What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Geography at grade C.
28 overall to include 5 in Geography at Higher Level. Maths and English accepted within.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 108-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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 support£9,250
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
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
Choose from a range of human, physical and environmental geography modules â?? our stimulating programme of geographical studies includes theory and practical elements. Develop your understanding of key processes in glacial, desert, river and coastal landscapes using teaching that includes international residential fieldwork, laboratory work, tutorials, information and communications technology and geographic information systems. Learn from expert, accessible, supportive staff who are skilled researchers in their field. Benefit from our unique location, bordered by Dartmoor National Park as well as the Tamar Valley and South Hams Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Devon and Cornwall have glorious beaches, coasts, rivers and estuaries. Study on a course designed with a focus on employability and applied geography. Take advantage of a wide range of work placement and study abroad possibilities in Europe and the USA, as well as a residential field course in each year of the course. Open up a range of career opportunities such as environmental consultancy, conservation and biogeography, earth science and hazard management, expedition work, and catchment management. LABplus is a unique open access laboratory and resource centre designed for students studying science and engineering courses. The lab provides a flexible workspace, computing facilities, specialist software, access to microscopes, microscope cameras and bespoke resources.
Modules include: Introduction to human geography; introduction to physical geography; geographical skills and techniques (including some fieldwork); geomorphology; tutorials; concepts and research methods; techniques of geographical investigation; key skills and fieldwork; landscape geology and biogeography, environmental change and archaeology; glacial environments; fluvial environments; geographical information systems and spatial analysis; urban and rural planning; work-based learning in geography; geography of tourism and recreation; southern Africa; historical geographies of the British isles; inter-disciplinary introduction to European integration; people in the countryside; Latin America.
Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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