Overview If you’re interested in the physical nature, characteristics and environment of the world, you can couple your interest with professional skills on this professionally accredited BSc (Hons) Geography degree course. You’ll learn about the natural environment, how it was formed, what threatens it and how we can protect it. You’ll deepen your understanding of the world and develop professional skills in areas such as communication, problem solving, decision making and teamwork. When you complete the course, you'll be prepared for a career in everything from environmental management to teaching and academic research. You could earn more than the average graduate too – 5 years after graduation, female geography graduates earn 11.6% more than a typical female graduate and male graduates earn 2% more than a typical male graduate (Institute For Fiscal Studies, 2018). What you'll experience On this degree course, you’ll:
- Study physical geography, nature, and how environmental changes will affect the future of our planet
- Use high-powered tech in our labs, including laser survey technology, drones, GIS and photogrammetry equipment and environmental simulation cabinet
- Tailor your studies, by choosing modules that match your interests and career ambitions
- Have the chance to experience some of the societies or landscapes you’re studying by doing field work
- Enrich your studies by hearing from guest speakers from public, private and non-profit sectors
- You can travel overseas for field work in places such as Berlin, Malta, Sicily and Uganda and choose to study abroad at one of our link universities in Poland, Spain or France.
- environmental management
- business management
- public services
- What jobs can you do with a Geography degree?
- geographical information scientist
- environmental consultant
- spatial analyst
- coastal process scientist
- urban planner
- transport planner
- Ordnance Survey
- Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
- The Environment Agency
- You could also go on to study at postgraduate level.
Year 1 core modules [all worth 20 credits each]: Academic Communication Skills; Environmental Processes and Hazards; Global Environmental Challenges; Practical Fieldwork Skills; Society and Place; Tools for Geographical Enquiry | Year 2 core modules: Research, Fieldwork and Professional Skills (40 credits) | Year 2 optional modules [all worth 20 credits each]: Environmental Change; Geographies of Development; GIS and Remote Sensing; Glaciers and Glaciation; Introduction to Teaching; Regional Economic Development and Inequality; River Processes; Sustainable Environmental Management; Uneven Cities | Year 3 core modules: Dissertation (40 credits) | Year 3 optional modules [all worth 20 credits each]: Climate Change; Cold Environments; Conservation Biogeography; Creative Economy, People and Place; Environment and Society; Environmental Auditing and Assessment; Environmental Pollution and Waste Management; Gender and Development; Hazardscapes; Introduction to Teaching; Practical Boating Skills; Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology; Science and Technical Diving Techniques A; Science and Technical Diving Techniques B; Transport and Sustainability; Weather Science
You’ll be assessed through coursework, examinations, contributions to electronic discussion forums, web page design, posters, projects, presentations, portfolios. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Royal Geographical Society
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.
CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.|
|PTE Academic||54||An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||79||79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|