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Bristol, University of the West of England

Geography (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: L70F

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 overall tariff. You must have a minimum of one A-Level.

Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; no specific subjects required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C / 4 or above in English Language and Grade D / 4 or above in 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

MMP

No specific subjects required.

UCAS Tariff

72
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2018

Other options

5 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2018

Subject

Human geography

BA(Hons) Geography (with Foundation Year) looks at the globalisation of economies and cultures and the environmental challenges relating to natural resources and societies. It’s accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), giving you access to talks and events across the country.

Discover the causes of economic, social and environmental problems and how policy and decision-making processes can address these issues. Develop vital professional skills in mapping, environmental assessment, geographical statistics, qualitative research and computer-based spatial analysis.

Tailor the course to your specific geographical interests with module options including the regeneration of 21st century cities, rural geographies, international tourism development, renewable energies, global migration and identities.

Broaden your experience on UK and overseas field trips and apply geographical theories in the field and our well-equipped laboratories. Apply what you've learned on a work placement in your preferred area of interest and graduate with the skills you need to succeed in your career.

Choose from a wide range of careers in environmental consultancy, regeneration, conservation, energy and government, finance, education and research.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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
Human 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.

Human geography

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

92%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
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
75%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C
319

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.

Human geography

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.

£21,900
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Other administrative 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.

Human geography

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

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

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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