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Lancaster University

Human Geography

UCAS Code: L720
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Human & social geography
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A level Geography or cognate subject at grade B

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

Human Geography is a social science concerned with the actions, interactions and spatial patterns of people, rather than those of the physical world. It enables you to focus on diverse areas of human and environmental geography. Options available throughout your degree include Communicating Geography; Africa: Geographies of Transformation; Environment and Society; Geographies of Political Economy and Contested Spaces of New York City.

Modules

Year 1: Society and space: human geography; geographical skills and application in a changing world. Year 2: Techniques; concepts; development, geography and the majority world; geographies of nature; natural resources and sustainable development; geographies of political economy; geographies of everyday life; Tunisia field course: post-colonial reflections. Year 3: Dissertation; labour in a globalising economy; New York field course; Africa: geographies of transformation.

Lancaster University

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Collegiate, local, global: Lancaster is the ultimate university community. Whoever you are, you're bound to feel at home. At Lancaster you won't just be coming to a top 10 university, you'll be coming to a world of opportunity - Lancaster students can volunteer in Malaysia, India and China. We've had the best uni halls for three years running, according to the National Student Housing Survey.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

14%
86%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
47%
53%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

31%
69%

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 97%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

65%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
59% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
414 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

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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