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Coventry University

Geography and Natural Hazards

UCAS Code: FH82

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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

95%
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

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Geography

Geological hazards

We are recognised nationally for the excellence and quality of our geography teaching, ranked as one of the top 10 best universities in the UK for ‘Geography and Environmental Studies’ in The Guardian University Guide 2020.

The geography and natural hazards course takes an integrated and practical ‘geographical’ approach to the study of natural hazards at a local and global scale. You will have the opportunity to learn how to apply the latest techniques for hazard assessment and mitigation with opportunities for hands-on experience, both in the field and within our modern GIS laboratory, which feature industry-standard software like ArcGIS and ENVI.

Our academics are active researchers benefiting from strong academic links with universities in Hawaii, Alaska, Rio de Janeiro and China. Our staff regularly incorporate their findings into their teaching practice to ensure content stays up-to-date and relevant. Recently, for example, Coventry academics have undertaken volcanic research in Hawaii and this data is now used in modules focusing on Remote Sensing.
All of our geography courses have a strong focus on your future employability. They are designed to equip you with core knowledge, skills and expertise within the broad field of geography, together with a range of analytical abilities and transferable professional skills to find employment on graduation.

Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to undertake field trips locally, nationally and internationally* to build up your experience of geography and natural hazards. In the first year, all students take part in a three-day residential field trip, followed in the second year and final years by international field trips. In the past, for example, students have visited Sicily and the Etna Volcano, to examine the hazards posed to residents and visitors and to see, often for the first time, an active volcano.

To augment field trip experiences, our students will be taught in the Simulation Centre, which is the most advanced interactive people training and development centre in the UK. Its cutting-edge technology which is unique in the UK, its Learning Curve interactive screen and real-life scenarios using specially-trained actors, not only to improve skills but to also help develop new ways of working in otherwise inaccessible environments.
* Please note, that such opportunities may be subject to additional costs and meeting applicable visa requirements.

**Key Course Benefits**

- Research expertise in volcanic remote sensing, climate change and flooding.

- Coventry is ranked 10th in the UK for ‘Geography and Environmental Studies’ in The Guardian University Guide 2020.

- Diverse range of optional modules allowing you to tailor your degree to suit your interests with topics such as climate change, GIS and Remote Sensing and savage earth.

- Opportunities to gain experience through professional training and international field experience.

Modules

Our main study themes are:

* **Geosystems**: Understanding the functioning of the systems which drive the physical environment

* **Natural hazards and their management**: Understanding the physical cause of the events and what humans can do to mitigate their effects.

* **Scientific techniques for environmental research**: Gaining experience in studying the environment and learning that by understanding it better, we can mitigate the hazards it poses.

* **Career management and employment skills**: An insight into the skills required for geography-related careers and how these skills are truly transferable.

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
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Energy, Construction and Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Earth sciences

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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?

56%
UK students
44%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

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.

£17,500
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Customer service occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Earth 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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
56%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Other elementary services occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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