University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Human Geography

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Course summary

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Overview Never have questions of social, economic, cultural and political change been so central to our lives as they are today. In our hyper-accelerated culture, change is fast and dynamic. Human Geography is your opportunity to answer some of the great questions of our time, questions of people and planet. This course explores some of the economic, cultural, social and political issues which are fundamental to our understanding of our rapidly changing world. The first year provides a foundation for a diverse range of specialist options in human geography available to you in your second and third year of study. In year three, you will complete a dissertation which brings together the subject knowledge, skills and techniques you have learned in the degree to produce an independent and original piece of academic research on a topic of your choice. You will also enjoy exciting fieldwork opportunities, including local day excursions and residential fieldwork in the UK and overseas (Lake District, Scotland, Provence and Malawi). There is also an opportunity to spend a Semester in Year 2 studying at partner universities in Europe, Canada, the USA, Australia or New Zealand. At Worcester, Human Geography is all about the student experience. In addition to providing you with a supportive and friendly learning environment, our smaller class sizes allow you to develop a wide range of specialist and transferable skills. This is complemented by excellent access to a wide range of cutting-edge equipment. Our applied approach places you in a strong position when it comes to employment and further study. Key Features

  • Generous residential fieldwork provision in the UK and overseas (current venues include the Lake District, Scotland, France and Malawi; see fieldwork page for additional information).
  • Our degree programmes will provide you with the transferable skills and expertise essential for future employment.
  • Our research feeds directly into our teaching, meaning you will be taught by academics who are experts in their field, ensuring you are kept abreast of the latest developments in geography
  • You have the option of taking a professional placement with one of a wide range of organisations, including local government, charities, schools, government agencies and environmental consultancies.
  • Opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year - locations include Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.
  • Small classes, allowing for intensive fieldwork, practical work and interactive learning time
Learn more about the course at our Open Days Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. Explore the campus, meet our lecturers and talk to current students. Find out more and book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent Worcester achievements
  • University of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards and UK Social Mobility Awards
  • 1st for Quality Education - 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings
  • Outstanding Support for Students - Finalist - 2019 Times Higher Education Awards
  • Top 10 for Student Satisfaction - 2019 National Student Survey
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year - Finalist - 2019 Green Gown Awards

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L701
Institution code:
W80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
85%
Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
Human Geography at University of Worcester - UCAS