MChem Chemistry with a Year in Industry

Full Time
Degree of Master of Chemistry

UCAS Course Code
A-Level typical
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This course satisfies the academic requirements for Chartered Chemist (CChem) and Chartered Scientist (CSci).

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The School of Chemistry prides itself on research excellence across its spectrum of activities, from synthetic chemistry and drug discovery to spectroscopy and analytical and biophysical chemistry, as confirmed by successive Research Assessment Exercises.

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Find out what it's really like to study Chemistry at UEA on our residential summer school!

1 - 3 July 2018

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Gain the academic training needed to become a professional chemist, whilst improving your career prospects with experience and contacts during a year in industry. Chemistry at UEA has a prestigious reputation – in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) we ranked 4th in the UK for research outputs. It is this cutting-edge research in chemical sciences which underpins the teaching of the course, ensuring your learning is at the forefront of scientific thought.

Accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this integrated four-year course provides you with an advanced knowledge of chemistry. In the final years of your degree, you will tailor your study to specialise in the areas which reflect your interests and undertake an individual research project. Your third year will be spent on an industrial placement, meaning you will graduate with invaluable practical experience and industry links.


This four year degree offers you the opportunity to take an industrial placement in year 3. Completion of a Year in Industry programme will ensure you graduate with relevant work experience, putting you one step ahead of other students.

Chemistry helps shape the world around us, from the materials we use to the medicines we take. Understanding how chemicals interact at a molecular level is both fascinating and of critical importance to the well-being of an individual and the economy as a whole. This is the chemistry degree to choose if you intend to be a professional chemist.

Our Chemistry MChem is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, demonstrating the high quality of our course. This four-year degree programme is a aimed at giving you a broad understanding of chemistry at an advanced level, with the opportunity to explore in depth specialised areas through optional modules.

Course Structure

In each of the years based at UEA you will study core inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, with practical experiments in associated laboratories. Training in laboratory skills is emphasised because chemistry has a strong practical component, whether it is in the synthesis of new compounds, characterisation of these compounds by spectroscopic methods or studying their properties.

Year 1
The first year of the chemistry programmes will develop your scientific skills – building upon your A level subject knowledge in chemistry but will also include areas such as mathematics and physics for those students who have not taken A levels in these subjects.

Year 2
You will study topics in organic and physical chemistry, together with molecular structure and energy levels, extending your knowledge in the core areas of chemistry and honing your practical skills.

Year 3 (Year in Industry)
You will spend your third year on industrial placement. Throughout the work placement, you keep in contact with staff members at UEA, one of whom will visit you at least once during the year. In addition to a detailed final report on the work undertaken you will also complete a distance learning module assessed by coursework and short course tests.

Year 4
The fourth and final year of the MChem involves an extended research project, which could be a computational or a laboratory project, and further modules in advanced topics in chemistry. For the project you will spend time in a research group, usually working alongside postgraduate students and doctoral researchers. The research project will not only build up your research skills, therefore improving your employment prospects, but it is also an enjoyable and stimulating experience, frequently leading to publication in a scientific journal.

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 today’s 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

A wide range of companies participate in this scheme, including: GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Infineum, Xennia, Napp and British Sugar to name but a few. Students are engaged in a large range of projects: in organic synthesis and pharmaceuticals, analysis, physical chemistry, materials chemistry and environmental and forensic chemistry.

Financial Benefits

A big attraction to this type of course, apart from the enhanced career prospects, is that students will pay much reduced tuition fees for that year (see fees and funding tab). 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 in length 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 keep in close contact with an assigned mentor at UEA who will also visit you at least once during the year. 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. Some introductory sessions are provided prior to commencing the work placement to help you gain the most from your year in industry, and you will enroll on a Work Based Learning module during you final year back at UEA.

We expect students to seek their own work placements and in the first two weeks of your second year you will be asked to write a curriculum vitae and to apply to a range of companies. Not only will this ensure that you work within your preferred field of chemistry, 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. The Faculty of Science will provide support for students trying to obtain a placement in preparation for the year in Industry placements and students are expected to make use of any help offered within the Faculty/School as well as the Careers Centre.

If you were unable to secure a work placement by the end of your second year you will have the option to apply to be transferred onto the equivalent three-year degree programme without a Year in Industry.

