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Kingston University

Human Geography

UCAS Code: L702
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96-112

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • Human & social geography
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

relevant subject

UCAS tariff points
96-112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 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

89%

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 course is ideal if you are interested in the socio-economic aspects of geography, engaging with real life and real lives to examine and ultimately seek solutions to a range of human problems. An emphasis on practical fieldwork offers plenty of scope to travel both in the UK and overseas.

Modules

Year 1: Geographies of people, place and culture; sustainable development: issues and concepts; investigating the Earth and environment 1; investigating the Earth and environment 2; human geography in Europe; immigration and identity in Britain. Year 2: Concepts, issues and ethics in geography; project design; land management; culture, place and society; political economy of globalisation; planning and the environment; techniques of geographical analysis; migration and global cities. Year 3: Geography at work; dissertation project; economic and social geography of Australia and New Zealand; restructuring the British countryside; crime patterns and the environment; sustainable cities; geography of recreation and tourism; Canada: economy and environment; globalisation and industry; development geographies: African and Asian realities; achieving a sustainable future.

Kingston University

Kingston Hill Nightingale Centre

At Kingston University we offer world-class facilities, award-winning resources, an enviable location, excellent links with industry and a diverse student population. We make it our goal to provide you with the skills and experiences you need to go on and make a difference – to your own life and those around you.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

30%
70%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
10%
90%

Year 1

10%
80%
10%

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 87%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

80%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
254 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 £21k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

29%

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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