Geography and Natural Hazard Management at University of Chester - UCAS

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. Natural Hazard Management Take a holistic approach to the study of hazards, focusing on the physical, socio-economic and political processes that create conditions of vulnerability, and developing your knowledge of key priorities for effective risk reduction strategies. This course explores both environmental and social dimensions of disasters at a range of scales. By understanding hazard processes, and learning how to assess their impacts, monitor changes and communicate effectively for crisis response, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to address local and global hazard management challenges. In a vibrant, research active and friendly department, which adopts contemporary, technology-based and innovative approaches to learning, you will develop the capabilities and attributes required by employers seeking ‘change- ready’, resilient and confident graduates. Fieldwork and field-based research are incorporated throughout our course. In addition to UK-based residential fieldwork, all NHM students have the opportunity to join an international field trip to study hazard assessment and mitigation in practice. Students can further hone their skills on a five-week work placement at the end of Year 2, or a whole year work placement between Years 2 and 3.


Please refer to the course website for module details.

Assessment method

You will demonstrate your knowledge through a wide range of innovative and real-world authentic assignments, including field and laboratory reports, vlogs, debates, briefings, consultancy reports and infographics.

Professional bodies

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

  • Royal Geographical Society

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 and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.

Student Outcomes

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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 Natural Hazard Management at University of Chester - UCAS