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Coventry University

Geography

UCAS Code: L700

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (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

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96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Geography

You will explore the various geographical factors that contribute to the distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges within society, engaging with key global issues including the sustainable provision of food, housing and livelihoods. You will also have opportunity to learn about how diverse communities interact with pressing socio-economic, geo-political and environmental concerns, such as climate change, poverty, social exclusion, population growth and sustainable living in a competitive global economy.

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 transferrable professional skills to secure employment on graduation.
Throughout your studies, you will have opportunity to undertake residential field trips to apply geographical knowledge to real-world concerns. In the first year, all students are required to take part in a three-day residential field trip, followed in the second year and final years by international field trips.* In the past students, have visited The Gambia, Berlin and the Lake District to study social and cultural impacts of tourism, economic regeneration and impacts of people on landscape. Students have previously visited the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in London to access the wealth of resources owned by the RGS and were able to see first-hand what student membership of the RGS can offer.

*Please note that such opportunities may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and meeting appropriate visa requirements.
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 help develop new ways of working in otherwise inaccessible environments.

**Key Course Benefits**

- Research expertise in development, economic, political and social and cultural geographies.

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

- Excellent support for and track record in employability.

- Opportunities to participate in challenging and exciting residential field trips each year, exploring the UK and overseas.

- Large range of optional modules allows you to tailor your degree to suit your interests with topics such as climate change, development, consumption geographies, alternative subcultures and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), planning and sustainability.

Modules

Our main study themes are:

* **Social Geography**: How social processes operate through space, place and environments.
* **Cultural Geography**: The study of the ways in which people ascribe meaning to place.
* **Development Geography**: Understanding the nature of inequality in the world.
* **Economic Geography**: Geographies of production and consumption.
* **Environmental Geography**: The relationship between people and their environment, especially the relationship between human activity and environmental degradation.
* **Career management and employment skills**: An insight into the skills required for geography-related careers and how these skills are truly transferable.

Tuition fees

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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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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Geographical and environmental studies

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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

After graduation


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Geographical and environmental studies

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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
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