possibly discover new avenues of scientific study available at university level. In the second and third year, you will have the chance to choose from a diverse range of scientific modules from science schools across the faculty; from Artificial Intelligence to Quantum Mechanics and Symmetry.

The degree programme is made up of optional modules from across the Faculty of Science. In your final year of study, you will engage in a substantial research project that will reflect your own scientific interests.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used across the different modules available to Natural Sciences students, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. The final year project involves a substantial piece of written research work, which counts for 40% of your final year mark.

Course Modules 2017/8

Students must study the following modules for credits:

Name Code Credits

Students will select 0 – 60 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

BIODIVERSITY

BIO-4001A 20

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

ENV-4001A 20

UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMIC PLANET

ENV-4005A 20

Students will select 0 – 60 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

EVOLUTION, BEHAVIOUR AND ECOLOGY

BIO-4002B 20

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES IN THE EARTH’S SYSTEM I

ENV-4007B 20

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES IN THE EARTH’S SYSTEM II

ENV-4008B 20

SUSTAINABILITY, SOCIETY AND BIODIVERSITY

ENV-4006B 20

Students will select 0 – 120 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

ENV-4014Y 20

ASTROPHYSICS,ACOUSTICS AND ADDITIONAL SKILLS

PHY-4002Y 20

BONDING, STRUCTURE and PERIODICITY

CHE-4301Y 20

CALCULUS AND MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS

MTHA4005Y 40

CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (A)

CHE-4001Y 20

CHEMISTRY OF CARBON-BASED COMPOUNDS

CHE-4101Y 20

ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, RELATIVITY AND QUANTUM MECHANICS

PHY-4001Y 20

FORENSIC CHEMISTRY – COLLECTION AND COMPARISON

CHE-4701Y 20

FOUNDATIONS FOR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY

BIO-4009Y 20

GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVES

ENV-4010Y 20

LIGHT, ATOMS AND MOLECULES

CHE-4202Y 20

LINEAR ALGEBRA

MTHA4002Y 20

MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENTISTS A

ENV-4015Y 20

MOLECULES, GENES AND CELLS

BIO-4013Y 40

PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL METHODS IN BIOCHEMISTRY

BIO-4007Y 20

QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

ENV-4013Y 20

RESEARCH AND FIELD SKILLS

ENV-4004Y 20

RESEARCH SKILLS IN BIOCHEMISTRY

CHE-4602Y 20

SKILLS FOR CHEMISTS

CHE-4050Y 20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level AAA or AABB including two science subjects from list below. Science A Levels must include a Pass in the practical element.
  • International Baccalaureate 34 points including two HL Science subjects at 6 from list below
  • Scottish Advanced Highers AAA including two science subjects from list below
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AAAAAA or 6 subjects at H1 including two science subjects from list below
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at level 3, inc 12 level 3 credits in two science subjects from the below list
  • BTEC D*D*D* in a science related subject
  • European Baccalaureate Overall 85% including 85% in two science subjects from list below

Entry Requirement

Two A-level (or equivalent) subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics, Environmental Science or Geography or Geology, and Information and Communication Technology.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

 

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS : 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)
  • We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in General Science FS1

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Biomedicine and Health FS2

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Mathematics FS3

Interviews

Interviews are required as part of the selection process.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School’s annual intake is in September of each year.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.

Home/EU – The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.  To check if you are eligible please visit

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.

Scholarships

We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

 

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Service prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Service
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Please click here to register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University’s International section of our website.

MNatSci Natural Sciences

Cross boundaries with this radically interdisciplinary degree that allows you to study Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. We’re based at the heart of Norwich Research Park, where our cutting-edge work drives our teaching, placing you at the forefront of scientific advances. Our graduates are highly employable – and we rank 3rd for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS 2016)..

Scientific advances are forged through collaboration, and across the country researchers are forming partnerships to tackle the world’s most pressing issues. This four year integrated master’s programme provides you with vital knowledge of several scientific disciplines and, in the fourth year – the master’s level year – you will specialise in at least two subjects.

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Prospectus

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Overview

The Natural Sciences integrated Master’s degree programme follows a similar structure to the BSc course, but gives you the opportunity to engage in advance study in at least two science disciplines to Masters level.

