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Bristol, University of the West of England

Geography and Planning

UCAS Code: L7K4

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


No specific subjects required. Points from General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards the overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 15 level 3 credits at merit.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C / 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.

No specific subjects required.

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

DMM

No specific subjects required.

UCAS Tariff

104
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Planning

Geography

BA(Hons) Geography and Planning helps you explore the wide-ranging influences that affect environment, place and society.The course provides a blend of geography and planning, although the former dominates year one and greater emphasis is given to planning over the remaining years.Develop an understanding of how planners can tackle global issues such as responding to the effects of climate change, to local issues like creating thriving neighbourhoods. Learn from case studies, inspiring guest lecturers and innovative coursework briefs. Explore international geographic regions balancing urbanisation with environmental challenges.Gain experience and develop problem-solving skills on projects in our well-equipped studios. Some of these will involve working with real-life problems, communities or leading practitioners in multidisciplinary contexts. Research and assess locations on day trips and residential field trips and build your understanding of the role that geographers and planners can make in society at regular presentations from visiting professionals.A combined understanding of geography and planning opens up a range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You could work in planning, tourism, economic development, regeneration, housing and environmental protection. You might also choose to pursue a career in research or teaching.

The Uni


Course location:

Frenchay Campus

Department:

Geography and Environmental Management

TEF rating:

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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.

85%
med
Planning

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.

Planning (urban, rural and regional)

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

91%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Geographical 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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
8%
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.

Planning (urban, rural and regional)

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.

£22,000
low
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

53%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
20%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject includes degrees in urban studies and housing as well as planning qualifications. Be a little careful when looking at the stats, as most jobs in planning, especially in town planning, go to Masters students in the subject — planning is a very popular Master's degree (and even then we don't actually have enough graduates to meet employer demand). So if you want a job in planning, expect to stay on at university after you have finished your first degree. First degree graduates in planning are more likely to start working in surveying than planning roles - although that is partly down to our serious shortage of surveyors. This all adds up to a subject that is in demand - but do keep a look out for work experience opportunities to make your good prospects even better.

Geographical 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.

£18,657
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Planning

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

£34k

£34k

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.

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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