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Geography (Hons), B.Sc.

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  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Nottingham, United Kingdom
Taught on the outstanding Brackenhurst campus just north of Nottingham, this Geography (Hons) course from Nottingham Trent University explores the interaction between people and the environment. It will equip you with an understanding of a wide range of geographical issues, and prepare you for a successful career in a variety of fields.
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Overview

Study Geography (Hons) at Nottingham Trent University and you can split your time between our stunning, rural Brackenhurst Campus and the vibrant city of Nottingham, and explore a subject that is relevant and crucially important to today's world.

Why choose this course?

  • Get the best of both worlds! Immerse yourself in the subject in our stunning outdoor classroom at Brackenhurst, but still be completely connected to student life and all the events, entertainment, clubs and societies that Nottingham has to offer.
  • Learn from our experienced teaching staff who have expertise in a wide range of specialist areas including glaciology, natural hazards and water quality testing.
  • Study in our 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million campus Eco-library and benefit from free electronic access to the core text for each module.
  • Undertake fieldwork on our very own Brackenhurst Campus, elsewhere in the UK and even in south-east Spain.
  • Benefit from our strong links with employers and academic institutions by completing a year-long work placement.
  • Take advantage of subsidised field trips as part of your course fee.
  • This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Careers and employability

The skills you possess as a Geography graduate will enable you to choose an exciting career in one of many areas. For example, central and local governments offer roles in numerous departments dealing with aspects of:

  • policy
  • pollution monitoring
  • housing
  • transport
  • disaster management
  • flood prevention.

Charities employ geographers as:

  • aid coordinators
  • GIS specialists
  • project managers.

Private companies employ:

  • environmental consultants
  • risk assessors
  • hydrologists
  • GIS specialists.

You have the option to take on a placement for at least 38 weeks. This would take place between the second and third year of study. This can lead to a Certificate or Diploma in Professional Studies.

Previous students have undertaken placements at organisations like:

  • The Environment Agency
  • Wildlife Trusts
  • Nottingham City Council
  • The Forestry Commission

Accreditation

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3-4 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
  • Geographical Fieldwork
  • Skills for Geographers
  • Geographies of Global Change
  • Introduction to Global Environmental Issues
  • Landscapes and Land Use

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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General Requirements

  • A-levels – BBB, including Geography or a relevant Science subject
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM including relevant modules; or
  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level equivalent in Geography or a relevant Science subject; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • A Tuition Fee Loan: Up to £9,000 per year to pay for your tuition fees.
  • A Maintenance Loan: Between £3,039 and £8,200 depending on your household income and whether or not you will be living in your parental home during term time. (Students in receipt of certain benefits can get up to £9,347 per year).
  • University bursaries or scholarships: for eligible students.

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