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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Human & social geography
Student score
64% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.7k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

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.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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 points

Normally to include Geography, Geology, Environmental Science or a related subject. GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This degree will provide you with a deeper appreciation of the world and your part in it, while broadening your horizons with travel to fieldwork destinations. Through theoretical and practical investigation you will develop an understanding of the environmental, political and socio-economic issues facing the world, as well as knowledge of the patterns, processes, interactions and changes in the Earth’s physical environments. The social, economic, political and cultural processes impacting on the human world will also be studied and you will gain expertise in Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing using the latest industry standard technology. Some specialisation in human geography is possible on this BA (Hons) programme.


Please visit our <a href="https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/courses/geography-ba/tab/modules">website</a> for information on available modules.

Edge Hill University

The campus

Based in Ormskirk, near Liverpool and Manchester, Edge Hill offers an excellent student experience on one of best campuses in the UK. More than 200 degree programmes offer a strong focus on careers, ensuring all graduates have the skills and knowledge to compete in the world of work. Applications have increased fivefold in the last decade, making the uni one the fastest growing in the country.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 72%
Student score 64% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
305 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £16.7k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are managers and directors in retail and wholesale


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
You want to take a classic subject that is ideally suited for the 21st Century jobs market? Try geography! There are two options for geography studies: this one is the human and social geography side (there is also an option for physical geography, a more science-based degree). There is a shortage of social science graduates with really good maths skills, and graduates from these disciplines who have them are in demand from modern industry. An ability to combine good data handling skills with good communication and social skills will really help start your career, and that's something a geography degree with a good stats component can really bring to the jobs market. That's why unemployment rates for the degree are much lower than average, and geography graduates from 2015 were twice as likely than graduates as a whole to be working in the business and finance industry, and average starting salaries were well above the national average. So if you take this subject, be sure to take your maths and stats modules, and keep your options open!
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