BSc Physical Education with a Year Abroad


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Challenge yourself with a degree in physical education, at one of the UK’s best university sports facilities. Our Physical Education BSc provides the future generation of educators with a sprint start into the Physical Education curriculum, including areas such as games, athletics, aquatics, outdoor and adventurous activities, and dance.

You’ll learn how to link theory with practice whilst enjoying the extensive sporting facilities at UEA. You will develop your skills as an educator within the highly regarded School of Education and Lifelong Learning with an embedded placement and research experience as part of the course.

On this course, you’ll spend your third year studying abroad before returning to UEA for your final year.

Overview

In your first year you’ll explore the key areas underpinning the study of physical education, sport and fitness, and sport and physical activity development. Through core modules in the areas of psychology, physiology, skill acquisition and health, you’ll discover factors influencing the performance, participation and development of individuals within physical education, sport and physical activity settings. You’ll also gain delivery specific knowledge across a range of games activities.

We attract students from a range of academic backgrounds, so the module Academic and Professional Practice is designed to facilitate a smooth transition into higher education study for everyone, and will enable you to test out your preferences through voluntary work.

We operate a common suite of Year 1 modules in our Physical Education, Sport and Health cluster, which means you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to one of the following courses after Year 1:

  • BSc PE, Sport and Health
  • BSc Sports Development
  • BSc Physical Activity and Health

In your second and fourth years you’ll study a combination of compulsory and optional modules covering different aspects of the physical education curriculum and landscape.

In your final year you’ll also complete a research project under the supervision of a lecturer who’s actively engaged in research. This is a great opportunity to delve into an area you’re passionate about in physical education or other related area. You’ll get the chance to collect and analyse data and turn those findings into a substantial research report. This will help you demonstrate a wide range of applicable workplace skills.

You’ll also have the opportunity to pursue a range of nationally accredited coaching and officiating awards alongside the set curriculum. All of these will enhance your employability and widen your horizons.

We have support from an excellent careers central advisor who will support you with your personal development and any applications into teacher training programmes post-graduation.

Course Structure

Year 1

Core modules cover topics including psychology, physiology, skill acquisition and fitness and training.

You’ll take the compulsory module Academic and Professional Practice. This will smooth your transition into higher education, whatever your academic background, and give you the opportunity to undertake sports-industry-based voluntary work.

Year 2

You will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules from different aspects of physical education. These include Athletics and Aquatic Activities, Policy and Practice in Physical Education, and Professional Skills in Physical Education, among others. Students can also choose modules delivered across the university such as British Sign Language, International Development, and Creativity in Education.

Year 3

You’ll spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner universities in North America, New Zealand or Australia.

Year 4

In your final year you will design and implement your own research project under the supervision of a member of staff. You’ll also choose from a range of optional modules to complement or extend your previous study and future career aspirations. These include Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, Analysis and Classification of Sport, Culture and Society amongst others.

Teaching and Learning

We have a high ratio of academic staff to students, and throughout your studies you will benefit from our small-group teaching, which is designed to encourage interaction between lecturers and students.

You will be supported by our experienced staff, who are renowned for their excellence in teaching and research. You’ll learn about a range of sociological and educational theories and concepts, and you’ll be able to explore the context and application of various key disciplines and how they relate to physical education, sport and physical activity.

Your voluntary work and placement experience will allow you to develop key reflective practice skills, grow your understanding of the workplace, and begin your professional development.

You will get feedback from your lecturers throughout to help you identify areas for improvement. Feedback could include annotations, written feedback sheets, and verbal feedback.

You’ll be expected to be self-motivated in your learning and eager to take ownership of your progress. Alongside your taught sessions you will be required to work independently and with your peers in groups.

You will be asked to complete preparatory reading and tasks and bring these with you to sessions. You will also be required to submit formative (practice) work so that lecturers can give you feedback, before your submit your summative (graded) work for marking.

Throughout your course you will be able to meet with your adviser for support and advice on your studies and developing career ambitions.

Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, from exams, essays and presentations, through to fieldwork manuals, reflective logs, academic posters, videos, and a dissertation.

Optional Study abroad or Placement Year

On this course you’ll get an insight into how other countries and cultures approach sport and fitness by spending a year studying abroad. You can study at one of our partner universities in North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Your time abroad will be an invaluable academic and cultural experience, one that most students consider to be the highlight of their time at university. It will also demonstrate your adaptability and resilience to future employers.

