Geography at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Conduct an in-depth analysis of patterns and processes in the natural environment and learn how to tackle contemporary global issues such as climate change, environmental pollution and rising sea levels. On our four-year physical geography course with an integrated masters, you'll develop your understanding of these changes in the context of the diverse, intricate interactions between Earth-system components. Integral to your degree is field-based learning, independent research and technical training. We use the space around us as our living laboratory: you'll spend time learning in Sheffield and exploring the nearby Peak District National Park during field classes. You'll learn how to use geospatial techniques such as computer programming and satellite observations, and how to use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to observe and monitor the Earth. The first three years follow the same structure as our BSc Geography. In your fourth year, you will carry out your own advanced research project as part of an active research group. You will benefit from the expertise of a network of academics and have the chance to develop your professional and research skills. Gain the specialist, practical and transferable skills you’ll need for your future career on our MGeogSci. Typically our physical geography graduates progress to careers in research, sustainability, meteorology, environmental consultancy, GIS analysis, business, policy and government. This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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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
International £25540 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Geography at University of Sheffield - UCAS