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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Subjects
  • Physical geographical sciences
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£25k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

No compulsory subjects at A-level or equivalent. GCSE (or equivalent) requirements: Maths and English at grade B or above. Any Subject at grade A,Any Subject at grade A and Any Subject at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). In addition, Mathematics and English both at minimum Intermediate 2/Standard Credit 1 or 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher).

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). In addition, Mathematics and English both at minimum Intermediate 2/Standard Credit 1 or 2/National 5 (if not offered at Higher/Advanced Higher). Any Subject at grade A and Any Subject at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Applicants with DDD in BTEC National Diplomas may be considered on an individual basis.

International Baccalaureate
35

Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. In addition, Standard Level English and Maths / Maths Studies.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

94%

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 programme in the heart of London covers main branches of geography and offers a wide choice of modules; choose predominantly physical geography for BSc. Working and studying at the frontiers of research are considered essential components of a successful geography degree.

Modules

Year 1 examples: Geography tutorials (critical thinking and techniques); geography concepts, skills and methods I; geography, society and development; the changing natural environment. Year 2 examples: Fieldwork in physical geography; methods in physical geography; geography concepts, skills and methods II. Year 3 examples: Advanced issues in natural and environmental hazards; cultural landscapes (north American style); desert environments; directed readings in geography; discovering order in geography.

King's College London, University of London

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King's is the 'fun' university of London. We're slap bang in the middle of the world's best city, making us a rather big deal. Our five campuses are filled with academically driven, sports loving, volunteering and sociable students, with an active Students' Union who proudly promotes diversity, equality and fairness. Desmond Tutu, Florence Nightingale and John Keats all studied at King's.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

11%
89%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
36%
60%
4%

Year 1

38%
61%
1%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

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 80%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

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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
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
415 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. In the world of work, graduates often go into environment and heritage work, but also to general jobs in areas like marketing, business analysis and management, as these are well-rounded degrees that help graduates get a range of useful skills.
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