This provides you with a broad introduction to the sciences as well as an opportunity for specialisation and depth of study up to Masters level. The Natural Sciences programme is ideal if you wish to combine study in more than one area of science whilst retaining a larger degree of flexibility than joint degrees allow. You will study modules from a minimum of two key disciplines, with the opportunity to study specialist topics as your degree programme develops. Furthermore during your final year you will undertake Masters level modules, giving you an advanced experience of scientific study across the Faculty of Science.

By studying Natural Sciences you will be able to appreciate complex concepts from across contemporary science. An example of this could be examining what causes a tsunami, including how scientists use mathematics to predict how the wave travels and to understand the economics of how it impacts on vulnerable people.

You will experience what is required of a competent scientist; from the deliberation needed to design an experiment, including consideration of the results, to the excitement of discovering something new.

Course Structure

This four year course gives you an opportunity to build on your existing scientific knowledge, and possibly discover new avenues of scientific study available at university level. Throughout your studies, you will have the chance to choose from a diverse range of scientific modules from science schools across the faculty; from Artificial Intelligence to Quantum Mechanics and Symmetry. In your final year you will further tailor your degree, by selecting Master’s level modules and engaging in advance study in subjects of your own preference.

The degree programme is made up of optional modules selected from across the Faculty of Science. In your final year of study, you will engage in a substantial research project that will reflect your own scientific interests.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used across the different modules available to Natural Sciences students, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. The final year project involves a substantial piece of written research work, which counts for 40% of your final year mark.

Course Modules 2017/8

Students must study the following modules for credits:

Name Code Credits

Students will select 0 – 60 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

BIODIVERSITY

BIO-4001A 20

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

ENV-4001A 20

UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMIC PLANET

ENV-4005A 20

Students will select 0 – 60 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

EVOLUTION, BEHAVIOUR AND ECOLOGY

BIO-4002B 20

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES IN THE EARTH’S SYSTEM I

ENV-4007B 20

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES IN THE EARTH’S SYSTEM II

ENV-4008B 20

SUSTAINABILITY, SOCIETY AND BIODIVERSITY

ENV-4006B 20

Students will select 0 – 120 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

ENV-4014Y 20

ASTROPHYSICS,ACOUSTICS AND ADDITIONAL SKILLS

PHY-4002Y 20

BONDING, STRUCTURE and PERIODICITY

CHE-4301Y 20

CALCULUS AND MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS

MTHA4005Y 40

CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (A)

CHE-4001Y 20

CHEMISTRY OF CARBON-BASED COMPOUNDS

CHE-4101Y 20

ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, RELATIVITY AND QUANTUM MECHANICS

PHY-4001Y 20

FORENSIC CHEMISTRY – COLLECTION AND COMPARISON

CHE-4701Y 20

FOUNDATIONS FOR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY

BIO-4009Y 20

GEOGRAPHICAL PERSPECTIVES

ENV-4010Y 20

LIGHT, ATOMS AND MOLECULES

CHE-4202Y 20

LINEAR ALGEBRA

MTHA4002Y 20

MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENTISTS A

ENV-4015Y 20

MOLECULES, GENES AND CELLS

BIO-4013Y 40

PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL METHODS IN BIOCHEMISTRY

BIO-4007Y 20

QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

ENV-4013Y 20

RESEARCH AND FIELD SKILLS

ENV-4004Y 20

RESEARCH SKILLS IN BIOCHEMISTRY

CHE-4602Y 20

SKILLS FOR CHEMISTS

CHE-4050Y 20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level A*AA or A*ABB including two science subjects as listed below. Science A Levels must include a Pass in the practical element.
  • International Baccalaureate 35 points including two HL Sciences or Mathematics at 6.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers AAA including two science subjects as listed below
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AAAAAA or six subjects at H1 including two science subjects as listed below
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in two science subjects as listed below
  • BTEC D*DD in a science related subject
  • European Baccalaureate Overall 90% with 85% in two science subjects as listed below

Entry Requirement

Two A-level (or equivalent) subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics, Environmental Science or Geography or Geology, and Information and Communication Technology.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

 

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)
  • We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in General Science FS1

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Biomedicine and Health FS2

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Mathematics FS3

Interviews

Interviews are required as part of the selection process.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School’s annual intake is in September of each year.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.

Home/EU – The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.  To check if you are eligible please visit

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.

Scholarships

We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

 

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Service prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Service
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Please click here to register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University’s International section of our website.