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The University of East Anglia in Norwich offers a unique degree in Geophysical Sciences, encompassing not only the solid Earth but the whole Earth system and its interactions, which control our environment. We follow a complete and integrated physical approach to address the environmental issues that threaten our future.
The aim of the degree programme is to provide a quantitative, physical understanding of the whole Earth system and the processes that control our environment. The course takes students on a journey of discovery around the Earth studying the skies, seas and the Earth's deep interior and examining the surface to discover how the Earth has developed into what is seen today. Because Geophysics is a broad subject at the intersection of many disciplines, the degree programme is taught within the School of Environmental Sciences to enable students to choose a multidisciplinary path of study. The integrated approach stresses the links between wide-ranging subjects including solid Earth geophysics, meteorology, geophysical modelling, oceanography and geology. The course covers the various environmental threats and their impact on human society.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline January 15 Tuition fee
- EUR 10560 Year (EEA)
- EUR 17480 Year (Non-EEA)
UK/EU £9,000; International £14,900Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Example Course Modules
Year 1 compulsory
- Understanding the Dynamic Planet
- Sustainability in Society and Biodiversity in a Changing World
- Earths Chemical Processes and Atmosphere and Oceans
- Global Environmental Challenges
- Numerical Skills for Scientists.
Year 2 optional
- Ocean Circulation
- Aquatic Ecology
- Environmental Politics and Policy Making
- Hydrology and Hydrogeology.
Year 3 compulsory
- Global Environmental Change
- Research and Field Skills
- Independent Project (BSc only)
Year 3 optional
- Biological Oceanography and Marine Ecology
- Field Course to East Africa
- Earthquake and Volcanic Hazards
- Fossil Fuels.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 78
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
- A Level: ABB (including A level Mathematics)
- International Baccalaureate: 32 (incl 3 HL subjects at grade 5, including HL Maths)
- Scottish Highers: AABBB (including Maths)
- Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB (including Maths)
- Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB (including Maths)
- Access Course: See below
- European Baccalaureate: 75% overall (including Maths)
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.
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.
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
A level Mathematics or equivalent.
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
The School's annual intake is in September of each year.
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 Maths credits.
Students are required to have Mathematics and English at minimum of Grade C or above at GCSE Level.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.
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.