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University of Chester

UCAS Code: F891 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma (must include Geography or Environmental Science at Level 3), to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Including Geography at HL 5 or above.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

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

DMM

BTEC Extended Diploma (Applied Science - Environmental)

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

To include Geography or Geology.

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subjects

Environmental geography

Geography

**Geography**
Explore the physical processes shaping natural environments and the role of humans as agents of environmental change, and gain the knowledge and skills to tackle global issues from the climate emergency to environmental degradation.

This course gives you access to a wide range of modules in physical and human geography, allowing you to tailor your learning experience. BSc Single Honours students will typically study research techniques associated with physical geography, whilst Combined Honours students might choose to follow either a physical or human geography research methods route. The Single Honours course is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society.

The course allows you to specialise in a range of physical geography sub-disciplines, with opportunities to study elements of human geography if that suits your interests. Study in a vibrant, research active and friendly department, which adopts innovative approaches to learning to help you develop the knowledge, skills and understanding sought by today’s employers.

Our Geography courses are ranked 8th in the UK for Student Satisfaction and in the top 20 for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide, 2022). Fieldwork is incorporated throughout our course, allowing you to explore key processes and issues first-hand, and we offer international fieldwork opportunities. You will learn about the physical processes that shape the most pressing contemporary global environment issues. A range of employment skills are embedded within the course and you will have the invaluable opportunity to build work with a graduate employer on placement.

**Natural Hazard Management**
Take a holistic approach to the study of hazards, focusing on the physical, socio-economic and political processes that create conditions of vulnerability, and developing your knowledge of key priorities for effective risk reduction strategies.

This course explores both environmental and social dimensions of disasters at a range of scales. By understanding hazard processes, and learning how to assess their impacts, monitor changes and communicate effectively for crisis response, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to address local and global hazard management challenges.

In a vibrant, research active and friendly department, which adopts contemporary, technology-based and innovative approaches to learning, you will develop the capabilities and attributes required by employers seeking ‘change- ready’, resilient and confident graduates.

Fieldwork and field-based research are incorporated throughout our course. In addition to UK-based residential fieldwork, all NHM students have the opportunity to join an international field trip to study hazard assessment and mitigation in practice. Students can further hone their skills on a five-week work placement at the end of Year 2, or a whole year work placement between Years 2 and 3.

Modules

Please refer to the course website for module details.

Assessment methods

You will demonstrate your knowledge through a wide range of innovative and real-world authentic assignments, including field and laboratory reports, vlogs, debates, briefings, consultancy reports and infographics.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni

Course location:

Chester

Department:

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.

78%
Environmental geography
85%
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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

78%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Geography (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

74%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
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
50%
Male students
50%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

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.

£18,750
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Conservation and environment professionals
16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
16%
Other elementary services occupations

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

Physical geographical sciences

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

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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