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Geography

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

2 AS Levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level. Must be taken alongside 2 A-Levels.

Pass Access to H.E. Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

BBB at A-Level plus grade B in EPQ.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English Language grade C/4 or above required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Minimum of 3 in HL Maths, or 4 in SL Maths, or 5 in SL Maths Studies required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE. Minimum of 4 in English Language required if grade C/4 not held at GCSE.

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

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Accepted in combination with other qualifications.

Accepted in combination with other qualifications.

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

DDM

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

ABB from two A-Levels and the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Human geography

Geography is a discipline founded on understanding the complex links between Earth, its inhabitants, and the places they live. As a Human Geographer, you will learn to think critically and creatively about the world we live in and key challenges society faces for the coming century.

This degree is perfect for you if you wish to experience the full breadth of Geography, but would like specialise primarily in Human Geography. After a common first year with BSc students, in Years 2 and 3, we offer a diversity of optional Human Geography modules, covering topics like migration, environmental governance and justice, climate change, gentrification, energy and food security and geopolitics. There remain some Physical Geography module options in years 2 and 3, so you can tailor your degree to become a generalist, or a specialist in Human Geography, depending on your interests.

Throughout your degree, there will be an emphasis on critical thinking and the development of a suite of quantitative and qualitative research skills. We encourage and train our students to be both critical and creative in their research approaches and methods. We use innovative teaching and assessment methods and encourage our students to reflect upon the role Human Geographers play in the modern world.

If you decide at the end of Year 1 that you want to specialise in Physical Geography, you can transfer to the Geography BSc degree.

Modules

For further details, see the full programme summary on our website.

Assessment methods

You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practicals and fieldwork. All lecture material is available online through our virtual learning environment Blackboard. Contact time typically averages about 10-11 hours per week. Residential field trips are run by academic staff throughout the degree and provide extended periods of small group teaching in field contexts.

Your work will be assessed through a mixture of essays, scientific reports, learning diaries, oral and poster presentations, mock journal articles and of course your final year individual dissertation project. Coursework is mainly undertaken on an individual basis. However, a number of modules (especially field-based modules) involve assessed group project work.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Geography

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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.

88%
med
Human 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.

Human geography

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

86%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
E
C

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.

Human & social geography

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
97%
med
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

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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