What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
To include minimum grade C at A2 in Geography, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Maths or Physics.
Accepted in combination with relevant A Level (Geography, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Maths or Physics.) at grade C.
To include Geography or Science at Higher Level grade 5.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers91%
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.
Tuition fee & financial supportNot 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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Physical Geography focuses on the understanding, assessment and modelling of physical interactions and processes that govern the environment and landscape. You will examine modern environmental phenomena, the long-term evolution of the landscape and the impact humans have had on it, particularly in terms of past and future climate change. You will also gain an understanding of the dynamic nature of the Earth through historical and process-based approaches. Fieldwork is an important part of this degree and you will be able to take full advantage of day-long and residential national and overseas field trips. You can also take advantage of Manchester’s enviable location within only two hours travel from five National Parks. 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.
MMU is a thriving and diverse community of students from all professions ranging from artists and teachers to business leaders and scientists. Whatever course you choose you'll have access to great industry links and opportunities in one of the UK's most popular student cities. We're two thirds of the way through a £350 million building programme including a new students' union planned for 2014.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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