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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Physical geographical sciences
Student score
89% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AAB including Geography

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

AB including Geography, plus Highers at majority B grades

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level Geography at grade B

International Baccalaureate

35 points with 6 6 5 at HL including HL Geography

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


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


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

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Course description

What makes Geography at Loughborough distinctive is our world-renowned expertise in four areas of geography, each of which is directly reflected in the structure and content of our courses. Physical geographers at Loughborough are renowned internationally for pioneering new ways of thinking and working in hydrological and ecosystem science, and polar and alpine research. In human geography, our staff have led intellectual agendas in children, youth and families’ research and developed distinctive contributions to knowledge on migration, identity and the state. When it comes to designing your degree, undergraduates benefit directly from staff research expertise through the modular choices available. Our BA and BSc programmes provide a broad foundation in Year 1 and allow you to increasingly specialise in human geography (BA) or physical geography (BSc), or maintain a balance of both, in subsequent years. Both courses provide a sound understanding of how social and physical processes affect our rapidly changing planet, before allowing you to specialise in human geography (BA) or physical geography (BSc). It is still possible to maintain a balance of human and physical geography, and both the BA and BSc allow you to do this. We specialise in four areas of geography, each of which is directly reflected in the structure and content of our courses. In human geography we focus on globalization and geographies of social and political differences across the Global North and South. In physical geography the emphasis is on geomorphological processes and on environmental systems and their management. Undergraduates benefit directly from staff research expertise through the modular choices available. Through our single BSc degree programme students may choose to specialise in human or physical geography if they wish, or continue to maintain a balance of both in years two and three.


Year 1: Areas studied include cartography and digital mapping, quantitative methods, academic and professional study skills, human geography and physical geography with all students attending a residential fieldcourse. Year 2: Areas studied include research design, and a choice of human geography, physical geography and fieldcourse modules. Final year: Areas studied include a range of human geography, physical geography and fieldcourse modules. Students also conduct a dissertation.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 89% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
362 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


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, and not just in geography, but in environmental sciences, conservation and in courses where we don't have enough graduates like planning and surveying. And in the world of work, graduates often go into environment, surveying and heritage work - and teaching. These are well-rounded degrees that help graduates get a range of useful skills and so careers such as marketing, business analysis, sports and management are also popular and it's often easy to convert or retrain once you have a geography degree.
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