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Master of Geography - MGeog years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Physical geographical sciences
Student score
78% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

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

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

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

International Baccalaureate

To include Geography or Science at Higher Level grade 5.

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 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

Not available

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

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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.


Manchester Metropolitan University

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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 82%
Student score 78% LOW
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
26% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
304 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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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