“I have secured an industrial placement as a medicinal chemist at the pharmaceutical company Novartis for next year. During this year I will earn a decent salary as well as complete distance learning modules which count towards my MChem. This year should help me decide which area of research I would like to work in once graduating, or if I would prefer to do a PhD first. It will also look excellent on my CV, as I will have a year of experience in an industrial environment, learning some of the essential skills needed for the work place.”

Helen Newson
MChem Biological and Medicinal Chemistry with a Year in Industry

Course Modules 2018/9

Students must study the following modules for 100 credits:

Name Code Credits


After a shared introduction to chemical bonding, atomic and molecular structure and chemical principles, this module will provide you with an introduction to the structures, properties and reactivities of molecules and ionic solids. The first few lectures of this module are integrated with the module 'Chemistry of Carbon Based Compounds'. The course is supported and illustrated by the bonding, structure and periodicity experiments of the first year practical modules, Chemistry Laboratory A or Research Skills in Biochemistry. The latter part of the course will concentrate more on fundamental aspects of inorganic chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the relationships between chemical bonding and the structures and properties of molecules. This module is the prerequisite for the 2nd year Inorganic Chemistry module.




You will be laboratory based to cover experimental aspects of the 'core' chemistry courses; Chemistry of Carbon-based Compounds, Bonding, Structure and Periodicity, Light, Atoms and Materials and Analytical Chemistry. You will use spreadsheets for analysing and presenting data, which is also covered in this module.




After a shared introduction to atomic structure and periodicity, you will be introduced to the concepts of bonding and hybridisation, conjugation and aromaticity, the mechanistic description of organic reactions, the organic functional groups, the shapes of molecules and stereochemical issues including the concepts of enantiomers, diastereoisomers and racemates.




This module will introduce you to the major areas of classical physical chemistry: chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, electrolyte solutions and electrochemistry as well as spectroscopy. Chemical kinetics will consider the kinetic theory of gasses and then rate processes, and in particular with the rates of chemical reactions taking place either in the gas phase or in solution. The appropriate theoretical basis for understanding rate measurements will be developed during the course, which will include considerations of the order of reaction, the Arrhenius equation and determination of rate constants. Thermodynamics deals with energy relationships in large assemblies, that is those systems which contain sufficient numbers of molecules for 'bulk' properties to be exhibited and which, are in a state of equilibrium. Properties that you'll discuss will include the heat content or enthalpy (H), heat capacity (Cp, Cv), internal energy (U), heat and work. The First Law of Thermodynamics will be introduced and its significance explained in the context of chemical reactions. It is very important that chemists have an understanding of the behaviour of ions in solution, which includes conductivity and ionic mobility. The interaction of radiation with matter is termed spectroscopy. You will discuss three main topics: (i) ultraviolet/visible (UV / Vis) spectroscopy, in which electrons are moved from one orbital to another orbital; (ii) infrared (vibrational) spectroscopy, a technique which provides chemists with important information on the variety of bond types that a molecule can possess; (iii) nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), which allow chemists to identify 'molecular skeletons'.




In this module, you will study mathematical skills relevant to the understanding of chemical concepts; statistics as applied to experimental chemistry; error propagation in physical chemistry and physical principles through applied mathematics. The module also contains a broadly-based series of lectures on science, coupled with activities based upon them. The twin objectives for this part of the module are to provide you with a contextual backdrop for the more focused studies in other concurrent and subsequent courses, and to engage you as a participant in researching and presenting related information.



Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


Introducing important concepts in analytical chemistry, this module covers a range of qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques that underpin more complex instrumental analytical methodologies. Exploring these techniques, you will learn how to apply them to andquot;real-lifeandquot; analytical problems.




This module gives an introduction to important topics in physics, with particular, but not exclusive, relevance to chemical and molecular physics. Areas covered include optics, electrostatics and magnetism, aspect of chemical physics, basic quantum mechanics and special relativity. The module will involve both lectures and workshops, where you will develop analytical thinking and problem solving skills. The module may be taken by any science students who wish to study physics beyond A Level.




You will cover differentiation, integration, vectors, partial differentiation, ordinary differential equations, further integrals, power series expansions, complex numbers and statistical methods as part of this module. In addition to the theoretical background there is an emphasis on applied examples. Previous knowledge of calculus is assumed. This module is the first in a series of three maths modules for those across the Faculty of Science that provide a solid undergraduate mathematical training. The follow-on modules are Mathematics for Scientists B and C.



