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Human Geography BA (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

What is Human Geography BA (Hons)?

Geography lies at the centre of many of the world’s most pressing issues – our BA Human Geography course focuses exclusively on the human dimension of the discipline, enabling you to specialise in the socio-geographic challenges of our time.

You’ll join a course ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2023, 2022 and 2020 Guardian University Guides and 5th overall in 2023.

You’ll study topics including population, migration, geopolitics, sustainability, health, ageing, development, conflict, global crime and inequalities. This breadth of content coupled with the development of an extensive range of qualitative, statistical and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research skills will prepare you for a career in a vast range of employment sectors.

You’ll have the opportunity to progress from field training in the UK in Year 1 to overseas field research in Year 2 and field placements in Year 3, forging unforgettable experiences with us in the human landscapes of Europe, Africa and the Americas. There is also the opportunity to spend a semester in Year 2 at partner Universities in Canada or the USA.

With a focus on small class, practical and field learning, you will be assessed entirely through coursework to gain a truly representative measure of graduate attributes sought by future employers and for postgraduate study.

To support your undergraduate journey, we also offer fee waivers, bursaries and awards, for both UK and International students. At the end, as a Gloucestershire graduate you can choose to pursue one of our postgraduate courses, receiving a priority offer and a fees discount.

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Entry requirements

    • 120 – 136 UCAS tariff points from any level 3 qualification, which includes A-levels, BTEC, T-levels and many other qualifications. Please see the UCAS tariff calculator for a list of level 3 qualifications and associated tariff points.

      If you are unsure whether we could make you an offer or you have any questions, just get in touch with our admissions team who will be able to advise you.

    • English Language or Literature and Maths Grade 4/C in GCSE (or equivalent) are normally required.

    • We welcome and encourage applications from mature students (aged 21 and over). If you are taking an Access to Higher Education Diploma you will need to pass 60 credits with at least 45 credits at Level 3.

Course modules

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Fees and costs

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Start date Location UCAS code Fee (UK)
Fee per year
Fee (international)
Fee per year
Sep 2024 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham L720 £9,250 £16,600
Sep 2025 Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham L720 TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply**

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Unforgettable International Fieldwork

Whether it be in Europe, Africa or the Americas your experiences on international fieldwork are likely to be a key highlight of your time with us. The international exposure and experience of working in an unfamiliar environment will also give you a competitive edge in the graduate job market.

Exclusive Focus on Human Geography

This is one of the few geography courses in the UK which focuses entirely on human geography. You’ll specialise exclusively in the socio-geographic issues relevant to your interests and career goals and hone the analytical skills you need for researching and understanding the human world.

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Ranked 1st in the UK for student and teaching satisfaction

Our geography & environmental courses are ranked 1st in the UK for student and teaching satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2023.

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Ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction

Our geography & environmental courses are ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2023.

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Ranked 2nd in the UK for student experience

Our geography & environmental courses are ranked 2nd in the UK for student experience by The Times Good University Guide 2023.

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Ranked 3rd in the UK for teaching quality

Our geography & environmental courses are ranked 3rd in the UK for teaching quality by The Times Good University Guide 2023.

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Ranked 5th in the UK

Our geography & environmental courses are ranked 5th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2023.

Placements

As part of your course you can gain valuable experience on an optional placement year.

  • Duration – 12 months, full-time (minimum 35 hours a week)
  • Location – popular destinations include the UK, USA, China and Europe
  • Visa – you may need a visa if you’re on placement abroad
  • Finance – your tuition fee is reduced for your placement year – and you can still apply for a maintenance loan and get money advice
  • Placement support – we’ll help you find a great placement and get the most out of the experience

 

 

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