Our BSc (Hons) Geography degree explores the relationships between physical processes, nature and environmental change. All our geography degrees provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand and tackle the biggest global challenges facing the planet and humanity; and our modules do this by engaging with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. You will learn from expert, accessible, and supportive staff who are skilled researchers in their field. Your learning has a strong emphasis on applied skills and career development, with an optional placement year offering work experience. Plymouth is the ideal setting as a vibrant urban environment surrounded by iconic rural and coastal landscapes. All of our degrees are fully accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).
- Your degree pathway is flexible, as you can choose human geography (GGH) modules, even if you have entered to study a BSc (physical geography) course.
- A BSc (Hons) Geography degree would typically comprise more physical geography (GGP) option modules than human geography option modules.
- Teaching is innovative and student-centred. You will learn through lectures, seminars, practicals, national and/or international residential fieldwork, tutorials and one-to-one dissertation support.
- Learn to use Geographical Information Systems to analyse and communicate complex spatial data.
- Take the opportunity to spend your second year studying abroad in Europe, Canada, Australia, USA or elsewhere through our exchange programme.
- Our focus on employability and applied geography supports students to pursue a range of career opportunities.
- Choose an optional work placement programme providing skills, experience and contacts in a wide range of employment sectors.
- Benefit from our unique location, in the heart of the historical city of Plymouth, bordered by Dartmoor National Park as well as the Tamar Valley and South Hams Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Devon and Cornwall have glorious beaches, coasts, rivers and estuaries.
- In your first year, modules will introduce you to the latest developments in human and physical geography, and you’ll benefit from small group tutorials. Undertake residential fieldwork and develop your practical and applied skills through lab work.
- In your second year, you’ll deepen your knowledge with a wide range of optional modules in human and physical geography and core modules in theories, practical skills and careers development. You’ll also have the chance to take field courses in overseas destinations (recent courses have run in Morocco, USA, Iceland, Australia and Sweden).
9% of assessment is by exam, 79% by coursework and 12% practical assessment
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Royal Geographical Society
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
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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Maths and English GCSE at Grade C/4
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