After the course

You will graduate as a skilled and confident advocate for all forms of physical education. You will be well placed to enter a range of sectors and organisations including teaching at primary, secondary or further education level, educational research, education consultancy, higher level teaching assistant or within the sports coaching sector.

You will also graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to progress to a PGCE in either primary school teaching or secondary physical education teaching. In addition, many of our graduates decide to continue their studies with postgraduate courses such as Sports Science, Coaching Studies, Strength and Conditioning, Physiotherapy or Master’s by Research.

Career destinations

  • Secondary school teacher
  • Primary school teacher
  • Further education lecturer
  • Educational training and development
  • Sport coaching delivery and development
  • Education consultancy

Course related costs

You are eligible for reduced fees during your year abroad. Further details are available on our Tuition Fee webpage.

There will be extra costs related to items such as your travel and accommodation during your year abroad, which will vary depending on location.

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Modules 2019/0

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

In this module you'll explore and develop the academic study skills and techniques needed for studying in Higher Education. This will help you to meet both your immediate and long-term study needs and provide you with a foundation for lifelong learning.

EDUP4006Y

20

ACQUIRING AND DEVELOPING SKILLS

In this module you'll examine the nature of skill learning, and you'll explore some of the selected factors which influence the acquisition of motor skills.

EDUP4007A

20

GAMES ACTIVITIES

In this module you'll examine the main principles and concepts associated with Games activities. This will involve the detailed analysis and critical evaluation of the structural, strategic and technical components of Games; through which you'll develop subject knowledge of Games activities.

EDUP4004Y

20

PRINCIPLES OF FITNESS AND TRAINING

This module allows you to examine the parameters of fitness and principles of training and your application to the enhancement of sporting performance, health and well-being.

EDUP4003B

20

SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

This module will introduce you to the fundamental principles underpinning the psychology of sport and exercise and will allow you to understand their role and importance in influencing participation and performance in sport and exercise settings. You will develop an understanding of a range of interpersonal, intrapersonal, and situational factors that underpin and influence participation, performance, and behaviour in sport and exercise settings; understand why and how psychology may be used to improve sport and exercise participation and performance; and be able to apply knowledge of psychological processes to influence and understand participation and performance. You will gain an introduction to the study of individual, group, and situational factors that influence participation and performance. These include: arousal, stress and anxiety; attributions; motivation; morality; the coach-athlete relationship; peer relationships; leadership; and group dynamics.

EDUP4005B

20

THE ANATOMICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT

In this module, you'll focus on the scientific principles of human movement - the application of theory to practice and the consideration of movement principles in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. You will develop your ability to promote performance in physical education through managing the application of human movement knowledge in specific applied settings.

EDUP4008A

20

Students must study the following modules for 20 credits:

Name Code Credits

RESEARCH ENQUIRY

This module will provide you with an introduction to different approaches to educational research and some commonly used research methods. You will address the relative strengths and weaknesses of each method alongside its suitability in different research situations. You will engage in a number of practical sessions where you will design and run your own data collections and carry out appropriate analyses. The module will also introduce you to the process of designing a research project. The second component (in the Spring semester) will require you to reflect upon your personal research interests in designing your undergraduate dissertation in year three.

EDUP5009Y

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY PRACTICE

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts underpinning critical sociological enquiry in physical education by examining the way in which contemporary policies and practices of physical education influence conceptions of 'the body', 'ability' and 'health'. This module considers opportunities for and barriers to developing greater equity and inclusion in physical education. Integral to this module is a placement of your choice.

EDUP5008Y

40

PARTNERSHIPS IN SPORT PROVISION

You'll develop an understanding of the nature and purpose of sports development within its historical and current landscape. You'll complete the module with a thorough understanding of where sports development and community sport originates and the contribution it makes to the government's agenda. You'll critically analyse the various national, regional and local partners who make up this landscape and explore the career opportunities that exist within this sector. Learning Outcomes: a.Show an appreciation of the range and structure of provision for sports activities in the UK; b.Assess the effectiveness of a range of providers in promoting and delivering sport in the community; c.Understand the functions and characteristics of sporting activities in the context of national politics; d.Explain and critique contemporary developments in sport and the implications for diverse communities, organisations and individuals. e.Review multi agency approaches in their direction and critique national strategies; f.Understand the relationships between selected industrial sectors of sport (public, private and voluntary) You'll build up a picture of the PE and sport development spectrum from birth to life-long participation, including performance, volunteering, coaching and governance infra-structure across the East Region and the UK. A review of sport policy will take place, examining the implications and differences of delivering the governments sports agendas. Focus will also be on the reflection of the marketing of physical activity to adults and young people, drawing on national campaigns and initiatives. Provision across the public, private, voluntary and commercial sectors will be explored in relation to the nature of provision and the markets served.

