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Manchester Metropolitan University

Physical Geography with Study Abroad

UCAS Code: F847

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

To include grade C in Geography

Pass Access to HE Diploma in Science with a minimum score of 106 UCAS Tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include HL 5 in Geography

Accepted in combination with relevant A level at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

104-112
75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Physical geography

Physical Geography offers the chance to understand, investigate and model the physical interactions and processes that influence our environment and landscape. Study Physical Geography at Manchester Met and you’ll examine modern environmental phenomena and the long-term evolution of the landscape. You’ll explore Earth’s dynamic nature – not just looking at how it changes, but also how much it has changed over history – and you’ll investigate human impact, particularly in terms of past and future climate change.

While you can learn a lot on campus, there’s no substitute for seeing the physical landscape for yourself. So we build regular chances for fieldwork into the programme, from day-long trips around the North West, to residential trips across the UK and overseas. Being in Manchester also means you’ll have plenty to explore on the doorstep, with five national parks within a couple of hours’ drive. And you can even spend a year developing your professional skills working on a placement, or broadening your horizons by studying abroad with the four-year route.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**
- The four-year study abroad route gives you the opportunity to study overseas during your third year in North America, Australia or Europe.

- Alternatively, the four-year sandwich route allows you to spend your third year on an employment placement, enhancing your career opportunities on graduation.

- Our practical facilities include a dedicated instrumentation laboratory with an inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometer and ion chromatograph (IC) for environmental measurements, a GIS laboratory, and a field store with the equipment for sampling and assessing a wide range of environments.

- The Department 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 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.

- Read our Geography and the Environment student blogs: mmu.ac.uk/geogenvblog

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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