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Geography

Entry requirements


including a C grade or above in A2 Geography. General Studies not accepted.

Pass in a Science or Environmental/Landbased or Humanities course (merit grade required in the Geography element)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

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

Pass including grade H5 or above in Geography at the Higher Level

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP-DDM

in Laboratory Skills

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP-DDM

in Countryside Management or Applied Science.

Minimum of 5 Scottish Highers - some subject specific grades/Advanced Highers may be required.

T Level qualifications are accepted on a case by case basis.

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

We will accept this qualification in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Physical geography

This flexible degree allows you to explore the physical processes that shape the Earth, the social, cultural and economic processes that influence people and places, and the human environment relationships. You will begin with a broad geographical foundation that introduces you to social, physical and environmental geographies. You will go on to develop understanding in, and the ability to analyse key global challenges, such as climate change, natural hazards, water resources and pollution. Our modules cover everything from glacial and ocean environments to soils and environmental policy. We will introduce you to a range of research methods and IT, GIS, and statistical skills. You will develop professional and transferrable skills that employers value. During your final year you will conduct your own research under staff guidance, allowing you to showcase your abilities developed throughout your studies. Field work is an integral part of this degree, and there will be lots of opportunity to get outside and learn valuable skills in/around North Wales, alongside residential trips in the UK and Europe. You can study abroad or participate in our placement year (either work or study). This degree is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degrees contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills and prepare you to address the needs of the world beyond higher education.

BA or BSc? Students on both degrees can choose from the same range of optional modules. If you chose this BSc course you might mainly select physical geography modules, but you can still choose human geography modules that give you the flexibility to maintain your interest in both sides of the discipline.

MGeog? You can also convert onto the MGeog at the end of Year 2, providing your year average mark is above 55%.

‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Environmental Science F90F.

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

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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.

83%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

82%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
86%
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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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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