Globalisation, sustainability and climate change: the world’s most pressing issues are inherently geographical, central to our course and critical to your future. Available as a BA or BSc, our degree allows you to focus your interests in human or physical geography, or to balance the two. As a BA student, you’ll likely be drawn to our human geography themes in population and migration, conflict and development, and the geography of crime, yet our BSc themes will also be open to you.
Fieldwork is pivotal to the course. You'll progress from field training in North Wales to field research overseas: investigating population and urban dynamics in Europe, development and sustainability in Morocco, or social transformation along the Southern Cape Coast of South Africa.
Geo-tagged data is fundamental to information flow and decision making across our planet. You will have the chance to help build this geo-referenced world through our geographic information systems (GIS) theme, positioning you for entry to the largest recruiting industry of geography graduates.
You can also choose to benefit from our internship opportunities, gaining a competitive edge of experience, networking with potential employers and gaining academic credit towards your degree, all at the same time.
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.
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 teaching diversity throughout your degree, running small group seminars, one-to-one tutorials, lab sessions, computer practicals and field trips, alongside lectures.
Tariff information for 2018 entry
120 tariff points
BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
2018 UCAS tariff table
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.
International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.
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.
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|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|BA Single Honours - 3 years full-time||L700|
|BA Single Honours - 4 years placement||L70P|
- Geographic information systems (GIS) roles
- Teaching, lecturing and research
- Sustainable development management
- Planning consultancy
You will have the opportunity to undertake an internship to gain workplace experience, network with potential employers and obtaining academic credit towards your degree. Our internship students have been working in GIS industries, from flood mapping for major water companies to valuing land across the Cotswolds. Others have been gaining teaching experience in schools, critical to their teacher training applications. Some have joined us in our research on population dynamics, environmental change and global sustainability in preparation for studies towards a postgraduate degree.