EDUP5011Y

40

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

In this module you'll be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of good practice in physical education teaching, and you'll explore the fundamental subject specific teaching skills required for the effective delivery of physical education in schools. Within the module you'll undertake a placement of your choice.

EDUP5010Y

40

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ATHLETIC AND AQUATIC ACTIVITIES

In this module you'll develop knowledge, skill and understanding of the fundamental principles of Athletics and Aquatics from both a conceptual and contextual perspective. You'll focus on the importance of body preparation, skill learning and progression.

EDUP5006B

20

POLICY AND PRACTICE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

This module will introduce you to macro level policy and micro level practice in relation to the delivery of compelling high quality physical education and school sport. You will explore the emergence and rationalisation of physical education policy and national strategies such as the National Curriculum, Physical Education, School Sport and Club Links Strategy (PESSCL/PESSYP), physical literacy and accredited qualifications. You will study contemporary physical education practice within the context of tradition and philosophies associated with the delivery of the subject. You will explore safe practice and risk assessment in relation to the delivery of high quality physical education and off-site outdoor and adventurous activities. The theory-practice interface is also contextualised through a range of case studies, applied through a series of organised educational visits. You will be required to have UEA DBS clearance BEFORE the module starts.

EDUP5014B

20

PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Develop your understanding of the key psychological correlates and consequences of health-enhancing physical activity and sedentary behaviour, exploring the theoretical underpinnings of this area of study.

EDUP5007B

20

Students will select 20 - 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ATHLETIC AND AQUATIC ACTIVITIES

In this module you'll develop knowledge, skill and understanding of the fundamental principles of Athletics and Aquatics from both a conceptual and contextual perspective. You'll focus on the importance of body preparation, skill learning and progression.

EDUP5006B

20

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY PRACTICE

This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of key concepts underpinning critical sociological enquiry in Physical Education by examining the way in which contemporary policies and practices of physical education influence conceptions of 'the body', 'ability' and 'health'. This module considers opportunities for and barriers to developing greater equity and inclusion in physical education.

EDUP5019A

20

PARTNERSHIPS IN SPORT PROVISION

You'll develop an understanding of the nature and purpose of sports development within its historical and current landscape. You'll complete the module with a thorough understanding of where sports development and community sport originates and the contribution it makes to the government's agenda. You'll critically analyse the various national, regional and local partners who make up this landscape and explore the career opportunities that exist within this sector. Learning Outcomes: a.Show an appreciation of the range and structure of provision for sports activities in the UK; b.Assess the effectiveness of a range of providers in promoting and delivering sport in the community; c.Understand the functions and characteristics of sporting activities in the context of national politics; d.Explain and critique contemporary developments in sport and the implications for diverse communities, organisations and individuals. e.Review multi agency approaches in their direction and critique national strategies; f.Understand the inter-connection between selected industrial sectors of sport (public, private and voluntary); You'll build up a picture of the PE and sport development spectrum from birth to life-long participation, including performance, volunteering, coaching and governance infra-structure across the East Region and the UK. A review of sport policy will take place, examining the implications and differences of delivering the governments sports agendas. Focus will also be on the reflection of the marketing of physical activity to adults and young people, drawing on national campaigns and initiatives. Provision across the public, private, voluntary and commercial sectors will be explored in relation to the nature of provision and the markets served.

EDUP5017A

20

POLICY AND PRACTICE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

This module will introduce you to macro level policy and micro level practice in relation to the delivery of compelling high quality physical education and school sport. You will explore the emergence and rationalisation of physical education policy and national strategies such as the National Curriculum, Physical Education, School Sport and Club Links Strategy (PESSCL/PESSYP), physical literacy and accredited qualifications. You will study contemporary physical education practice within the context of tradition and philosophies associated with the delivery of the subject. You will explore safe practice and risk assessment in relation to the delivery of high quality physical education and off-site outdoor and adventurous activities. The theory-practice interface is also contextualised through a range of case studies, applied through a series of organised educational visits. You will be required to have UEA DBS clearance BEFORE the module starts.

