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University of Derby

Geography and Environmental Hazards

UCAS Code: 3GGN

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Environmental sciences

Environmental hazards represent some of the most pressing challenges confronting our society today. Never far from the headlines, disasters like tsunami, earthquakes, drought and flooding carry a huge environmental and human cost. This dynamic new degree brings together the study of Geography and Environmental Hazards to equip you with skills and knowledge which will set you apart in an increasingly important field.

WHY STUDY GEOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS AT DERBY?

- Geography at Derby is joint fifth in the UK for careers after six months of graduating, Guardian University Guide 2020.

- The course is accredited by The Institution of Environmental Sciences, reflecting its high quality and solid academic foundations.

- Gain an in-depth understanding of the processes that cause disasters as well as their impact on human health and livelihoods and prepare for a rewarding career in managing and mitigating the effects of natural and human-made disasters.

- Look at environmental hazards from the perspective of both physical and human geography.

- Combine latest theories, practical work and field studies on a degree underpinned by applied real world learning.

- Investigate active hazards on fascinating fieldtrips: in the past our students have conducted fieldwork as far afield as the USA, Crete and Morocco.

- Study in a prime location for exploring geographical, earth and environmental sciences amid some of the most outstanding landscapes of the British Isles.

- Learn from enthusiastic and dedicated staff who have an international profile for research into environmental and climate change.

WHAT YOU'LL COVER

- A growing global population inhabiting increasingly hazardous locations, together with ongoing climate change, make the study of environmental hazards critical to our collective global future. You will undertake study that reaches from the local, to the global, the human to the physical to address these challenges. This degree provides you with a highly practical and relevant background for employment or further study in hazard and disaster mitigation and/or management for those with broader career aspirations.

HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED

- We use a diverse range of assessment methods, including essays, reports, field and laboratory notebooks, portfolios, posters, infographics, oral presentations, vivas and written exams (seen and unseen). You may be assessed individually or as part of a group.

YOUR CAREER

- By the time you graduate, you’ll have developed a full range of professional skills, theoretical knowledge and practical experience to impress prospective employers from any organisation where environmental awareness and broad scientific knowledge are valued. Our graduates have gone on to secure diverse roles in areas such as agronomy, environmental consulting, data analysis, water quality analysis, conservation, surveying, transport planning and teaching.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Natural Sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
55%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


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Environmental sciences

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£17,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Science, engineering and production technicians
14%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations

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