Ulster University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Geography with Psychology and optional placement year

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Course summary

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. Here at Ulster, our inspiring staff 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 will 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 sea floor, 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 us. 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 (12thin the UK). Psychology with Geography will include training in scientific methods of enquiry and how psychology can be applied in professional practice. You will attain research skills in laboratory-based practical sessions and develop statistical and computer competence. 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, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and conflict.

Course details


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeF8CV
Institution code U20
Campus nameColeraine
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BCC Geography Preferable
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM For students taking a Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma on the QCF framework (first teaching 2010), the requirements will be DDM.
Access to HE Diploma D: 12 credits M: 30 credits P: 3 credits Overall profile of 60% (120 credit Access Course) (NI Access Course)
Scottish Higher BCCCC Geography preferred
Scottish Advanced Higher CDD Geography preferred
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points To include 12 at higher level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 4 subjects at Higher Level and 1 at Ordinary Level, including English and Maths at O4/H6 or above.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at Grade C (or grade 4) or above (or equivalent). Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Essential / Key Skill in Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

English language requirements for international applicants 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4395 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4395 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14060 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees displayed for International students and students from England, Scotland and Wales are for academic year 2019/20 and are subject to an incremental increase for academic year 2020/21. Further information about full time undergraduate fees can be found at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-finance/undergraduate. If you are from England, Scotland or Wales and want to study a full-time undergraduate degree at Ulster University, you can take advantage of one of our special discounts, each year of your course. For further information visit https://www.ulster.ac.uk/ulster-life/study-at-ulster/gb-students/discounts-for-gb-students
Geography with Psychology and optional placement year at Ulster University - UCAS