EDUP5014B

20

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

In this module you'll be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of good practice in physical education teaching, and you'll explore the fundamental subject specific teaching skills required for the effective delivery of physical education in schools.

EDUP5020A

20

PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Develop your understanding of the key psychological correlates and consequences of health-enhancing physical activity and sedentary behaviour, exploring the theoretical underpinnings of this area of study.

EDUP5007B

20

Students will select 10 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I

How would you converse with someone who is deaf? At work? In school? In an emergency? How can you avoid typical faux pas due to ignorance of a different culture? Can a 'signed'/'visual' language 'convey as adequately' as a 'spoken' language? These questions highlight the central learning achieved in this module. This is a course in British Sign Language assuming no prior, or minimal knowledge of the language. Throughout the course you will discover aspects central to the Deaf World and its Culture, and how to communicate through a unique 'visual' language, a language that uses your hands and body to communicate! Teaching and learning strategies involve signed conversation (from early on), role-play, and lots of games and exercises that make a truly 'fun and enjoyable' module to take. You will learn a little about the history of the Deaf and Sign Language itself, and its long battle to be recognised. You will discover how using your body and hands can be an exciting and meaningful way of communicating. You will acquire a wide range of easily usable vocabulary, a deeper look into various features that make the language unique, and very different to spoken languages. On successful completion of this module you will have developed knowledge and skills that will enable you to communicate with a Deaf person. You will be able to take your British Sign Language studies onto the next level, broadening your knowledge and developing further, the skill within this amazing 'Visual' language. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. Students who are found to have a level of knowledge that exceeds the level for which they have enrolled may be asked to withdraw from the module, at the Teacher's discretion.

PPLB4031A

20

INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I (SPRING START)

How would you converse with someone who is deaf? At work? In school? In an emergency? How can you avoid typical faux pas due to ignorance of a different culture? Can a 'signed'/'visual' language 'convey as adequately' as a 'spoken' language? These questions highlight the central learning achieved in this module. This is a course in British Sign Language assuming no prior, or minimal knowledge of the language. Throughout the course you will discover aspects central to the Deaf World and its Culture, and how to communicate through a unique 'visual' language, a language that uses your hands and body to communicate! Teaching and learning strategies involve signed conversation (from early on), role-play, and lots of games and exercises that make a truly 'fun and enjoyable' module to take. You will learn a little about the history of the Deaf and Sign Language itself, and its long battle to be recognised. You will discover how using your body and hands can be an exciting and meaningful way of communicating. You will acquire q wide range of easily usable vocabulary, a deeper look into various features that make the language unique, and very different to spoken languages. On successful completion of this module you will have developed knowledge and skills that will enable you to communicate with a Deaf person. You will be able to take your British Sign Language studies onto the next level, broadening your knowledge and developing further, the skill within this amazing 'Visual' language. Please note that very occasionally subsidiary language modules may be cancelled due to low enrolment. Students who are found to have a level of knowledge that exceeds the level for which they have enrolled may be asked to withdraw from the module, at the Teacher's discretion.

PPLB4033B

20

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

YEAR ABROAD

Students will spend the third year of their studies at an approved overseas university.

EDUP5012Y

120

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

DISSERTATION

You will focus on the designing and implementation of an independent original research study. You will explore the designing of research questions and critically evaluate research methodologies leading to the development and implementation of a research study. You will utilise knowledge gained from other modules on the BA Physical Education programme. You will focus on the formulation of viable research questions, designing a suitable research project, gaining an understanding of research ethics, conducting small scale research and writing it up in the form of a dissertation.

EDUP6017Y

40

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

AESTHETIC ACTIVITIES

In this module you'll explore the fundamental principles of Gymnastics and Dance activities from a conceptual and contextual perspective. You'll develop your subject knowledge, skills and understanding through practical skills and performance.

EDUP6006A

20

ANALYSIS AND CLASSIFICATION OF SPORT

This module focuses on the analysis and classification of sport - relating theory to practice. You will acquire practical and theoretical knowledge, skills and understanding of performance analysis, and develop an appreciation of the classification systems for sport, through a structural, strategic and technical perspective.

EDUP6010A

20

SPORT, CULTURE AND SOCIETY

This module develops a critical understanding of the interrelationship between sport, culture and society. You will explore how sport informs, and is informed by historical, political, educational, and socio-economic factors in UK and in a global context. You will explore the relationship of sport to society and the construction of meaning and identities, especially in relation to age, class, gender, mental health, race, ethnicity, ability and sexuality. You will also explore how sport can be used as a force for advocacy for different groups and the impact of those strategies.