Students must study the following modules for 60 credits:

Name Code Credits


In this module, you'll study the structure, bonding and reactivity patterns of inorganic compounds. This module is a prerequisite for the 3rd level inorganic course Inorganic Compounds: Structure and Functions. You'll cover the electronic structure, spectroscopic and magnetic properties of transition metal complexes (ligand field theory), the chemistry of main group clusters, polymers and oligomers, the structures and reactivities of main group and transition metal organometallics, and the application of spectroscopic methods (primarily NMR, MS and IR) to inorganic compounds. You'll have laboratory classes linked to the lecture topics and so you will need to have completed either of the level 4 practical modules, Chemistry Laboratory (A) or Research Skills in Biochemistry.




This course builds on Chemistry of Carbon-based Compounds (the first year organic chemistry course). You will cover four main topics. The first 'aromaticity' includes benzenoid and hetero-aromatic systems. The second major topic is the organic chemistry of carbonyl compounds. Spectroscopic characterisation of organic compounds is reviewed and the final major topic is 'stereochemistry and mechanisms'. This covers conformational aspects of acyclic and cyclic compounds. Stereoelectronic effects, Neighbouring Group Participation (NGP), Baldwin's rules, Cram's rule and cycloaddition reactions are then discussed.




The module covers a number of areas of modern physical chemistry which are essential to a proper understanding of the behaviour of chemical systems. These include the second law of thermodynamics and entropy, quantum mechanics, the thermodynamics of solutions and chemical kinetics of complex reactions. The module includes laboratory work. Due to the laboratory-based content on this module, you must have completed at least one Level 4 module containing laboratory work.



Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


The module covers the theory and practical application of some key instrumental techniques for chemical analysis. Molecular spectroscopy, chromatography and electroanalytical techniques are the important instrumental methods included. Laboratory practicals using these techniques will reinforce material covered in the lecture programme.




Specialist materials dominate the modern world, and it is our ability as chemists to control their properties. Understanding and controlling these material properties is the central theme of this module. You will learn about two key classes of material: polymers and inorganic solids. You'll gain a firm grounding in the specialist methods used to characterise these materials. This will enable you to appreciate the unique properties of these materials, and how they can be controlled. In the practical element of the module, you'll gain skills in synthesising and characterising polymers and inorganic solids. In the polymers thread, you'll begin by gaining an appreciation of the role they play in society and why they are unique. You'll then encounter methods we can use to understand the properties of polymers, and how we can control them. You'll also explore the wide range of mechanisms that can be used to make organic polymers. In the thread focussed on inorganic materials, you'll explore the ionic model for inorganic solids, before gaining an appreciation of the synthesis and characterisation methods that allow access to these materials. You'll then explore the variety of properties that solids can exhibit, including semiconduction and magnetism. This lecture-based content is complemented by the practical component of the course, where you'll gain hands-on experience in both synthesis and characterisation.



Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Module CHE-5701Y will run for the last time in 2018-19. Please ensure that your chosen modules from each Option Range do not have the same Sub-Slot code, as this will generate timetable clashes.

Name Code Credits


This module will equip you with an understanding of the principles and techniques used in contemporary biophysical chemistry. You will learn experimental techniques for measuring thermodynamic and kinetic properties of biological molecules. You will gain firm grounding in the physical principles describing those properties and their use to provide quantitative descriptions of those properties. Using predominantly examples from protein biochemistry you will explore three major themes; i) spectroscopic properties of biomolecules, ii) thermodynamic and kinetic properties of proteins and enzymes, and, iii) methods defining biomolecule size and mass. Through weekly seminars you will benefit from putting your knowledge into practice, communicating your ideas and growing your confidence in quantitative data analysis and problem solving. During laboratory based practical work, you will develop your skills in sample preparation together with the collection and interpretation of spectroscopic data. Your participation in this module will give you the knowledge to appreciate how, and why, biophysical chemistry contributes to advances in medicine, sustainable energy solutions and healthy ageing.




