Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physical Geography with Placement Year

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Course summary

Physical geography offers the chance to understand, investigate and model the physical interactions and processes that influence our environment and landscape. Study physical geography at Manchester Met and you’ll examine modern environmental phenomena and the long-term evolution of the landscape. You’ll explore Earth’s dynamic nature – not just looking at how it changes, but also how much it has changed over time – and you’ll investigate human impacts upon it, particularly in terms of past and future climate change. While you can learn a lot on campus, there’s no substitute for seeing the physical landscape for yourself. As part of our programme, we regularly engage in fieldwork, from day-long trips to residential trips across the UK and overseas. Being in Manchester also means you’ll have plenty to explore on the doorstep, with four national parks within a couple of hours’ drive. FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

  • Fieldwork opportunities in the UK and overseas, subject to national and international travel restrictions.
  • We offer free Carbon Literacy training in person and online to our students, to build their understanding of sustainability and to enhance their employability.
  • Our practical facilities include a dedicated instrumentation laboratory with an inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometer and ion chromatograph (IC) for environmental measurements, a GIS laboratory and a field store with the equipment for sampling and assessing a variety of environments.
  • Our four-year study abroad route gives you the opportunity to study overseas during your third year, subject to national and international travel restrictions.
  • The four-year placement route offers the chance to spend your third year working on a placement with a relevant employer – gaining the skills and experience that can boost your career prospects.

Course details


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
F841
Institution code:
M40
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills English and GCSE grade C/4 or above in Mathematics or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics The level 2 requirements may also be met through the level 3 course requirements for the course; please contact the University directly if you require further information.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
75%
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/bsc-physical-geography-with-option-to-study-overseas/september-2022/#fees
Physical Geography with Placement Year at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS