Geography, B.Sc.

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  • English (book IELTS)
    Language

About

As a BSc student, you’ll likely be drawn to our physical geography themes in environmental change, river science, ecological dynamics and global sustainability, yet the BA themes will also be open to you.

Fieldwork is pivotal to the course. You'll progress from field training in Snowdonia to field research overseas: investigating environmental change and glacial dynamics in the Swiss Alps, sustainability science in Morocco, or the rivers and geomorphologies of Western Canada.

Geo-tagged data is fundamental to information flow and decision making across the planet. You will have the chance to help build this geo-referenced world through the geographic information systems (GIS) theme, positioning you for entry to the largest recruiting industry of geography graduates.

You can also choose to benefit from the internship opportunities gaining a competitive edge of experience, networking with potential employers and gaining academic credit towards your degree, all at the same time.

Accreditation

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You can choose to complete our Geography degree as a BA or BSc, allowing you to focus your interests in human or physical geography, or to balance the two. Its flexibility means that gaining a BA or a BSc will be decided by your choice of overseas fieldwork destination at the end of your second year. Your programme will be coursework-led, with varied assessment types allowing you to demonstrate your strengths. We place an emphasis on diverse teaching throughout your degree, running small group seminars, one-to-one tutorials, lab sessions, computer practicals and fieldtrips alongside conventional lectures.

Courses Included:

  • Introductory Geographical Research & Fieldwork
  • Earth Systems & Processes
  • Living in a Globalised World
  • Data Handling and Presentation
  • Practical Environmental Investigation

                                  English Language Requirements

                                  You need the following IELTS score:

                                  • Minimum required score:

                                    6

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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  • 120 tariff points
                                  • BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                  • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International Applies to you

                                    13500 GBP/year
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                                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                    9250 GBP/year
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                                  Funding

                                  • No upfront tuition fees. You won’t have to pay any fees while you are studying; you can apply for a student tuition fee loan to cover the fees. This will be paid directly to the university.
                                  • You can also apply for a student maintenance loan to help towards your living costs up to £8,200 if you live away from home to study and up to £6,904 if you stay at home.
                                  • Additional non-repayable grants may be available for students with dependents and for students with disabilities.
                                  • Living cost loans and grants will be paid to students in three equal instalments over the academic year – one at the beginning of each term.
                                  • You will only start to repay the loan after you have graduated and are in employment and earning over £21,000. You will repay 9% of your income above £21,000. For example if you earn £25,000 you would repay £30 a month. (i.e. 9% of £4,000/12 months).

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