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Edge Hill University

Geology with Geography

UCAS Code: 8T16

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21,P:0

Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

A minimum of five subjects at Grade H1-H3 will be required.

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

DMM

Please note, the above represents an example of how you can achieve the required number of tariff points, however you can also achieve this with other combinations. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

To include Geography, Geology, Environmental Science or a related subject. Plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above or Level 2 Adult Numeracy (or equivalent).

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Geology

Physical geography

This degree is for those who are passionate about geology, especially those with a particular interest in applied engineering or environmental geosciences. It immerses you in geological sciences, enriched by selected elements of physical geography which reflect the present-day expression of geological processes. You will gain a firm grasp of the fundamental aspects of hard and soft rock geology before the focus of the degree shifts to applied geology and, in particular, environmental, engineering and extractive geology. The physical geography element of the programme can be selected to support your geological and personal interest and may include, for example, coastal and fluvial geomorphology, weather and climate, soils and natural hazards.

Modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment strategies are used which are consistent with the practices and requirements that graduates will need in the workplace. Modules are assessed by coursework or a mixture of coursework and examination. Exams never count for more than 60% of the total mark for modules that include an examination. Coursework assignments include laboratory reports, practical portfolios, project reports, field notebooks and oral presentations.

The Uni


Course location:

Ormskirk (Main Campus)

Department:

Geography

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.

71%
low
Physical 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.

Earth sciences

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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

Physical geographical sciences

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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
97%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The market for geologists is has been quite linked to the oil industry for some time now, and the drop in the price of oil has meant the industry has stopped recruiting as many people for the time being. Geologists are still in demand, though, so the main effect has been to reduce the opportunities - and salaries - for geologists working abroad. At home, the oil industry remains a big employer, and so are the mining, civil engineering, construction and consultancy industries, with geology graduates working as geologists, geophysicists, civil engineers and environmental professionals.

Physical geographical 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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

There are two options for geography studies: the one we're talking about here is physical geography (there is also an option for geography courses with a more human or social steer). Like a lot of sciences, quite a few graduates in physical geography — about one in five — go on to further study, mainly for one-year Masters courses, and not just in geography, but in environmental sciences, conservation and in courses where we don't have enough graduates like planning and surveying. And in the world of work, graduates often go into environment, surveying and heritage work - and teaching. These are well-rounded degrees that help graduates get a range of useful skills and so careers such as marketing, business analysis, sports and management are also popular and it's often easy to convert or retrain once you have a geography degree.

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