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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**The ocean covers 70% of the Earth’s surface and contains a huge range of ecosystems, from deep sea hydrothermal vents through to shallow estuaries. It' is also a critical component of the integrated Earth system, playing a key role in the moderation of our climate, both now and into the future. Far from being a static pool, the marine environment is a dynamic and inherently interdisciplinary system, with complex feedbacks between physical, chemical and biological processes. If you’re fascinated by the marine environment, our Marine Sciences degree will take you on a journey through the global oceans, exploring the interconnected physical, biogeochemical, and ecological systems. You’ll discover the vulnerability of marine ecosystems to human activity, consider how marine resources may be used sustainably, and investigate the critical role of the ocean in mitigating climate change. **About This Course**What drives ocean currents? Why do phytoplankton bloom? How is ocean acidification linked to climate change? Where does all the plastic in the ocean go? How can marine energy be harnessed? If you’re fascinated by these sorts of questions, this is the degree for you. During our Marine Sciences degree, you’ll explore the physical, biogeochemical, and ecological systems that make the seas and oceans around the world such a rich and diverse environment. Throughout the course you’ll develop a wide range of professional and transferable skills, such as analytical problem solving, computing, scientific communication and collaborative research. These are highly sought-after skills for employers in marine industries and the blue economy, including offshore oil and gas, offshore wind, marine renewables, shipping, fisheries and aquaculture, but also for education, research, environmental consulting and other professional occupations. UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences is at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary marine and environmental research and you’ll be taught by world-leading scientists in these fields. Through the Collaborative Centre for Sustainable use of the Seas, UEA has strong links with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), who advise industry and the UK government on marine science and policy. Cefas lecturers are embedded in many of our modules and provide further insight into real-world applications of marine science. The seas and oceans around the world must be effectively managed to ensure sustainable use of marine resources into the future. This requires an overarching understanding of all the interconnected marine systems and UEA’s Marine Science degree will put you in the unique position to be part of the solution. **Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,800per year

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A level : ABB

including Geography, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Critical Thinking and General Studies not accepted. Science A-Levels must include a pass in the practical element.

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University information

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University of East Anglia UEA

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 100 5

    18th out of 30 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    125 57%

    42nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    40th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    38th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    144 65%

    14th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    17th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    21st

    10

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