Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Geography (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

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Course overview: This integrated foundation year degree course is ideal if you wish to study for a university degree but you don’t have the necessary level 3 qualifications required for admission to year one, or you need additional preparation in the fundamental sciences underpinning geography. Apart from the foundation year, the rest of this degree is identical to the BSc (Hons) Geography and leads to the same level award. Studying geography is studying human interaction with the physical world. This BSc (Hons) Geography course explores the full range of contemporary human, environmental and physical geography. You investigate the grand challenges facing the environment including climate change, urban development and biodiversity conservation. There are three core themes: biogeography and conservation, human geography and sustainable futures, natural process and climate change. A key benefit to studying geography at Teesside University is the learning linked to our location. Fieldwork is integral to our programme – Teesside is ideally placed to explore the geographical diversity of its region. Study the North Jurassic coast running from Saltburn to Scarborough, also known as Yorkshire’s Jurassic Park, and the unique North York Moors, a manmade moorland created by Neolithic man. The Yorkshire Dales – limestone upland and unique limestone pavements – is also within easy reach. You study our local urban environment, particularly the transformation from heavy industry in Teesside and the north, built on the steel industry, and the resulting urban challenges of land use and employment. All these locations provide opportunities to gain valuable practical experience. In the final year you have the option to take part in an overseas field trip. After the course: Career opportunities include environmental management and policy, landscape assessment and management, teaching, tourism and heritage management and town and transport planning.

Course details


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Assessment method

You attend a range of lectures, seminars, hands-on laboratory sessions and a number of field trips. Part of your course also involves a substantial research-based project. Your learning involves different types of assessment including coursework, assignments and exams.

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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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

Any level 3 subject is acceptable for entry to this course. Students are expected to provide evidence of English language and mathematical skills equivalent to at least GCSE grade 4. We consider a wide range of English and maths qualifications alternative to GCSEs. Contact us for advice.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance.
Geography (with Foundation Year) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS