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Coventry University

Geography

UCAS Code: F800

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 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)

DDD-DMM

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Geography

Our geography course has the highest levels of student satisfaction. In the latest National Student Survey (NSS) 2016, we achieved 100% student satisfaction overall and with all aspects of teaching.

We will explore the nature of the physical world; human interaction with the environment and the processes, natural and otherwise, that shape it over time – landscape change, environmental hazards and environmental management. In doing so, our aim is for students to discover ways of protecting finite resources, developing the knowledge and practical skills to help solve environmental problems and make informed contributions to policy.

Past students have gone on to careers in public and private sector organisations concerned with environmental management or promoting sustainable development. For example, recent graduate employers have included the Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission.

All of our geography courses have a strong focus on your future employability. They are designed with the aim to help 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 find employment on graduation. We’ve also had former students return to talk about their experience of life and careers after university.

Throughout your studies, you will be expected to undertake residential fieldwork to apply geographical knowledge to real-world concerns. In the first year, all students take part in a three-day residential field course, followed in the second year by a five-day residential, both UK-based. In the past, students have visited North and South Wales, the Lake District and Dorset to investigate topics such as flooding, ecological succession, habitat management, evidence of land movement over time, and environmental reconstruction from sediments. Final year students have the chance to undertake a residential field trip to Norfolk to explore evidence of past environmental change.

In the third year, you participate in a weeklong overseas fieldtrip, which is strongly focused on student-led, self-reflective independent learning. Previously, we have visited Morocco and Mallorca, where after investigating a number of habitats, students carried out their own field project to illustrate the causes and impacts of geomorphological and ecological processes.

All these field trips are supported by class-based preparatory work to design and evaluate research conducted in the field.

Key Course Benefits:

* Coventry is ranked 7th in the UK for ‘Geography and Environmental Studies’ in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

* Research has been conducted about flood risk, storm water management, sea level change, quaternary environmental change, and ecological monitoring and management.

* Access to specialist test and research equipment, such as for hydraulics engineering, soil mechanics, electronic mapping and geographical analysis techniques, laboratory and field equipment for environmental sampling analysis.

* Large range of optional modules allows you to tailor your degree to suit your interests with topics such as environmental change and management, hazards, pollution, biodiversity and conservation, Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing.

This course is accredited and recognised by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

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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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

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?

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