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Manchester Metropolitan University

Physical Geography (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: F842

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

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D-C,D,D

Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum 74 UCAS tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

72-80

A minimum of 72 UCAS Tariff points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Subject

Physical geography

We’re fascinated by our world: how and why our natural and built environments vary, and how they coexist with our social world. Study with us and you can explore it all, developing the skills to probe the world around us, investigate human impact in relation to climate change and understand how global urbanisation affects the human experience.

The Foundation Year provides a route onto a Geography degree if you don't have the qualifications or have not studied advanced level subjects sufficiently related to your course of choice.

After successful completion of the Geography Foundation Year, you can progress on to one of the relevant BSc (Hons) degrees:

- BSc (Hons) Geography

- BSc (Hons) Human Geography

- BSc (Hons) Physical Geography

Whichever route you take, you’ll have the skills and understanding you need to undertake further study or get started in your career.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**
- Provides a route onto your chosen degree course if you don't meet the current entry requirements.

- Foundation Years are designed to make undergraduate degrees more accessible to those who are under-represented in higher education, for example, those with non-traditional qualifications.

- Has content that is tailored so that it is appropriate to your chosen degree.

- Helps you to develop the study skills and academic knowledge you will need to start Year 1 of your course with confidence.

- You will be eligible to apply for student finance in the same way as other undergraduates.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Department of Natural Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Physical geographical sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
28%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Physical geographical sciences

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
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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