Staffordshire University

Geography Staffordshire University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Our Geography degree is perfect if you who want to learn about how natural and built areas affect our lives.

You can study a wide range of topics across the breadth of physical and human geography. This course will prepare you for many different careers, including:
• landscape assessment and management
• town and transport planning
• environmental management and policy
• tourism and heritage management
• teaching

Our staff are experts in their field but also friendly and supportive. You will study in small class sizes, work in excellent facilities and do free fieldwork.
We achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

In Year 1 and Year 2, you’ll develop your knowledge of a wide range of physical and/or human geographical issues, from earth surface processes and climate and environmental chnage, to urban sustainability, regeneration, geology and conservation. You’ll explore field investigation, data analysis and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

In Year 3, you’ll have the option to take a number of specialist physical and human geography modules to develop an advanced knowledge of your subject area, such as Glaciers and Society and People, Technology and Place. You’ll also complete either a dissertation or a work placement project.

Our generous fieldwork provision is included in the cost of your tuition fees, so you won’t have to fund any additional costs. In Year 1, you’ll attend a residential weekend field course and have a number of regional field days. In Year 2, you will have a week-long UK residential field course, and in Year 3 you’ll go on a week-long international residential trip.

On successful completion of study, we will issue either of the following awards: BA (Hons) Geography or BSc (Hons) Geography, dependent upon your choice of pathway at the end of your first year.

Course details


Year 1 (compulsory): Geographical Skills & Tutorials, People & Places: An Introduction to Human Geography, The Dynamic Earth.

Year 2 (compulsory): Global Challenges, This Changing Earth, Urban Worlds, Advanced Practical and Fieldwork Skills for Geographers, Geographers in the real world, Project Preparation and Planning.

Year 3 (compulsory): Advanced Geography and Environmental Field Work

Assessment method

Geography employs an innovative range of assessments including essays, examinations and class tests, poster presentations, reports, logbooks, reflective diaries, data worksheets, oral presentations, video reports and web-page development.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code F802
Institution code S72
Campus name Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Staffordshire University
College Road
Stoke on Trent

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01782 294400

Course contact details

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01782 294000

Fax: 01782 295704