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Physical Geography

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Physical geography

**Overview**

Physical Geography studies the patterns and processes occurring within our natural environment, from the atmosphere to the biosphere. Our Physical Geography degree explores the processes that shape our planet and how they impact upon the human environment. With a strong emphasis on field work, you will have every opportunity to immerse yourselves in a range of different physical environments within the UK and overseas.

The first year provides a foundation for a diverse range of specialist options in physical geography available to you in your second and third years of study. In year three, you will complete a dissertation which brings together the subject knowledge, skills and techniques you have learned in the degree to produce an independent and original piece of academic research on a topic of your choice.

You will also enjoy exciting fieldwork opportunities, comprising both local day excursions and longer, residential fieldwork in the UK and overseas. Examples of current residential field course venues include the Lake District, Scotland, Switzerland, and California. There is also an opportunity to spend a Semester in Year 2 studying at a partner university in Europe, Canada, the USA, Australia or New Zealand.

At Worcester, Physical Geography is all about the student experience. In addition to providing you with a supportive and friendly learning environment, our smaller class sizes allow you to develop an extensive range of field, laboratory and GIS skills. This is complemented by excellent access to a wide range of cutting-edge equipment. Our applied approach places you in a strong position when it comes to employment and further study.y.

**Key Features**

- 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020

- Generous residential fieldwork provision in the UK and overseas (current venues include the Lake District, Scotland, California and the Swiss Alps; see fieldwork page for additional information).

- Our degree programmes provide you with the transferable skills and expertise essential for future employment.

- Our research feeds directly into our teaching, meaning you will be taught by academics who are experts in their field, ensuring you are kept abreast of the latest developments in geography

- You have the option of taking a professional placement with one of a wide range of organisations, including local government, charities, schools, government agencies and environmental consultancies

- Opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year - locations include Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.

- Small classes, allowing for intensive fieldwork, practical work and more rewarding exploration of ideas

- State-of-of the art facilities to support your learning, including survey-grade drones, 3 river monitoring stations, and a wide range of equipment to support research in atmospheric and river science

**Learn more about the course at our Open Days**

Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. Explore the campus, meet our lecturers and talk to current students.

Find out more and book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days

**Why the University of Worcester?**

The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.

The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all.

Modules

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Assessment methods

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The Uni


Course location:

University of Worcester

Department:

School of Science and the Environment

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Physical geography

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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Geography, earth and environmental 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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

£18k

£18k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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