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Kingston University

Geography (including Sandwich Year)

UCAS Code: F801

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

We require a minimum of 2 A levels at C grade and we prefer applicants with A-level Geography (minimum C). However, we will also consider other related science and social science combinations, such as Geology, Environmental Management, Tourism, Politics and Economics. General Studies may be considered depending on A-level combination.

Can be considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications e.g. A2's in different subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:15,P:15

Applied Science or Science based course required. Equivalent of 96 UCAS points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Minimum of 5 in Standard Level English Language, Maths and Geography (preferred) or 4 at Higher Level

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

H3,H4,H4,H4,H4

Equivalent of 96 UCAS points with Geography or other subjects accepted from either sciences or social sciences depending on combination and all will be considered at a minimum of a grade H3

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

DD

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

MMM

Equivalent of 96 UCAS points with Geography or other subjects accepted from either sciences or social sciences depending on combination and all will be considered at a minimum of a grade C

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Geography

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– 100 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).
– This course received more than 93 per cent for satisfaction with academic support (National Student Survey 2018).
– This course has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society. This means it contains a solid academic foundation as well as preparing you for the needs of the world beyond higher education.

**About this course**
On this course, you’ll gain an understanding of the Earth’s environments and the global concerns of humanity. You’ll be introduced to both subject-specific and transferable skills. These include data collection, project design and management, critical thinking, social policy analysis, urban planning and design, environmental monitoring and management, and report writing and presentation skills.

Teaching is often with organisations such as planning departments, environmental agencies, business support networks, community organisations and town centre management teams. This will support your professional development and boost your employability. You’ll choose from a wide range of topics and complete an independent dissertation. There is fieldwork in the UK, Europe, and an optional overseas trip (currently to South Africa).

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 1: GG4020 - Digital Earth and Spatial Analysis, GG4040 - Introducing Human Geography, GG4080 - Introduction to Physical Geography and Environmental Hazards, GG 4090 - Research and Fieldwork Methods.
Year 2 core modules: GG5001 - Advanced Research and Fieldwork Methods, GG5002 - Geographical Theory and Practice.
Year 2 optional modules: GG5020 - Land, Water and the Environment, GG 5040 - Social and Cultural Geography, GG5050 - The Contours of Global Capitalism, GG 5070 - Regional Geographies, GG190 - Geomorphology and Geophysical Hazards, GG5155 - Cartography, Remove Sensing and Spatial Analysis.
Year 3 core modules: GG6020 - Development Geographies, GG6400 - Research Project.
Year 3 optional modules: GG6010 - Urban Geographies, GG6030 - Global Rural Geographies, GG6070 - The Challenge of Climate Change, GG6080 - Land and Water Resource Management, GG6140 - GIS: Transforming Geography and Environment.

Assessment methods

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes, interactive group exercises and the use of social media.

Fieldwork is an essential component. Our fieldwork programme includes residential field trips in the UK in Year 1, in Europe in Year 2 and an optional overseas trip during Year 3.

Assessment methods include essays, online assessments, practical reports, seminars, poster presentations and exams. In general, exams constitute about 20 per cent of assessment with the remainder being coursework.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Geography Geology and the Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Geographical and environmental studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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Geographical and environmental studies

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.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Science, engineering and production technicians
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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