Following on from Forensic Chemistry- Collection and Comparison, where the emphasis was on collection of evidence, this module introduces more in-depth forensic chemistry, looking at the way evidence gathered at a crime scene may be analysed in the laboratory. The module will deepen your knowledge of forensic statistics and will cover: basic detection and recovery techniques for body fluids; DNA analysis; fingerprint development and recovery; advanced microscopy and spectroscopy and their application to fibres including the theory and practical application of infra-red and raman spectroscopy, paint and other particulates; the use of elemental analysis in forensic science including atomic absorption spectroscopy; and questioned document examination including counterfeiting.




Exploring fundamental aspects of thermodynamics and condensed matter physics, you'll be introduced to ideas about the electronic structure based on the free-electron Sommerfeld and band theories, along with the concept of phonons and their contribution to the heat capacity of a solid. You'll consider the structure, bonding and properties of solids, in particular electronic conductivity and magnetism, as well as atomic structure and atomic spectroscopy, and Entropy in terms of a macroscopic Carnot cycle and the statistical approach. Two important distributions of particles will be treated; Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac. Changes of state, 1st and 2nd order phase transitions and the Clausius-Clapeyron equation will be described.




This module is the second in a series of three mathematical modules for students across the Faculty of Science. You will cover vector calculus (used in the study of vector fields in subjects such as fluid dynamics and electromagnetism), time series and spectral analysis (a highly adaptable and useful mathematical technique in many science fields, including data analysis), and fluid dynamics (which has applications to the circulation of the atmosphere, ocean, interior of the Earth, chemical engineering, and biology). There is a continuing emphasis on applied examples.




Medicinal chemistry is a highly interdisciplinary area and this module is designed to introduce a variety of topics in the field of medicinal chemistry. Some of the topics that will be discussed in a series of lectures include: - Molecular and biomolecular interactions - Biomolecules: Proteins and nucleic acids - Basic cell biology from a medicinal chemistry perspective - Basic processes in biology: Replication, - Transcription and Translation - Phases of drug action - Pharmacokinetics - Proteins and receptors as drug targets - DNA as a drug target and development of antitumor agents.




You'll cover the foundation and basics of quantum theory and symmetry, starting with features of the quantum world and including elements of quantum chemistry, group theory, computer-based methods for calculating molecular wavefunctions, quantum information, and the quantum nature of light. The subject matter paves the way for applications to a variety of chemical and physical systems - in particular, processes and properties involving the electronic structure of atoms and molecules.



Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits


This module is only available to MChem students on their year in industry and to Forensic and Investigative Chemistry (MChem) students attending the Florida International University (FIU) in Miami during the second semester. Students will study core level 3 chemistry through a series of distance learning assignments. It provides, through distance learning, the essential material from the third year chemical sciences syllabus. Study of this material will equip the student for further study at Masters (M) level in all major sub-disciplines of Chemistry. It is a pre-requisite for entry to the level M units for students on industrial placement degrees.




You will be evaluated against the goals of your work during your industrial placement. This assessment will be made by the UEA supervisor in consultation with the industrial supervisor(s).




Spend a year working on a specific project for an industrial partner before preparing a report and presentation covering aspects of your placement work. Your presentation will typically be given at UEA on your return to university. Please note this module is only available to MChem students on their year in industry. If you take this module you will need to take the Core Chemistry distance learning module to ensure their Chemistry knowledge is maintained.



Students must study the following modules for 60 credits:

Name Code Credits


You will work with a supervisor to deliver a supervised research project. This module is only available to students registered for the MChem programme.



Students will select 60 credits from the following modules:

Please ensure that your chosen modules from each Option Range do not have the same Sub-Slot code, as this will generate timetable clashes.

Name Code Credits


This module is an option for all final year students on our integrated Master's degree. It builds on previous modules to present commercially relevant cutting edge science. You will learn how to tailor homogeneous catalysis to control the properties and value of commodity polymers. You will be able to describe the applications and suggest solutions to challenges in dehydrocoupling. You will be able to design novel combinations and explain the remarkable catalytic and stoichiometric reactivity of frustrated Lewis pairs. You will spectroscopically characterise and interpret multi-nuclear NMR. Your knowledge of the unique chemistry of gold complexes will equip you to explain the versatility of gold to treat cancer and prepare novel OLEDs.




