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This course is a remarkable opportunity for you to investigate human societies in the context of place, illuminated by the significant factor of economics. This course begins by providing you with a firm foundation of skills for examining human geography and analysing economic systems and influences. You will study the functions of individuals, institutions and governments in changing geographical environments, from contemporary urban metropolises and rural communities to children's playgrounds and motorway hard shoulders, and you will consider the micro- and macro-economic imperatives for change.
Aberystwyth University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is one of the most established and experienced departments of its kind, and offers you an opportunity to study human geography in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe.You will study in a department that has scored 90% student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS, 2017). Our department is also ranked best in Wales on of the top 20 in the UK for the subject area of Geography and Environment Science ( The Good University Guide 2018, The Times & Sunday Times). Situated on the coast of Cardigan Bay and surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain and grassland, the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is uniquely placed to make the most of the stunning landscapes that surround it, providing you with a fabulous variety of fieldwork and recreational opportunities.
95% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 2% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally. (DLHE 2017)
Our graduates have been successful in seeking employment as: Chartered Accountant, Chartered Certified Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Public Finance Accountant, Economist, Investment analysis, Financial Risk Analyst, Actuary, Civil Service, Diplomatic Service, and Local Government.
You will be able to direct your study by selecting option modules in areas of particular interest to you. The stunning geography around Aberystwyth is perfect for you to conduct regular fieldwork studying the intersection between earth systems and human activity. Our staff members specialise in particular branches of the discipline and will be available throughout your course, including as you prepare your substantial final dissertation.
This Bachelor of Arts major/minor honours degree in Human Geography with Economics will arm you with a portfolio of specialist and transferable skills required and highly valued by employers in most graduate workplaces. Upon obtaining your degree, you will be a capable researcher, a confident analyst, fluent communicator and economic expert. You will be experienced in planning projects, assessing financial implications, presenting in both oral and written form, and leading and co-operating in team settings. These are just some of the many skills you will be able to bring to any graduate workplace.
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!
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|Campus name||Main Site (Aberystwyth)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 - 128 points||120 with B in Geography, 128 without Geography.|
|A level||BBB - ABB||BBB with B in Geography, ABB without Geography.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM - DDM||With specified subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||With 5 points in Geography at Higher Level.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.|
Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed here represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. We still use the UCAS tariff to determine whether you have met the terms of our offer, so whatever qualifications you are taking, provided these are included in the UCAS tariff and provided you meet the overall points total (and any specific subject requirements) you may still receive an offer. This means that if your course requires 3 A levels at BBB, we will accept other grade combinations that are equivalent to the same number of tariff points. For example A levels ABC and AAD equate to 120 UCAS tariff points). Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC) are also warmly welcomed. If you cannot find the qualification(s) that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: email@example.com) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.
Additional entry requirements
A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh. For this degree scheme minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics is also required. GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Mathematics.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||62.0||With minimum scores of 51 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88.0||With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.|
If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Scholarship competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine an Entrance Scholarship with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include the Academic Excellence Studentship, means-tested Aberystwyth Bursary, Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details. This does not apply to students studying at our Mauritius campus.
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Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622606
Fax: +44 (0)1970 622659
Aberystwyth Business School (undergraduate enquiries)
+44 (0)1970 622500
Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)