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Geography

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE: Grade C/4 in Mathematics and English Language or Welsh.

UCAS Tariff

80-120

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels: (including a C grade or above in A2 Geography) International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 or above in Geography at the Higher Level) Access: Science or Environmental/Landbased or Humanities course (merit grade required in the Geography element) BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Countryside Management or Applied Science: MMP -DDM City & Guilds Extended Diploma (720) in Countryside Management: Distinction - Distinction* City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) in Forestry & Arboriculture: MMP - DDM Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Laboratory Skills: MMP - DDM Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted. International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements We also welcome applications from mature applicants *For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physical geography

Geography is the subject of our time, dynamic and constantly evolving as the world around us changes. Geographers focus on key global challenges and work on developing solutions. A Geography degree will ensure you can make a difference in the 21st century.

This degree is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), so you can be sure your programme comprises what is expected of a Geography graduate.

You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of human, physical and environmental topics. In Years 2 and 3 you have increasing choice so you can specialise in the physical/environmental topics that interest you most. Our staff will share their passion for the subject and their knowledge with you.
Our modules reflect staff interests, and topics may include:

· Climate Change,

· Geohazards and Disasters,

· Rivers and Catchment Management,

· Environmental Change,

· Glaciation,

· Environmental Modelling,

· Sustainability,

· Renewable Energy, and

· Governance.

At Bangor, many of our modules offer regular half and full-day field trips, taking advantage of our unique location, which is set against the backdrop of the dramatic north Wales coastline, Menai Strait, and the mountains of Snowdonia National Park. We provide fieldwork opportunities in north Wales (Yr1) and SW England (Yr2) included in the tuition fee. In Year 3, there is the option to go overseas to Tenerife or Barcelona. We offer funds to help with fieldwork costs.

You will become well-trained in a range of research methods (field and laboratory). You will acquire specialised technical and practical skills (Geographical Information Systems (GIS), IT, Statistics), as well as transferrable and professional skills (leadership, team player, communicator). During your final year you will conduct your own research project, under staff guidance, allowing you to showcase your abilities developed throughout your studies.

Our graduates have gone on to work as: environmental consultants, town/emergency planners, teachers, surveyors, sustainability/recycling officers, data analysts, or GIS officers/cartographers, or take on roles in business, finance, human resources, marketing, PR and sales.
You can boost your employability with an optional work placement, through our Professional Placement module. You can also gain international experience by studying (at one of our partner institutions) or working abroad as part of your degree, with our International Experience Year.

If you are interested in undertaking a work experience placement, then you might want to consider our related course Geography with a placement year (F806). The course is identical to this course, but you will spend your third year undertaking a work-based placement. If your interests are more focused on the human side of the discipline you might consider our sister course BA Geography (L700). If you want to specialise in physical geography, then our companion course BSc. Physical Geography and Oceanography (F840) might appeal, or if you have more of an interest in the environment you could consider our BSc Geography with Environmental Forestry (F803 or F804) course.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Natural Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
med
Physical geography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical geographical sciences

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical geographical sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Conservation and environment professionals
12%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Geography, earth and environmental studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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