BSc Environmental Sciences with a Year in Industry

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Every person alive is profoundly influenced by their environment every day but how well do you understand your environment and how it is affecting you?

Here in the oldest and largest School of Environmental Sciences in the UK we will help you to learn how the social, biological, physical and chemical components of your environment interact together to influence your life.

You will acquire a wide range of skills that will enable you to apply the most rigorous scientific analyses to current problems caused by the way in which mankind is changing our environment at a greater rate than ever before.

The Year in Industry programme involves four years of study with the first two years being spent a…

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Every person alive is profoundly influenced by their environment every day but how well do you understand your environment and how it is affecting you?

Here in the oldest and largest School of Environmental Sciences in the UK we will help you to learn how the social, biological, physical and chemical components of your environment interact together to influence your life.

You will acquire a wide range of skills that will enable you to apply the most rigorous scientific analyses to current problems caused by the way in which mankind is changing our environment at a greater rate than ever before.

The Year in Industry programme involves four years of study with the first two years being spent at UEA following the BSc Environmental Sciences programme. The third year is spent on an industrial placement with a relevant scientific placement provider. You will return to UEA for your fourth and final year.

The first year provides a very broad platform that ensures you have all the necessary building blocks to choose, from the very wide range listed below, a combination of honours units that best suit your individual interests.

This pathway is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences. Students will be eligible for Associate Membership of the IES upon graduation, with the opportunity of achieving Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) or Chartered Scientist (CSci) status.

Study Environmental Sciences at UEA and find out the answers to the following questions and many more...

  • What is the geological evidence for climate change?
  • How has the Earth changed over the last 2.5 million years?
  • How does pollution affect human health and well-being?
  • Can we predict the outcome of pollution many years in the future
  • What is biodiversity?
  • What is the philosophy behind the conservation of biodiversity?
  • How are international environmental treaties formed?
  • What are the political issues preventing a world wide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions?
  • Can we predict future climate change and its effects?
  • How would a volcanic eruption affect the global climate?
  • What drives the circulation of the atmosphere and oceans?
  • What is El Nino?
  • How can we reduce our energy consumption in the western world?
  • What are the environmental impacts of non-fossil fuels?
  • How are the risks of flooding reduced?
  • Can farmed land be managed to promote biodiversity and sustainability?
  • How can the environment be accounted for within an economic system?
  • What happens inside an erupting volcano?
  • Does ozone depletion have any implications for human health?

Field Course Options

Field courses and practical classes are an integral part of training our environmental science students. You will be introduced to many different geological environments, ecological habitats and learn a variety of practical techniques using specialist equipment through the wide range of field courses available.


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Entry Requirements A Level: ABB International Baccalaureate: 32 (incl 3 HL subjects at grade 5) Scottish Highers: AABBB Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB Access Course: See below European Baccalaureate: 75% overall 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. overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 78 overall (minimum 20 in Speaking component, 17 in Writing and Listening components and 18 in Reading components.
  • PTE: 55 overall (minimum 51 in any component).

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing 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 may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

Applicants are asked to have at least one science based A2-level or equivalent. Acceptable science subjects include: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Intakes

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

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 Science credits.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have Mathematics and English at minimum of Grade C or above at GCSE Level.

Environmental science is a rapidly progressing, vibrant and exciting field of study with excellent career prospects in the UK and beyond.

Environmental Science is a modern scientific discipline that will have a profound effect on human society as environmental concerns become paramount at the beginning of the 21st century.

A human population of over 6 billion demands energy, transport, and technology, while climate change threatens the security of the most vulnerable peoples on the planet. Management of pollution and waste is essential to protect human health. Global environment change is eroding the planets biological diversity. Natural hazards threaten infrequent but catastrophic disasters.

Solving these urgent problems requires the expertise of trained environmental scientists. In ENV you will be trained to understand the complex interactions of human society with the bio-geosphere and to provide solutions for enhanced industry and sustainable economies. Inter-disciplinary scientists are needed to communicate the solutions and influence policy at local, national and global scales.

Volcanology, seismology, ecology, conservation, meteorology, oceanography, environmental economics, environmental politics, geochemistry, soil science, climate change and energy resources are just a few of the subjects you could study. Whether you choose to study a broad range of the environmental sciences or specialise in one field, you can be sure that your degree will be challenging and inspiring from beginning to end.

In the 2012 National Student Survey, the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA gained a 96% satisfaction rate, putting the department at joint 5th in the UK, above universities like Southampton and Exeter. Teaching was a particular highlight of the survey, and as a School, Environmental Sciences came in joint 2nd with a rating of 97% satisfaction.

UniStats Information Fees and Funding Undergraduate University Fees

We are committed to ensuring that Tuition Fees 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. Full time UK/EU students starting an undergraduate degree course in 2013 will be charged a tuition fee of £9,000. The level of fee may be subject to yearly increases. Full time International students starting an undergraduate degree course in 2013 will be charged a tuition fee of £14,400. The level of fee may be subject to yearly increases.

Year in Industry Fees

For Home/EU students opting for Year in Industry the tuition fee is currently £1,250. The Year in Industry tuition fee will be subject to an annual increase. International Students are required to pay 25% of their annual tuition fee to UEA during their year in Industry and will be calculated based on the current tuition fee for that year.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships. To check if you are eligible please visit http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/finance/university-financial-support

International Students

The Environmental Science courses have 2 £1,000 year one scholarship available for 2013 entry. The Scholarship deadline is 15th January 2013. Please contact the Admissions office at env.ug.admiss@uea.ac.uk for more information.

The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Our University international pages gives you more details about preparation for studying with us, including Fees and Funding http://www.uea.ac.uk/international



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