This programme is recognised as one of the most comprehensive in the country, and has been developed as the result of a collaboration between the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Environmental Sciences. As a result, studying Ecology at UEA provides you with a breadth of knowledge unparalleled at other institutions. Students are able to learn aspects from a range of subjects, including chemistry and marine biology, which offers students a diverse range of skills that are highly sought after by employers.
The School boasts excellent research facilities and a unique interdisciplinary approach to teaching. In the 2012 National Student Survey, the School of Biological Sciences at UEA was ranked 1st for teaching, out of 100 UK departments.
Our four-year ecology degree with a year in either Australasia, Europe or North America provides a great opportunity to combine your studies with the experience of study overseas.
Ecology is the study of how organisms behave, interact with, and evolve in response to their physical and biological environments. It seeks to explain the diversity, abundance, and distribution of organisms, and appeals to those who are interested in the richness of the biosphere and concerned with how it is affected by human activities. Ecology, and its sister disciplines, evolutionary biology and behaviour, therefore provide the basis for understanding how lifes diversity originated and will respond to climate change, pollution, the destruction of natural ecosystems, and the concomitant loss of global biodiversity.
Our programmes provide excellent opportunities to study the fundamental and applied aspects of population biology, evolution, community and ecosystem dynamics, habitat ecology, macro-ecology and conservation. The approaches used in exploring these topics range from molecular biology, evolutionary theory, mathematical modelling, plant science, animal behaviour, and field ecology to geographical information systems, climatology, environmental economics and resource management.
UK/EU £9,000; International £14,900Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
During the third year of your course you will spend a year studying abroad at one of our exchange partners:
Australasia This is the most recent addition to our year abroad portfolio and has proven itself an extremely popular programme. Current exchange partners include: Murdoch University, Perth; Macquarie University, Sydney; and University of Auckland, New Zealand.
North America Our North American exchange programme is long-established and continues to be popular. We currently have exchange agreements with US universities in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Missouri and Oregon. We also have exchange partners in Canada which currently include universities in British Columbia and Ontario.
Europe Students on the European exchange programme will take appropriate language modules during the second year, in preparation for the third year spent at a university in Europe. Currently students can visit universities in France, Italy, Germany, Spain or Sweden. The acquisition of a second language and the experience of living and studying in Europe have proved a valuable asset to our graduates.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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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:
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.
Students are required to have Grade B in Mathematics and Grade C in English Language at GCSE Level. GCSE Grade B in the Language of instruction for the Year Abroad.
No work experience is required.
"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."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
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.