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The BSc Natural Sciences presents a uniquely flexible way of combining several science disciplines to give a broad-based science degree. You will study units from at least two disciplines throughout the duration of the programme, with at least one-third of your time devoted to each of your chosen "major disciplines".
With your remaining time you will have the opportunity to study a wide-range of different subjects, to graduate with a highly interdisciplinary degree, or to follow your own specialist path. The flexibility of the Natural Sciences course exploits the common structure of science teaching at UEA, which includes a common timetable between Schools of Study.
You will be allocated an academic adviser who will be a member of Faculty that regularly teaches and researches in your chosen specialism, and he/she will assist you in developing a suitable course profile. Your adviser will ensure that you enrol on the required number of credits in your chosen "major" and that you meet any prerequisites for honours level units you may wish to take.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
- EUR 10550 Year (EEA)
- EUR 16800 Year (Non-EEA)
UK/EU Students: £9,000. International Students: £14,400Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Year In Industry
Completion of a Year in Industry programme will ensure you graduate with relevant work experience, putting you one step ahead of other students. This exciting degree programme provides you with this opportunity.
There is no greater asset in todays competitive job market than relevant work experience. A Year in Industry will give you first-hand knowledge of not only the mechanics of how your chosen field operates but it will also greatly improve your chances of progressing within that sector as you seal valuable contacts and insight. These courses will also enhance your studies as theory is transformed into reality in a context governed by very real, time and financial constraints.
Our Industrial Links
We have well-established commercial connections throughout the UK and beyond and can help you to identify and compete for appropriate industrial opportunities. Current links with industry include, amongst others; Local and National Government; Astra Zeneca; the Environment Agency, GlaxoSmithKline; ICI; AVIVA; Barclays Bank.
A big attraction to this type of course, apart from the enhanced career prospects, is that students spending a year in industry as part of their degree will only pay £900 tuition fees for that year (2012 figures). There is also a realistic chance of being paid by the placement provider during the year which is a great way to help fund your continued studies.
For the latest on financial arrangements for our Year in Industry students please visit the UEA Finance webpage.
How it Works
The Year in Industry degree programmes are four years duration with the work placement taking place during your third year. They are a minimum of nine months full-time employment and a maximum of 14 months.
Throughout the work placement, you will maintain close contact with an assigned mentor at UEA who will also visit you at least once during the year. You will also be supported by an industrial supervisor. You keep a regularly updated work diary, so that your mentor will be able to ensure you are fulfilling all of the necessary learning objectives. Assessment of the year will be via a written report marked by both supervisors and a presentation.
We expect students to seek their own work placements. Not only will this ensure that you work within your preferred field, it will also provide you with the essential job-hunting skills you will require after graduation. We will, of course, offer our guidance whilst students are identifying and negotiating placement opportunities.
Please note that we cannot guarantee any student a work placement as this decision rests with potential employers and students will be expected to source these placements themselves.
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:
- International Baccalaureate:
- Scottish Highers:
- Scottish Advanced Highers:
- Irish Leaving Certificate:
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 are required as part of the selection process.
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
We ask our applicants to have at least two of the following subjects to A2-level or equivalent: 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.
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.
Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above.
No work experience is required.