Geography at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Develop your practical skills through fieldwork in the outdoors.
  • Gain knowledge in all key areas of geography or specialise in your areas of interest.
  • Apply your knowledge to real-world problems and issues using geographical ideas, skills and techniques.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.
Develop an advanced understanding of human, physical and environmental geography on a practically focused course. You will combine both the academic and vocational aspects of geography, preparing you for a career in the environment. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Learning from first-hand experience is a key part of our approach to study on this course. You will be encouraged to use skills taught in the classroom on real-life projects. You learn through:
  • fieldwork
  • work placements
  • laboratory classes
  • IT sessions
  • lectures and seminars
  • tutorials and workshops
  • field trips
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme. Applied learning Work placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Recently our students have gained placements at local authorities, wildlife trusts, the Environment Agency, Transport for London, Global Vision International and Peak District National Park Authority. You could choose a placement abroad; our students have recently gone to Tampere in Finland and Sognaogfjordane in Norway to study. We also have links in countries including France, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Spain. We also have similar links with international universities outside Europe, including the University of Queensland in Australia and Ryerson University in Canada. Many of our European partner institutions teach in English, but to support your international placement, or future international aspirations, you can study a foreign language. Field trips As well as our onsite facilities, we also use the outside world as a resource for our teaching, including urban and rural areas in the UK, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Tenerife and Iceland. Fieldwork is important for putting your learning into context and these are some of the richest learning experiences on the course. Networking opportunities We have an active student Geography Society that organises social and academic events including a programme of invited speakers.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Approaches To Human Geography Climate Change And Sustainability For Geographers Planet Earth Professional Geographer Year 2 Compulsory modules Fieldwork For Global Challenges Geographical Research And Practice Geographies For A Just Future Elective modules Contemporary Debates In Human Geography Environmental Pollution Year 3 Compulsory modules Placement Final year Compulsory modules Dissertation, Employability, And Communication Elective modules Creating Sustainable Cities Development And The Global South Geographies Of Everyday Life Glaciology Living With Hazard And Risk Nature And Society

Assessment method

Coursework

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Water and Environmental Management, Chartered Institution of
  • Royal Geographical Society

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
F810
Institution code:
S21
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Geography-and-environment/BSc-Honours-Geography/Full-time/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Geography-and-environment/BSc-Honours-Geography/Full-time/


Student Outcomes

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75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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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
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2025/2026 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/terms-and-conditions-and-student-regulations under student fees regulations. Our tuition fees for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/fees

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Geography at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS