Physical Geography & Geology at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Course summary

This BSc Physical Geography & Geology course balances present-day physical geography with geological dimensions that reveal its history. This means that practical field and laboratory work will be integral to your studies. Explore Earth’s history, from its origins to current physical and environmental issues, and responses to them. Our BSc Physical Geography & Geology course places practical field and laboratory work at its core. You’ll learn the fundamental techniques of physical geography and geology, becoming familiar with geographical information systems (GIS), digital cartography and graphical software packages. Your learning is underpinned by the study of the geological features as they are now and as they were in the past. Our fieldwork destinations across Europe will provide an essential component to your degree. Previous destinations have included Cumbria, Edinburgh, Tenerife and the Scottish Highlands. You can also tailor your degree to your interests, with the opportunity to select subject-specific and complementary modules. After three years of study, you’ll have honed many transferable skills useful for working in public and private sector organisations. You might consider roles in conservation, geological exploration, environmental management or environmental education. To help you plan for life after Edge Hill, our tailored careers and employability activities can help you identify and make your next move.


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Assessment method

Methods of assessment display your knowledge and understanding and develop and demonstrate your competence in subject-specific and key skills. All modules are assessed by either coursework only or a mixture of coursework and examination. Exams never count for more than 60% of the total mark for those modules that include an examination. Coursework includes practical portfolios, essays, project reports, field notebooks, individual and group oral presentations and poster presentations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected].

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Physical Geography & Geology at Edge Hill University - UCAS