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Physical Geography with Study Abroad

Entry requirements


To include grade C in at least one of Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in Science with a minimum score of 106 UCAS Tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include HL 5 in Geography or a relevant science and HL 4 or SL 5 in English and Mathematics.

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

DMM

Applied Science accepted. Alternative subjects accepted only in combination with relevant A level at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

104-112

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Physical geography

Physical geography offers the chance to understand, investigate and model the physical interactions and processes that influence our environment and landscape. Study physical geography at Manchester Met and you’ll examine modern environmental phenomena and the long-term evolution of the landscape. You’ll explore Earth’s dynamic nature – not just looking at how it changes, but also how much it has changed over time – and you’ll investigate human impacts upon it, particularly in terms of past and future climate change.

While you can learn a lot on campus, there’s no substitute for seeing the physical landscape for yourself. As part of our programme, we regularly engage in fieldwork, from day-long trips to residential trips across the UK and overseas. Being in Manchester also means you’ll have plenty to explore on the doorstep, with four national parks within a couple of hours’ drive.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**

- Fieldwork opportunities in the UK and overseas, subject to national and international travel restrictions.

- We offer free Carbon Literacy training in person and online to our students, to build their understanding of sustainability and to enhance their employability.

- Our practical facilities include a dedicated instrumentation laboratory with an inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometer and ion chromatograph (IC) for environmental measurements, a GIS laboratory and a field store with the equipment for sampling and assessing a variety of environments.

- Our four-year study abroad route gives you the opportunity to study overseas during your third year, subject to national and international travel restrictions.

- The four-year placement route offers the chance to spend your third year working on a placement with a relevant employer – gaining the skills and experience that can boost your career prospects.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Department 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.

75%
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
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

59%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
62%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
B

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
68%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

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

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

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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