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Geography

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 in English Language is required.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Geography

- Learn how the natural world interacts with today’s changing society and how we can plan for the future

- Explore the world with us on fieldwork in the South Downs National Park and further afield

- Choose the Teaching Geography module in Year 2, if you see this as a potential future career path

- Experience a wide range of teaching and learning methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, group work, laboratory and practical sessions and independent research

- Our campus is friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning and teaching.

From glaciers in New Zealand to megacities in South America, geography is the study of the earth’s processes, both natural and human. As a subject it has the capacity to take you anywhere. When you embark on this journey, our wide-ranging and stimulating Geography degree helps you to see the world in a whole new light. Using an integrated human and physical geography perspective, you explore some of the most pressing issues facing the planet in the 21st-century.

These include globalisation, population growth, resource shortages, geopolitical instability and climate change. But there’s room to examine local challenges, too. Set on the edge of the South Downs National Park, our department is perfectly placed to make the most of the diverse and beautiful landscapes that surround it, providing you with a variety of fieldwork and recreational opportunities.

Each year of study has a distinctive emphasis. Year 1 is about ‘becoming a geographer’ and you receive a broad introduction to geography and geographical issues today.

In Year 2, you are encouraged to develop your geographical practice through specialised modules including fieldwork, laboratory and technology-based elements.

By the final year, you are ready to apply your expertise to understand complex geographical problems through original research and to promote the external impacts of your work. A third-year project enables you to work alongside our highly respected research staff and showcase your skills to employers.

The programme recognises the value of geography to society and emphasises the importance of communicating this effectively to diverse audiences. This combination of solid subject knowledge and awareness of impact produces well rounded, confident geographers ready to enter a variety of growing areas of employment in government, science and industry.

Throughout your studies, your future employability is a key priority for us and careers guidance is on hand. Our Geography graduates have the analytical and research skills to secure roles within the Government, the public, private and voluntary sectors, teaching, cartography and surveying, planning, environmental consultancy, nature conservation and sustainability.

Modules

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Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and 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.

68%
low
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.

Geography (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

68%
Library resources
63%
IT resources
53%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
E

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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