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Staffordshire University

Geography

UCAS Code: F802

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Geography

Our Geography degree is perfect if you who want to learn about how natural and built areas affect our lives.

You can study a wide range of topics across the breadth of physical and human geography. This course will prepare you for many different careers, including:

• landscape assessment and management
• town and transport planning
• environmental management and policy
• tourism and heritage management
• teaching

Our staff are experts in their field but also friendly and supportive. You will study in small class sizes, work in excellent facilities and do free fieldwork.
We achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

In Year 1 and Year 2, you’ll develop your knowledge of a wide range of physical and/or human geographical issues, from earth surface processes and climate and environmental chnage, to urban sustainability, regeneration, geology and conservation. You’ll explore field investigation, data analysis and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

In Year 3, you’ll have the option to take a number of specialist physical and human geography modules to develop an advanced knowledge of your subject area, such as Glaciers and Society and People, Technology and Place. You’ll also complete either a dissertation or a work placement project.

Our generous fieldwork provision is included in the cost of your tuition fees, so you won’t have to fund any additional costs. In Year 1, you’ll attend a residential weekend field course and have a number of regional field days. In Year 2, you will have a week-long UK residential field course, and in Year 3 you’ll go on a week-long international residential trip.

On successful completion of study, we will issue either of the following awards: BA (Hons) Geography or BSc (Hons) Geography, dependent upon your choice of pathway at the end of your first year.

Modules

Year 1 (compulsory): Geographical Skills & Tutorials, People & Places: An Introduction to Human Geography, The Dynamic Earth. Year 2 (compulsory): Global Challenges, This Changing Earth, Urban Worlds, Advanced Practical and Fieldwork Skills for Geographers, Geographers in the real world, Project Preparation and Planning. Year 3 (compulsory): Advanced Geography and Environmental Field Work

Assessment methods

Geography employs an innovative range of assessments including essays, examinations and class tests, poster presentations, reports, logbooks, reflective diaries, data worksheets, oral presentations, video reports and web-page development.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Creative Arts and Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Geographical and environmental studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
57%
Male students
43%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
B

After graduation


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Geographical and environmental studies

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
93%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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