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Geography with Education and optional placement year

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Geography preferable

Access to HE Diploma

D:12,M:30,P:3

Overall profile of 60% (120 credit Access Course) (NI Access Course)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

You must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at Grade C (or grade 4) or above (or equivalent). Please note that for purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Essential / Key Skill in Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

To include 12 points at higher level.

104 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 4 subjects at Higher Level and 1 at Ordinary Level, including English and Maths at O4/H6 or above.

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

DMM

For students taking a Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma on the QCF framework (first teaching 2010), the requirements will be DDM.

Scottish Higher

B,C,C,C,C

Geography preferable

UCAS Tariff

104-111

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subjects

Education studies

Physical geography

This course is 3 years or 4 years if you choose to complete an optional placement year.

Geography has a critical role to play in helping us understand and address some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Here at Ulster, our inspiring staff are passionate about making a difference. If you are too, then join us. You’ll study everything from climate change to migration, natural hazards to sustainable development. We will train you to find solutions to the issues that matter.
We’ll also help you develop an impressive skill set. You’ll learn how to map the sea floor, conduct an environmental impact assessment and use cutting-edge technologies such as GIS to analyse social inequality. These professional and practical skills will help you find a job you’ll love. Over 90% of our graduates are employed or in postgraduate study within a year of leaving us. Our students love studying here. We have 100% student satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey and are the number 1 place to study Geography in Northern Ireland according to the Guardian League Tables (12thin the UK).
Studying Education in combination with Geography is an excellent introduction to a future career in the general education sector. It will provide you with an introduction to the main concepts of educational theory and practice in NI, the UK and internationally.
Career opportunities include teaching, working for government and diplomatic services, consultancies, ordnance survey, town planning, rural development agencies, the National Trust, town, population census and social planning. Some of our graduates embark on postgraduate study in areas such as environmental management, computing, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and conflict.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,530
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coleraine

Department:

Coleraine Campus

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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.

93%
high
Education studies
94%
med
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.

Education

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

87%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

Physical geographical sciences

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
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

98%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
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
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
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.

Education studies

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.

96%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

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.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Conservation and environment professionals
19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Customer service occupations

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