Geography

University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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During this degree, you will study some of the most pressing global and environmental challenges of our time, with particular emphasis on human, digital and environmental geographies. Whilst first year modules cover both human and physical geography, you will specialise in human geography (social science: dynamics of people and places) as you progress through the programme. This degree is perfect for you if you want to study a mix of human and physical geography in your first year, specialising in human, digital and environmental geographies as you progress through the programme. In Years 2 and 3 we offer a wide range of modules that cover some of the most pressing global and environmental challenges of time, including: migration and how this shapes us and the places where we live, environmental governance and justice, climate change, gentrification, energy and food security, and critical development geographies and geopolitics. Throughout your degree there will be an emphasis on gaining practical skills and putting them to use in a critical manner in exciting fieldwork locations in the UK and around the world. You will receive all of the training needed to carry out independent research in a range of contexts. We encourage and train our students to be both critical and creative in their research approaches and methods. If you decide at the end of Year 1 that you want to specialise in Physical Geography, you can transfer (if your grades are sufficient) to the Geography BSc degree.

Course details

Modules

For further details, see the full programme summary on our website.

Assessment method

You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practicals and fieldwork. All lecture material is available online through our virtual learning environment Blackboard. Contact time typically averages about 10-11 hours per week. Residential field trips are run by academic staff throughout the degree and provide extended periods of small group teaching in field contexts. Your work will be assessed through a mixture of essays, scientific reports, learning diaries, oral and poster presentations, mock journal articles and of course your final year individual dissertation project. Coursework is mainly undertaken on an individual basis. However, a number of modules (especially field-based modules) involve assessed group project work.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL700
Institution code L34
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to H.E. Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction.
Scottish Higher AABBB
AS 2 AS Levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level. Must be taken alongside 2 A-Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted in combination with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Accepted in combination with other qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Minimum of 3 in HL Maths, or 4 in SL Maths, or 5 in SL Maths Studies required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE. Minimum of 4 in English Language required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) ABB from two A-Levels and the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.
Extended Project BBB at A-Level plus grade B in EPQ.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Language grade C/4 or above required.

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.


English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each component (or equivalent) is required. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

For further details of our English Language requirements please see our website

https://le.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements


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 tuition fee for home and EU students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2020/21 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. https://le.ac.uk/courses For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding
Geography at University of Leicester - UCAS