Cardiff University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Overview and aims of the Programme This programme will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the role of space and place in shaping economic, social, cultural and political activity at different scales and across different cultural contexts. You will develop your knowledge and critical understanding of the complex relations between the natural and human world and an awareness of how places outside your everyday experience are created. You will learn how to use this knowledge to shape the views and actions of elected decision-makers, the voluntary sector and industry in order to improve society. Together, we will explore geographical ideas and practice at various spatial scales, making connections between the local, regional, national and global levels. While the programme will emphasise the social, cultural, political, economic, development and environmental components of geography, it also includes a range of specialist modules which will enable you to pursue your own interests and passions. It culminates in a substantive piece of original research (supervised by one of our expert staff) which offers you the chance to design, conduct and present a piece of primary geographic research on a topic of your choosing. We recognise the value of professional experience and have designed the programme with this in mind. You will have the opportunity to translate your geographical knowledge into practice through a work placement module in the second year. This module is designed to ease the transition between higher education and the ‘real world’ by providing crucial work experience and developing your employability skills. It will also enable you to start building your professional profile and network. In addition to the placement year you will also have the opportunity to take part in a number of practical projects and field visits. Field-based learning, taking you outside the lecture theatre, gives you a chance to explore issues and theory in real world contexts around the world. Recent destinations have included Amsterdam, Berlin, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Tanzania. Distinctive Features of the Programme • The opportunity to study in a School consistently highly rated for its research excellence. • A valuable year-long work placement experience to develop your professional skills and know-how. • Teaching delivered by internationally respected and research-active staff with expertise across the span of human geography. • Benefit from excellent relationships with policy institutions in the UK, Europe and globally. • Well-resourced facilities including access to a computing laboratory with high-quality printing facilities, GIS (Geographic Information System) and Edina digimap mapping facilities. • Local, European, and global destination field study visits to explore issues in real world contexts and practically apply taught skills.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Further information for International applicants can be found at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international#
|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 HL subjects.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced 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||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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee 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.