Cardiff University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

Human Geography

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Course summary

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A key aspect of the Human Geography BSc course lies in its emphasis on the relevance of the subject. You will learn how to use the knowledge you accumulate to shape the views and actions of elected decision-makers, the voluntary sector and industry in order to improve society. The course explores geographical ideas and practice at various spatial scales, making connections between the local, regional, national and global levels. It covers the key social, cultural, political, economic, development and environmental components of geography and allows you to take specialist modules which build on your own interests and passions. You also have a valuable opportunity to translate your geographical knowledge into practice through a work placement module in the second year. This module enables you to ease your transition between education and the ‘real world’ by providing crucial work experience beyond the University. The course includes a wide range of learning opportunities, from workshops and seminars through to practical projects and field visits. Field study visits are a key aspect of the course. Previous destinations include Amsterdam, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Tanzania. Note that some field study visits involve additional costs to students. Distinctive features The distinctive features of the course include: the opportunity to study in a School consistently highly rated for its research excellence the involvement of internationally reputed research staff who are active in both scholarly and practitioner/policy networks close links with policy institutions in the UK, Europe and globally access to a computing laboratory with high-quality printing facilities, GIS (Geographic Information System) and Edina digimap mapping facilities excellent library and access to online journals and databases local, European, and global destination field study visits to explore issues in real world case studies and deploy skills acquired through the degree into practice the facility to undertake assessments in the Welsh language if preferred.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeL700
Institution code C15
Campus nameMain Site - Cardiff
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - ABB Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD - DDM All BTEC Extended Diplomas acceptable
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB - ABB Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 666-665 from 3 Higher Level subjects.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The Advance Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.
Extended Project A For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language Grade C or 4, IGCSE English First Language grade C, IGCSE English as a Second Language grade C.

English language requirements

All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.

To find out more, please go to:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £18200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Channel Islands: Fees stated are for the 2020/21 academic year. Fees after year one The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete to the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel. Overseas: Fees stated are for 2020/21 entry and are fixed for the first three years of study. Where programmes run for longer than three years, any additional years of study will rise in line with forecast inflation, using the RPIX measure of inflation (this is equivalent to the Retail Price Index but excludes mortgage interest payments) plus 2%. The RPIX rate will be taken from April preceding the commencement of the year of study. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of September in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel.

Sponsorship information

Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.

Human Geography at Cardiff University - UCAS