This course is 3 years or 4 years if you choose to complete an optional placement year.
Geography has a critical role to play in helping us understand and address some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Here at Ulster, our inspiring staff are passionate about making a difference. If you are too, then join us. You’ll study everything from climate change to migration, natural hazards to sustainable development. We will train you to find solutions to the issues that matter.
We’ll also help you develop an impressive skill set. You’ll learn how to map the sea floor, conduct an environmental impact assessment and use cutting-edge technologies such as GIS to analyse social inequality. These professional and practical skills will help you find a job you’ll love. Over 90% of our graduates are employed or in postgraduate study within a year of leaving us. Our students love studying here. We have 100% student satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey and are the number 1 place to study Geography in Northern Ireland according to the Guardian League Tables (12thin the UK).
Psychology with Geography will include training in scientific methods of enquiry and how psychology can be applied in professional practice. You will attain research skills in laboratory-based practical sessions and develop statistical and computer competence.
Career opportunities include teaching, working for government and diplomatic services, consultancies, ordnance survey, town planning, rural development agencies, the National Trust, town, population census and social planning. Some of our graduates embark on postgraduate study in areas such as environmental management, computing, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and conflict.
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.
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BCC||Geography Preferable|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||For students taking a Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma on the QCF framework (first teaching 2010), the requirements will be DDM.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 12 credits
M: 30 credits
P: 3 credits
|Overall profile of 60% (120 credit Access Course) (NI Access Course)|
|Scottish Higher||BCCCC||Geography preferred|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||
You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at Grade C (or grade 4) or above (or equivalent).
Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Essential / Key Skill in Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||To include 12 at higher level.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||104 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 4 subjects at Higher Level and 1 at Ordinary Level, including English and Maths at O4/H6 or above.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CDD||Geography preferred|
English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.
Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4,395||Year 1|