• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

In Physical Geography at Keele you will study the global environment, environmental change and fascinating landscapes, developing skills that will be valuable in a range of different careers. 

The Physical Geography and Physics (Hons)  course from Keele University combines fieldwork, practical classes, tutorials and lectures that will give you confidence both in hands-on skills and in your theoretical understanding of the world around us. The first year provides a foundation for a diverse range of specialist options available in subsequent years. We focus particularly on research skills: you will learn to collect, analyse and interpret different types of data, and to carry out your own research using specialist software and equipment. Field courses are a real highlight of the programme, and recent destinations have included Iceland and Almeria. We have excellent facilities, and even provide drones for student use in the GIS classes!

For the Physics element of the course, you'll use mathematics to describe the physical world, and learn to plan and conduct investigations before reporting your results. Your course will be informed by the research interests of your teaching staff: primarily astrophysics and condensed matter physics. Regular laboratory sessions will enable you to investigate unfamiliar phenomena and acquire specialist techniques, but you’ll also develop invaluable transferable skills such as communication, IT and interpersonal skills. We operate an open-door policy which enables you to have excellent and flexible access to staff to seek advice or feedback on your work.

Careers

96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE)

Your degree from Keele will equip you for future employment or advanced study, and will establish a lifelong appreciation of the world around you. Your skills could take you into directly related careers such as environmental planning or consultancy, or you could apply them in industries such as energy, agriculture, meteorology or construction. Your problem-solving skills and global, interdisciplinary approach will be of value in a huge range of careers.

Studying Physics at Keele will prepare you for many different careers, which need not be directly related to physics. You could take up all sorts of roles in industry, management, and public services. You might work as a research scientist, medical physicist, software engineer, geophysicist or radiation practitioner, or you might branch out and become a science writer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 4 years with International Year
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • Geographical Skills
  • The Practice of Physical Geography
  • People and the Environment
  • Mechanics, Gravity and Relativity
  • Nature of matter
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Electricity and Magnetism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    81

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

A LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • A Level requirement BBC
  • A level Physics or Maths at grade B or above.
  • If A Level Maths is presented without A-level Physics, then a grade of C or better in AS-level Physics is also required.
GCSE REQUIREMENTS
  • Maths at C (or 4) if not taken at A Level or AS-Level
  • English at C (or 4)
BTEC
  • BTEC requirements DDD
  • You must have taken sufficient Maths/Physics units, please contact us for advice
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • 30 points to include Higher Level Physics at 5 or above or Higher Level Maths at 5 or above plus Higher Level Physics at 4 or above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16250 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 Keele

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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