Which? uses cookies to improve our sites and by continuing you agree to our cookies policy.

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

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Physical geographical sciences
Student score
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
Icon pencil

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

Preferred subject: Geography

Scottish Highers
AABBB

AABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
32

6,5,5 at Higher Level

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 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
Icon docs

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

Outstanding, state-of-the-art facilities for both human and physical geography, and some of the most modern research amenities of any department in the country. The Geography Department is consistently ranked highly and many members of academic staff are acknowledged as international experts in their field. Our tutorial system supports your academic and pastoral needs. Fieldwork is a vital part of geography degrees at Royal Holloway. All students will have the chance to experience and learn about different geographical environments in both the UK and overseas. Choose from a wide range of optional course units, so that you can build the study content that matches your interests.

Modules

Year 2 options: geographical techniques; geographical field training students; environmental systems: processes and sustainability; geomorphology; environmental change; biogeography; political geography; cities (economies and societies); cultural geographies; perspectives on development. Year 3 options: independent dissertation; defending coastal and wetland environments; savannahs; landscapes and environmental change; conservation biogeography; rivers and landscape; arid Africa; Holocene rivers and society; china (climate change, tectonics and people); people and the ice age; humans and climate change; mammals in a changing world; regeneration and urban policy; modernity and the city; geographies of commodities; exploration, science and the making of geography; geopolitics on film; geographies of home; south Africa: region in transition; gender and development in Latin America; geographies of mobility; cultures of time and space; fair trade and ethical consumption.

Royal Holloway, University of London

Founders building

Royal Holloway has one of the most beautiful campus settings in the UK - including the historic Founder's building at the centre of student life and modern academic and social facilities all within easy reach of London. Beyond the buildings there are acres of woodland and open spaces. Over 2,600 Royal Holloway students participate in 100 clubs and societies offered by the students' union.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
83%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
50%

Year 1

38%
62%

Year 2

38%
62%

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

Icon bubble

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 94%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

87%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

98%

?

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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
60% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
366 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
Icon ribbon

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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

4%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

4%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

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. In the world of work, graduates often go into environment and heritage work, but also to general jobs in areas like marketing, business analysis and management, as these are well-rounded degrees that help graduates get a range of useful skills.
Carousel arrow left Carousel arrow right
Get all the advice
Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up
Follow us