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Keele University

Geography and Politics

UCAS Code: LL72
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Human & social geography
Student score
86% MED
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

A-level Geography or related subject at Grade B. If related subject includes A level Biology, Chemistry or Physics (England), a pass in Science Practical will be required

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

Higher level Geography at 6

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

100%

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

£9,250

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

Geography is a broad-based subject, uniquely positioned at the interface between the physical and the social science. The first year involves a broad-based introductory programme that provides a platform from which knowledge, understanding and skills can be developed. The second and third years of study provide a variety of choices enabling students to specialise in the areas of Geography that they find most interesting. In the final year for example, students have a free choice of broad range of specialist option modules that reflect staff membersâ?? research activities in both Human and Physical Geography. Fieldwork is an essential and enjoyable aspect of any Geography degree programme and field trips visiting both the spectacular scenery surrounding Keele as well as a series of exciting overseas destinations are integral to the programmes. Marketing offers a unique training in the use of marketing by a range of organisations, including businesses and the non-profit or public sector organisations, taught from a critical perspective, encouraging students to develop independent thinking as well as a thorough knowledge of marketing theory and practice. Students learn how marketing impacts on the social as well as the economic world. Elective modules will introduce the latest cutting-edge research and provide the opportunity to consider the role of the consumer in todayâ??s society, the impact of marketing on the culture and management of organisations and the widening influence of marketing tools and concepts in non-profit as well as for-profit organisations.

Modules

Keele University

Student concourse

Known as 'the Bubble', Keele University offers a special student experience as it's uniquely friendly and close-knit. Renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, our graduates obtain some of the best academic and employment success rates in the UK. The campus is made up of 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes and has a large resident squirrel population!

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

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

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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
29% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
38% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
321 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
80% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
313 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. It's also why unemployment rates for the degree are much lower than average, and a lot of geography graduates start their careers in sought-after jobs in the business and finance industry – so if you take this subject, be sure to take your maths and stats modules.
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