If you are inspired by understanding the world around you then geography is for you. At both local and global levels many of the main challenges facing the world in the 21st century are related to geography. Studying an exciting mix of physical and human geography, this course will equip you with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed for the modern workplace. The BSc (Hons) Geography is an accelerated degree that can be completed in three years rather than the traditional four. Graduating early allows you to get out there and start earning, travelling or signing up to postgraduate study a year ahead of your peers. Field trips are a valuable and memorable part of studying geography and this course includes several: both day trips in the local area and longer residential trips. This involves two compulsory residential field trips, one in Scotland and one in Europe. These are currently in the Cairngorms (year 2) and the Swiss Alps (year 3)*. You will be required to pay a contribution towards the costs of these trips. Further information is available upon request.
- locations of field trips may vary
Year 1 Two semesters: Sept-Jan and Feb-June. Modules may include - Introduction to Sustainable Development; The Environment of Mountain Regions; Introduction to Physical Geography; Climate, Land and People; Overview of Energy Use; Economics & the State Year 2 Three semesters: Sept-Nov, Jan-Mar and May-July. Modules may include - Global Environmental Change; Atmosphere, Weather and Climate; Employability Skills & Collaborative Working for Geographers; Earth Surface Processes; Collecting & Interpreting Data for Geographers; Urban and Rural Geography; Workplace Experience: Developing Transferable Skills; The Geography of Tourism & Sustainability; Research and Design Skills for Geography. Year 3 Three semesters: Sept-Nov, Jan-Mar and May-July. Modules may include - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing; Field Skills for Geographers; Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation; Globalisation, Sustainability and Uneven Development; Natural Hazards & Mitigation; Glaciation; Sustainable Agriculture Systems; Honours Dissertation.
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|Campus name||Inverness College UHI|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||CCC||Must include Geography plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.|
|Scottish Higher||BBBC||Must include Geography or a related science and humanities subject plus National 5 or Standard Grade Credit or Intermediate 2 in English and Maths. Related science and humanities subjects: Biotechnology, Human Biology, Land Use, Politics, Sociology, Travel and Tourism, Computing, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, History, Modern Studies, Physics, Psychology, Environmental Science, Mathematics|
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:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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