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Course summary

Geography Explore the physical processes shaping natural environments and the role of humans as agents of environmental change, and gain the knowledge and skills to tackle global issues from the climate emergency to environmental degradation. This course gives you access to a wide range of modules in physical and human geography, allowing you to tailor your learning experience. BSc Single Honours students will typically study research techniques associated with physical geography, whilst Combined Honours students might choose to follow either a physical or human geography research methods route. The Single Honours course is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society. The course allows you to specialise in a range of physical geography sub-disciplines, with opportunities to study elements of human geography if that suits your interests. Study in a vibrant, research active and friendly department, which adopts innovative approaches to learning to help you develop the knowledge, skills and understanding sought by today’s employers. Our Geography courses are ranked 8th in the UK for Student Satisfaction and in the top 20 for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide, 2022). Fieldwork is incorporated throughout our course, allowing you to explore key processes and issues first-hand, and we offer international fieldwork opportunities. You will learn about the physical processes that shape the most pressing contemporary global environment issues. A range of employment skills are embedded within the course and you will have the invaluable opportunity to build work with a graduate employer on placement. International Relations International Relations is approached through diverse world lenses which explore and critique significant and urgent global issues and their responses today. The breadth and depth of this course, coupled with the international research and teaching expertise of staff, provides students with a strong foundation in international relations from multiple world perspectives. Students will be introduced to real world examples, and theoretical and practical approaches to the key issues in international relations today. A unique blend of theoretical and practical skills are gained through the course to enable graduates to contribute to an understanding of the changing nature of the world around us. We offer students the opportunity to realise their full intellectual potential in a safe environment that is conducive to learning and debate. This is an internationally research-informed course that offers students multiple world perspectives on the key global issues affecting the world today. The programme team comprises active researchers and specialists who are committed to providing a transformative and world-informed education that contributes to greater global citizenship. Our passionate International Relations team share a number of research awards and local and international teaching awards.


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Assessment method

In International Relations you will be assessed through a variety of innovative course-based assessments, many of which provide you with tools of employability. These include: policy analyses, group-based and individual poster presentations, podcasts, conflict-mapping reports, reviews and campaign briefs. In Geography, you will demonstrate your knowledge through a wide range of innovative and real-world authentic assignments, including vlogs, debates, briefings, consultancy reports, infographics, and field and laboratory reports.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Geography and International Relations at University of Chester - UCAS