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Geography

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Specified subjects excluded for entry: General Studies and Critical Thinking

Accepted in place of A levels with the following grade equivalencies: D2 = A*; D3 = A; M2 = B. Combinations of A levels and Principle subjects are accepted. NB required subjects must be offered (see A level Section)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

6, 6, 5 in Higher level subjects plus 32 points overall. Higher level subjects need to include the required subjects as defined for the A-level qualification, where applicable.

BTEC Extended Diploma is accepted but subjects are considered on a case by case basis - contact us for further guidance.

Accepted in place of a non-required A level with the equivalent grade.

UCAS Tariff

136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Geography

Our Geography BA/BSc programmes are among the most flexible anywhere. So if you are interested in both human and physical geography, you can pick and choose your modules to focus on the human side, the physical side or the interactions between the two.

In a rapidly changing world, not only are many of the challenges we face geographical – climate change, migration, globalisation – but they are also interconnected. It’s because our natural and social environments overlap that we take a multidisciplinary approach.

Our single honours course can be taken as a BA or BSc degree. All students enjoy the same wide choice of course options and fieldwork opportunities.

**Why study this course?**

- **Flexibility:** One reason we are among the largest and most popular geography schools in the country is that we treat you as a geographer. This means we give you options to study both ‘human’ and ‘physical’ geography. We understand you may have a mixture of interests, from social to scientific, and we provide the opportunity for you to study them all.

- **Transferable skills:** Our degree programmes will equip you with the transferable skills essential for future employment. Geography graduates are skilled in working with digital technologies, statistics, mapping packages, GIS and mobile media. Our careers record speaks for itself with 95.2% of our graduates in employment or further study after six months (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17). In many cases these are jobs that are addressing global issues - jobs that really matter.

- **Fieldwork:** Recent fieldwork destinations have included Rotterdam, Berlin, Rennes, Turkey, Switzerland and Tokyo. The costs of travel and accommodation on all compulsory field courses will be covered by the University.

- **Research-led teaching:** Our world-leading research feeds directly into our programmes, meaning you will learn from academics who are experts in their field.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Birmingham

Department:

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental 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.

64%
low
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.

Geography (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
61%
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

58%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
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
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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