University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Geography

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Course summary

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Overview Geography explores the big questions about our planet and is fundamental to our understanding of our rapidly changing world. Our BSc Geography programme combines both human and physical geography and explores some of the critical local and global challenges of this century, such as climate change, globalisation, and sustainable development. We offer a core foundation in human, physical and environmental geography in our first-year modules. These modules introduce you to the key themes in geography as well as providing you with the skills used to analyse and solve problems within both the human and physical environment. You will then have the opportunity to pursue a diverse range of specialisms which match your interests in your second and third years 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, comprising both local day excursions and longer, residential fieldwork in the UK and overseas. Examples of current residential field course venues include the Lake District, Scotland, Switzerland, California, Provence and Malawi. There is also an opportunity to spend a Semester in Year 2 studying at a partner university in Europe, Canada, the USA, Australia or New Zealand. At Worcester, 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 an extensive range of field, laboratory and GIS 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

  • 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020
  • Generous residential fieldwork provision in the UK and overseas (current venues include the Lake District, Scotland, Alps, Provence, Malawi and California
  • 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
  • State-of-of the art facilities to support your learning, including survey-grade drones, 3 river monitoring stations, and a wide range of equipment to support research in atmospheric and river science.
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.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L700
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
100%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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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.
Geography at University of Worcester - UCAS