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Manchester Metropolitan University

Human Geography

UCAS Code: L722

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

To include minimum grade C at A2 in Geography.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Geography or Humanities at Higher Level grade 5.

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

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

UCAS Tariff

104-112
96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Urban geography

Human Geography will introduce you to contemporary theories and approaches to understanding the relationship between society and space. Drawing on internationally recognised research expertise in economic, social, political and cultural geography, the course will explain and develop your understanding of the key challenges the world is facing in the 21st century. You will receive training in qualitative research, which you will apply in Manchester and overseas. You can opt to follow specialist pathways through to your final year, in environmental sustainability or Geographical Information Studies. In addition, you can opt to undertake vocational experience, or you may study the course over 4 years by including a sandwich placement or a year studying overseas.Features and benefits of the course:- Manchester Metropolitan was ranked as the UK's greenest university in the 2017 People and Planet University League- The four year study abroad route gives you the opportunity to study overseas during your third year in North America or Australia.- Alternatively the four year sandwich route allows you to spend your third year on an employment placement enhancing your career opportunities on graduation.- 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.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Science and the Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Urban geography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Human geography

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
100%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Human geography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Business, research and administrative professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Urban geography

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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