Geography is the study of the Earth and the link between physical and human landscapes. It explores the inter-relationships between people, place and the environment and how these vary across and between places. Our BA Geography considers these links from a humanities and social science perspective, focusing on issues such land use, planning and development, globalisation, climate change, energy, and tourism, in order to examine human relationships with the environment. A degree in geography provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand many aspects of our rapidly changing world, equipping them to tackle real-world problems in a range of organisations and sectors, with the wide curriculum developing both specialist and transferable skills. Geography graduates are among the most employable, with skills developed in presenting ideas in reports and oral presentations, in data collection and analysis, and in the use of specialist mapping and statistical software. The knowledge and skills taught in this BA Geography degree are of relevance to many areas of employment, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, tourism, rural and community development, agriculture, local government, planning, logistics, and environmental agencies. A significant number of geography graduates also move on to careers in finance, marketing and law, or to further postgraduate study, teaching and research. Delivered entirely online via a distance / blended learning approach and available to study from anywhere in the world, students will benefit from collaborative discussions and activities with colleagues from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences, facilitated and supported by tutors with many years of experience in delivering online and distance education.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
HNC Social Science (12 SQA credits) with 3 additional SQA credits at level 7, which is equivalent to 120 degree credit points, and at least grade C in the Graded Unit will be considered for direct entry to year two.
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6120||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6120||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£6120||Year 1|
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