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Manchester Metropolitan University

Geography

UCAS Code: 8M33

Master of Geography - MGeog

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

To include minimum grade C at A2 in Geography or Science.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science) with a minimum 112 UCAS tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Geography or Science at Higher Level grade 5.

Accepted in combination with relevant A Level (Geography or Science) at grade C.

Accepted in combination with relevant A Level (Geography or Science) at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

112-120
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Physical geographical sciences

This course is an integrated four-year undergraduate Masters course. It has been designed to enable you to gain a balanced understanding of Human and Physical Geographies and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).The course aims to extend your comprehension of key geographical concepts, provide you with an in-depth understanding of specialised areas of geography and develop the ability to adapt and apply geographical thinking and methodologies to the solution of real-world issues. You will also develop a range of transferable skills that will prepare you for professional employment upon graduation. In addition, you will gain a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of geographical research to prepare you effectively for doctoral studies in the geographical sciences.The choice between the MGeog (Hons) and the BSc (Hons) Geography is made at the end of your second year, if you initially apply for the MGeog degree. Progression to the MGeog programme is possible up until the end of your second year and is subject to your general academic performance at the end of Year 2.Features and benefits of the course- Manchester Metropolitan was ranked as UK's greenest university in the 2017 People and Planet University League.- The School has been awarded Green Hero Status for Excellence in Environmental Education and Practice from the Green Organisation.- Residential fieldwork opportunities in the UK or overseas are available during each year of the degree.- Our degrees explore the nature and causes of variability in natural environments and the social world in which you live. We will help you to develop skills to investigate these interactions to meet future challenges such as global inequalities, climate change, environmental issues and global urbanisation.- Our laboratories and facilities are state-of-the-art and will give you first hand experience of a wide range of manual and instrumental lab skills and techniques.- Through their work on the assessment of climate change, research staff in the School's Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment have contributed to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.- Read our Geography and the Environment student blog: mmu.ac.uk/geogenvblog

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Geography

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Physical geographical sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

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96%
med
Employed or in further education
64%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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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