• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

This BSc Geography and Natural Hazards (Hons) at Coventry University applies geographical knowledge to the study of natural hazards, such as volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, wildfires, tropical cyclones and associated flood events. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the processes responsible for these hazards, which affect millions of people each year. You will learn the key principles of geology, geomorphology, hydrology and climatology and how to map, analyse and potentially predict natural hazards, so that you can help communities prepare for and respond to their impact.

In the first year, students will touch upon topics covered in our other two Geography degrees (BA and BSc), while also taking a bespoke module from the Disaster Management programme. All of our Geography degrees encompass significant fieldwork, both here in the UK and overseas, with recent trips visiting locations such as Gambia, Mallorca, Morocco and Tenerife.

Career prospects

Employment prospects are excellent for graduates with specialist skills and knowledge in natural hazard assessment and prevention. As the incidences of geological hazards increase, so too does the need to monitor, prevent, warn and manage their impact.

The transferrable analytical and problem-solving skills you’ll have opportunity to gain as a Geography graduate, also open a wider variety of roles, such as a GIS officer, data analyst, flood risk analyst, sustainability officer, asset systems manager, environmental energy consultant, public health officer, teacher, insurance assessor or government administrator. We have an outstanding track record in employability with 100% of Geography graduates in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2014/15). 

UK's Top Modern University

Are you looking to develop skills for your future career? Take the next step and choose to study at the UK's Top Modern University (Guardian University Guide 2019). Coventry University puts employability at the centre of all that we do and have great links with industry, helping thousands of students to find relevant work placements and internships.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geosystems
  • Field Techniques and Skills
  • Foundations of Geology
  • Numerical & Spatial Skills for Geography
  • Introductory Academic Skills for Geography
  • Introduction to Disasters
  • Introductory Professional Skills for Geography
  • Earth Surface Environments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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General Requirements

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. 

Documents

  • Academic transcripts
  • Degree/diploma certificates
  • Academic or professional reference
  • Personal statement
  • English language test score
  • Copy of current passport

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 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 Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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