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Course summary

Accredited by Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), this course is 3 years or 4 years if you choose to complete an optional placement year. Geography has a critical role to play in helping us understand and address some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. At Ulster, we are passionate about making a difference. If you are too, then join us. You’ll study everything from climate change to migration, natural hazards to sustainable development. We'll train you to find solutions to the issues that matter. We’ll also help you develop an impressive skill-set. You’ll learn how to map the seafloor, conduct an environmental impact assessment and use cutting-edge technologies such as GIS to analyse social inequality. These professional and practical skills will help you find a job you’ll love. Over 90% of our graduates are employed or in postgraduate study within a year of leaving. Our students love studying here. We have 100% student satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey and are the number 1 place to study Geography in Northern Ireland according to the Guardian League Tables (12th in the UK). Our stunning campus location is the perfect place to study. Your lecture theatre is the picturesque North Coast. Our local fieldtrips take place in Game of Thrones Territory while our overseas residential field schools are spent in Cyprus and Catalonia. It’s time to make a difference. Career opportunities include teaching, working for government and diplomatic services, consultancies, ordnance survey, town planning, rural development agencies, the National Trust, town, population census and social planning. Some of our graduates embark on postgraduate study in areas such as environmental management, computing, GIS, remote sensing and conflict.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F800
Institution code:
U20
Campus name:
Coleraine
Campus code:
C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
35%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4710 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £4710 Year 1
EU £15840 Year 1
International £15840 Year 1

Additional fee information

Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate.
Geography with optional placement at Ulster University - UCAS