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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Geography

UCAS Code: F820

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

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

Human geography

Physical geography

If you are inspired by understanding the world around you then this honours geography degree is for you. Studying a mix of physical, environmental and human geography, the 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 visits within the Highlands and Islands plus two compulsory residential field trips, one in Scotland and one in Europe. These are currently in the Cairngorms (year 2) and the Swiss Alps (year 3): locations of field trips may vary. You will be required to pay a contribution towards the costs of these trips. This course embeds key employability skills throughout the curriculum, making you highly employable in this sector.

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

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£13,200
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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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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