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King's College London, University of London

Geography

UCAS Code: L700

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Human geography

Based in one of the largest geography departments in the UK, our Geography BA and course combines lectures, seminars and tutorials together with workshops, laboratory sessions and field trips. We will provide frequent opportunities to process, combine and discuss what you have learned in small groups and one-to-one sessions with academic staff.

Your study in the first year will comprise a range of interdisciplinary 15 and 30-credit modules totalling 120 credits. In the second term you will be able to choose whether to continue on the BA and BSc programme of study for the rest of your degree, depending on your choice of programme you will take either Geographical Foundations II: Challenges of the Modern World or The Changing Natural Environment II.

In the second and final years, the BA pathway specialises in areas of development, society and the environment, urban and cultural geography, as well as geocomputation and spatial analysis. The final year also includes a required dissertation, known as the Independent Geographical Study, which is based on individual research in an area of your choice supervised by a discipline specialist. Working and studying at the leading edge of research are considered essential components of a strong Geography degree, and employers value the evidence of analytical and communications skills that a good dissertation demonstrates.

Geography BA will provide opportunities for you to follow your own interests in different fields whilst being taught the core of the discipline. You will also learn advanced analytical and technical skills and apply them to understanding a range of real-world issues.

Teaching
We use a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials together with workshops, laboratory sessions and field trips to teach a very wide range of modules covering all areas of Geography. You will analyse large volumes of information, and have the opportunity to process, synthesise and discuss what you have learned in small groups and one-to-one sessions with academic staff. Combinations of one-term and two-term modules are available with a greater emphasis on optional modules as you progress through the degree.

You are expected to spend approximately 150 hours of work (ie about 10 hours per credit) for each 15 credit module you attend in your degree. These 150 hours cover every aspect of the module: lectures, seminars, tutorials, field trips, independent study based on lecture notes, tutorial preparation and extension, coursework preparation and submission, examination revision and preparation, and examinations.

In the first year you will have an average of 28.5 hours in scheduled learning and teaching activities
per 15 credit module.

You will take 120 credits each year. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment
The department assesses students on a combination of essays, field reports, written examinations, oral presentations, practical workshops, posters and the Independent Geographical Study (dissertation). The nature of assessment varies by module.

In the final year, you will undertake an independent researchbased Geographical study, for which you will receive individual tutorial support from an expert in the field. You will be assigned a dedicated personal tutor drawn from the faculty to advise and support you throughout your study experience.

Location
The majority of learning for this degree takes place at the Strand Campus. Please note that locations may vary depending on the optional modules you select. Off-site study will take place at specific fieldtrip destinations. Residential fieldtrips take place at various locations worldwide and are continually reviewed and subject to change. We are currently visiting India, Hong Kong, Spain, the USA and Morocco.

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Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

Geography

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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.

65%
low
Human geography

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Human geography

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
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

77%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

68%
UK students
32%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
C

After graduation


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Human geography

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£22,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
62%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Business, research and administrative professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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