EDUP6019A

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROMOTION

In this module, you will analyse the concepts, principles and context underpinning health and physical activity promotion. Consideration is given to health, activity and fitness status of adults and young people, including exercise guidance for different population groups. You will review and examine the role of PE in health and physical activity promotion, and you will assess intervention research evidence for the promotion of physical activity and assess the role of different agencies in the provision and promotion of health and physical activity. You will complete an intervention strategy for your chosen target group based on national research and present your findings in your coursework.

EDUP6015B

20

OUTDOOR AND ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES

The Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) module is designed to develop an understanding of the value and importance of OAA in contemporary society, improve physical performance in the outdoors, and develop the necessary skills to effectively plan and lead an OAA trip. The module is designed to support the subject knowledge of OAA, both within and beyond the Physical Education National Curriculum.

EDUP6013B

20

PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Develop your understanding of the key psychological factors that influence pupils' participation and engagement in PE. Consider the role of the teacher and the learning environment from a psychological perspective. Explore the theoretical and practical issues underpinning this area of study.

EDUP6018B

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

AESTHETIC ACTIVITIES

In this module you'll explore the fundamental principles of Gymnastics and Dance activities from a conceptual and contextual perspective. You'll develop your subject knowledge, skills and understanding through practical skills and performance.

EDUP6006A

20

ANALYSIS AND CLASSIFICATION OF SPORT

This module focuses on the analysis and classification of sport - relating theory to practice. You will acquire practical and theoretical knowledge, skills and understanding of performance analysis, and develop an appreciation of the classification systems for sport, through a structural, strategic and technical perspective.

EDUP6010A

20

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROMOTION

In this module, you will analyse the concepts, principles and context underpinning health and physical activity promotion. Consideration is given to health, activity and fitness status of adults and young people, including exercise guidance for different population groups. You will review and examine the role of PE in health and physical activity promotion, and you will assess intervention research evidence for the promotion of physical activity and assess the role of different agencies in the provision and promotion of health and physical activity. You will complete an intervention strategy for your chosen target group based on national research and present your findings in your coursework.

EDUP6015B

20

OUTDOOR AND ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES

The Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) module is designed to develop an understanding of the value and importance of OAA in contemporary society, improve physical performance in the outdoors, and develop the necessary skills to effectively plan and lead an OAA trip. The module is designed to support the subject knowledge of OAA, both within and beyond the Physical Education National Curriculum.

EDUP6013B

20

SPORT, CULTURE AND SOCIETY

This module develops a critical understanding of the interrelationship between sport, culture and society. You will explore how sport informs, and is informed by historical, political, educational, and socio-economic factors in UK and in a global context. You will explore the relationship of sport to society and the construction of meaning and identities, especially in relation to age, class, gender, mental health, race, ethnicity, ability and sexuality. You will also explore how sport can be used as a force for advocacy for different groups and the impact of those strategies.

EDUP6019A

20

PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Develop your understanding of the key psychological factors that influence pupils' participation and engagement in PE. Consider the role of the teacher and the learning environment from a psychological perspective. Explore the theoretical and practical issues underpinning this area of study.

EDUP6018B

20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Further Reading

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Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB or BBB with an A in the Extended Project
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points
  • Scottish Highers AAABB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2 and 3 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Pass with Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3.
  • BTEC DDM. Excludes BTEC Public Services and Business Administration. Please note we do not accept three individual BTEC’s as equivalent to the Extended Diploma but a single BTEC and A levels will be considered.
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Entry Requirement

GCSE English Language, Maths and a Science subject at Grade 4 or Grade C or above.

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA, we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition, some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

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 speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please click here (needs the hyperlink included) for further information.

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for this course, our partner INTO UEA offers progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a foundation programme and an interview:

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

INTO UEA also offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA

English for University Study at INTO UEA 

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe 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 to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

All applicants must be able to illustrate recent active involvement in sport and/or training.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN: Disclosure of criminal background for those with access to children.

All applicants who have been offered a place to study the course will be required to obtain a new DBS Check. This will happen after registration. 

General information about this process can be obtained from the UK Governments Disclosure and Barring Service website.

Intakes

The School’s annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

Candidates with equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply, or contact the Admissions Office for further information.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International Students  webpage.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students 

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs 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.

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further information

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

    Next Steps

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