Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Geography

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Course summary

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You will explore the various geographical factors that contribute to the distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges within society, engaging with key global issues including the sustainable provision of food, housing and livelihoods. You will also have opportunity to learn about how diverse communities interact with pressing socio-economic, geo-political and environmental concerns, such as climate change, poverty, social exclusion, population growth and sustainable living in a competitive global economy. All of our geography courses have a strong focus on your future employability. They are designed to equip you with core knowledge, skills and expertise within the broad field of geography, together with a range of analytical abilities and transferrable professional skills to secure employment on graduation. Throughout your studies, you will have opportunity to undertake residential field trips to apply geographical knowledge to real-world concerns. In the first year, all students are required to take part in a three-day residential field trip, followed in the second year and final years by international field trips.* In the past students, have visited The Gambia, Berlin and the Lake District to study social and cultural impacts of tourism, economic regeneration and impacts of people on landscape. Students have previously visited the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in London to access the wealth of resources owned by the RGS and were able to see first-hand what student membership of the RGS can offer. *Please note that such opportunities may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and meeting appropriate visa requirements. To augment field trip experiences, our students will be taught in the Simulation Centre, which is the most advanced interactive people training and development centre in the UK. Its cutting-edge technology which is unique in the UK, its learning curve interactive screen and real life scenarios using specially-trained actors not only help develop new ways of working in otherwise inaccessible environments. Key Course Benefits

  • Research expertise in development, economic, political and social and cultural geographies.
  • Coventry is ranked 10th in the UK for ‘Geography and Environmental Studies’ in the Guardian University Guide 2020.
  • Excellent support for and track record in employability.
  • Opportunities to participate in challenging and exciting residential field trips each year, exploring the UK and overseas.
  • Large range of optional modules allows you to tailor your degree to suit your interests with topics such as climate change, development, consumption geographies, alternative subcultures and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), planning and sustainability.

Course details

Modules

Your main study themes are: Social Geography: How social processes operate through space, place and environments. Cultural Geography: The study of the ways in which people ascribe meaning to place. Development Geography: Understanding the nature of inequality in the world. Economic Geography: Geographies of production and consumption. Environmental Geography: The relationship between people and their environment, especially the relationship between human activity and environmental degradation. Career management and employment skills: An insight into the skills required for geography-related careers and how these skills are truly transferable. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Geographical Society

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB


Clearing contact details

Recruitment and Admissions

02476 791791

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th August - 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August - 10:00 - 16:00 Monday 19th August onwards - 8:30 - 17:00


Course contact details

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UK Admissions Office

024 7765 2222

European and International Admissions Office

+44 024 7765 2152

Geography at Coventry University - UCAS