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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-136

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Human & social geography
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£23k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-AAB

Though A-level Geography is preferred, it is not required. We usually ask for a grade B in Geography or another appropriate subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB-BB

Though Geography is preferred, it is not required. We usually ask for a grade B in Geography or another appropriate subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-136 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

93%

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

£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
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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

Are you interested in cultures, economies and societies, and their interaction with the natural environment? The flexibility of our Geography BA programme allows you to focus on exciting aspects of human geography, including globalisation and international development; geopolitics; social justice; cities past, present and future; economy and society; and culture and identity, while also keeping the option to explore elements of physical geography such as the science and politics of climate change. We will train you in innovative social science research methods, from visual analysis to interviewing and geographical information systems (GIS). Youâ??ll learn in lectures, seminars and the field while exciting field trip destinations include the UK as well as India, Ireland and the USA.* *Compulsory fieldwork in the School of Geography is undertaken at no extra cost. Optional overseas fieldwork will incur extra costs. Destinations can vary year-on-year and are subject to availability.

Modules

Year 1: Core units: Human geography; research methods in social science; introduction to geographical ideas and practics; options include: geography of modern Britain; planet Earth (global systems); geomaterials; processes and landforms; people and the environment; global environmental issues. Year 2: Core units: Research skills and project management; options include: geography of population; society, city and economy; development geography; society, culture and space; landscapes of power; urban futures; geographies of health; geographical information systems; environmental change; hazards; coastal processes and management. Year 3: Core units: Independent geographical study; options include: readings in geography; population geography II; politics of development; urbanism; culture and modernity; gender and development; health and society; geographies of home; the geography of technology; regional economics and policy; geographies of labour; environmental management; water and catchment management; environmental pollution; cold environments.

Queen Mary University of London

Queen's building, Mile End campus

With around 21,187 students and 4,000 staff, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in Mile End, we offer one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in London. 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

16%
84%

Year 2

22%
78%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
32%
66%
2%

Year 1

38%
59%
3%

Year 2

32%
63%
5%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

72%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

71%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

42%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
357 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £23k HIGH
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are two options for geography studies: this one is the human and social geography side (there is also an option for physical geography, a more science-based degree). There is a shortage of social science graduates with really good maths skills, and graduates from these disciplines who have them are in demand from modern industry. An ability to combine good data handling skills with good communication and social skills will really help start your career, and that's something a geography degree with a good stats component can really bring to the jobs market. It's also why unemployment rates for the degree are much lower than average, and a lot of geography graduates start their careers in sought-after jobs in the business and finance industry – so if you take this subject, be sure to take your maths and stats modules.
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