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Geography (Physical) at Bath Spa University will expand your understanding of why here differs from there and how places change over time, focussing on the physical environment. Studying Physical Geography expands your understanding of the changing physical landscape and the interactions that people have with different environments. This specialist pathway covers a wide variety of physical geography themes, which will build your specialist knowledge. You will develop the ability to link environmental processes and social and spatial behaviours which is a defining feature of geographical practice.
- Learn geographical concepts, theories and knowledge while gaining skills that can improve your career prospects.
- Be supported by a friendly team of lecturers, who are excellent teachers and active researchers.
- Graduate with a range of skills that are highly valued by employers, from scientific techniques to critical thinking and team-working skills.
- You will have opportunities to take part in a range of day and residential trips (recent residential trips include Barcelona, the Lake District and Northern India).
In Year 1 you will be introduced to the exciting world of Geography, developing your foundational geographical knowledge and skills.You will get a taste of a variety of geographies, and there are plenty of opportunities to do fieldwork.Topics of study may include examining contemporary geographical issues and learning about the variety of physical landscapes. In Year 2 you will continue to explore physical geography, with a greater emphasis placed on research methods. You will learn a wide range of useful methods and techniques, both in the classroom and through fieldwork. There are also many optional modules to choose from. Finally, Year 3 will see you further specialise in physical geography. You will develop your skills as an independent scholar by undertaking dissertation research. There are further optional modules to choose from. For more information please refer to our website.
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How to apply
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!
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||CCC||A Level - Grades CCC preferred with Grade C in Geography, Sociology Economics or Science|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) preferred in a related subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits||Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||A minimum score of 26 points required.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4625||Year 1|