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Geography

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Must include Geography or a related science and humanities subject: see website for further details

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Plus National 5, Standard Grade Credit, Intermediate 2, or GCSE grade C in English and Maths

Scottish Higher

C,C,C

Must include Geography or a related science and humanities subject: see website for further details

UCAS Tariff

63-64

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Physical geography

Human geography

If you are inspired by understanding the world around you then BSc (Hons) Geography* is for you. At both local and global levels, many of the main challenges facing the world in the 21st century are related to geography. Studying an exciting mix of physical , environmental and human geography, this course will equip you with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed for the modern workplace.

Field trips are a valuable and memorable part of studying geography and this course includes several day trips in the local area as well as residential field trips in Scotland. We are so lucky to have the amazing geography of the Highlands as our classroom and we make the most of it!

Modules

Year 1 Two semesters: Sept-Jan and Feb-June. Modules may include - Introduction to Sustainable Development; The Environment of Mountain Regions; Introduction to Physical Geography; Climate, Land and People; Overview of Energy Use; Economics & the State
Year 2 Three semesters: Sept-Nov, Jan-Mar and May-July. Modules may include - Global Environmental Change; Atmosphere, Weather and Climate; Employability Skills & Collaborative Working for Geographers; Earth Surface Processes; Collecting & Interpreting Data for Geographers; Urban and Rural Geography; Workplace Experience: Developing Transferable Skills; The Geography of Tourism & Sustainability; Research and Design Skills for Geography.
Year 3 Three semesters: Sept-Nov, Jan-Mar and May-July. Modules may include - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing; Field Skills for Geographers; Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation; Globalisation, Sustainability and Uneven Development; Natural Hazards & Mitigation; Glaciation; Sustainable Agriculture Systems; Honours Dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£13,620
per year
International
£13,620
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Inverness College UHI

Department:

Science, Technology and the Environment

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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.

100%
high
Physical 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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

82%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Geography, earth and environmental studies

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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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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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