Organic chemistry differs from most other areas of science in that we study what we create using the power of synthesis. In this context this module on advanced organic chemistry is the study of supermolecules - catalysts and supramolecular structures - and the methods and principles required to understand how these work. The topics are related closely to the research interests of the lecturers involved, and we hope that our enthusiasm for, and specialist knowledge of, the subjects covered will create an interesting and rewarding course that extends beyond organic chemistry to several other areas of science. In the Autumn semester the topic is asymmetric catalysis, a discipline that is increasingly utilised in organic synthesis. In Part A the principles of asymmetric catalysis will be introduced and exemplified using metal catalysis, organo catalysis and enzyme catalysis. Such is the importance of catalysis to life that this part will include an investigation into asymmetric catalytic reactions of relevance to the origins of life. In Part B the course will revisit palladium catalysed reactions studied in Year 3 and describe how these can be extended to the synthesis of chiral non-racemic molecules, including bioactive compounds and natural products of relevance to drug discovery programmes. In the Spring semester Part C will cover how the mechanism of an organic reaction, including a catalysed reaction, may be determined. This physical organic chemistry component of the course will provide a detailed insight into techniques and principles of use in several other areas of chemical science. Finally, in Part D, supramolecular structure will be discussed, including methods of synthesis, together with the application of these molecules in areas including materials chemistry.




How big is a nanoparticle? What special properties do nanomaterials possess? Can we monitor chemical reactions with fast laser techniques? These are fundamental questions in this module of advanced topics in nanochemistry and physical chemistry. This module aims to present material that is not necessarily covered in standard textbooks, but rich references will be listed within lecture slides. You'll gain a firm grounding in synthesis methods, characterisation techniques, and concepts in nanoscience and nanotechnology and modern physical chemistry. The module provides Masters level coverage in selected topics of nanochemistry and physical chemistry and follows on from the respective third-year modules. You'll begin with an overview of the module and introductory to the history and development of the discipline. The material will be presented in two lecture blocks, covering (i) advanced synthesis of nanomaterials and related considerations, functionalisation and characterisations, single molecule methods in biophysical chemistry, and nanoparticles in nanomedicine; (ii) physical chemistry and reaction kinetics, molecular photophysics and spectroscopy. There are two course tests in this module with the first one in nanochemistry at the end of semester 1, and the second in physical chemistry at the beginning of semester 2. A series of seminar-style sessions will be integrated into the teaching programme and all materials presented in this module will be assessed in the final examination.




Air pollution is one of the most significant environmental problems of the 21st century, with serious implications for human health, ecosystem and infrastructure damage, as well as global atmospheric and climate change. In this module, you'll study the methods used to monitor air pollutants at urban, regional and global scales, and explore how these measurements are interpreted using a variety of numerical models and graphical tools.




You will build upon your knowledge of important biophysical concepts and methods that are widely employed in Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry. There are two main areas upon which you will focus: The first focusses on biological systems covering key areas such as the role of metal-containing proteins; biocatalysis, membrane proteins, including transport across biological membranes and modern developments in chemical biology. The second part of the module develops further your understanding of key biophysical characterisation tools used in chemical and structural biology. It develops the spectroscopic/structural theme covered in the B.Sc. course by providing an in depth, specialist view of selected key biophysical methods at the forefront of research. These include (i) high resolution crystallographic techniques and x-ray spectroscopic techniques (ii) magnetic resonance techniques (both advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) methods); (iii) advanced optical techniques (eg MCD and Mossbauer), (iv) Computational approaches (eg molecular dynamics) for structure determination and structure-function studies as well as understanding and determining protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions.




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.

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Entry Requirements

  • A Level AAB to include Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.
  • International Baccalaureate 33 points to include HL 6 in Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
  • Scottish Highers Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BBC to include Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AAAABB or 4 subejcts at H1 and 2 at H2 to include Higher Level Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics.
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, to include 12 credits of Chemistry and 12 credits of a second science or Mathematics. Science pathway required.
  • BTEC DDD in relevant subject. Excluding Public Services. Applied Science and Applied Science (Medical Science) preferred. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
  • European Baccalaureate 80% overall to include at least 85% and 70% from Chemistry and one other science or Mathematics.

Entry Requirement

GCSE Requirements:  GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade C.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.  

Applicants with Access or BTEC qualifications who receive an offer will also be asked to complete a chemistry test at the University during the Summer.

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 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. Depending on your interests and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

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:



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.


Gap Year

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.



The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.

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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.

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If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Service prior to applying please do contact us:

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