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Leeds Beckett University

Human Geography and Planning

UCAS Code: L7KK
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Planning (urban, rural & regional)
  • Human & social geography
Student score
81% MED
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£20k LOW
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

General Studies cannot be included in the minimum tariff points required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
26

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

Study a range of contemporary themes within human geography, including globalisation, sustainability and the diversity of human living, and challenge your views of the world today. You will learn how planning helps to shape our cities and towns and makes them better places for us to live. You will also engage with live projects through a wide range of field trips, from half-day site visits in Leeds to week-long international field trips, giving you the opportunity to apply your classroom learning in the real world. You will also be entitled to free student membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: sustainable places; placemaking; introduction to planning; city and society; global geographies; geographical diversity. Year 2 core modules:international field trip; placement and professional skills; development of planning thought; research methods; housing markets; neighbourhood planning and design. Year 3 modules: dissertation; East Asia: urban and social contexts; inter-professional studies; heritage and conservation; planning policy and practice. Year 3 option modules: housing policy.

Leeds Beckett University

The Rose Bowl

Leeds Beckett is a fantastic university and one of the largest in the UK. It leads the field in many of its courses, particularly sport, with top facilities and university sports teams. Based between two campuses within Leeds, the union's bars and societies are the main student hubs, interacting perfectly with the city's vibrant nightlife. The uni even has sites in India and south-east Asia.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

24%
70%
6%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
8%
85%
7%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

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 88%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

65%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

47%

Feedback on work has been prompt

35%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
41% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
253 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

8%

Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

17%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject includes degrees in urban studies and housing as well as planning qualifications. Be a little careful when looking at the stats, as most jobs in planning, especially in town planning, go to Masters students in the subject – planning is a very popular Masters degree. So if you want a job in planning, expect to stay on at university after you have finished your first degree. Those who leave after their first degree are more likely to go into surveying. The subject is in demand, though, so despite the downturn in construction, planning graduates are less likely than the average to be out of work.
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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 100%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

100%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

43%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
263 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

20%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

13%

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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