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Sheffield Hallam University

Geography

UCAS Code: F810

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access course in a relevant subject from an Open College Network accredited course with 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

UCAS Tariff

80

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course. Must include Geography or Environmental Science.

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Geography

•Develop your practical skills through fieldwork in the outdoors.
•Gain knowledge in all key areas of geography or specialise in your areas of interest.
•Apply your knowledge to real-world problems and issues using geographical ideas, skills and techniques.

Develop an advanced understanding of human, physical and environmental geography on a practically focused course. You will combine both the academic and vocational aspects of geography, preparing you for a career in the environment.
Learning from first-hand experience is a key part of our approach to study on this course. You will be encouraged to use skills taught in the classroom on real-life projects.

You learn through:
•fieldwork
•work placements
•laboratory classes
•IT sessions
•lectures and seminars
•tutorials and workshops
•field trips

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Recently our students have gained placements at local authorities, wildlife trusts, the Environment Agency, Transport for London, Global Vision International and Peak District National Park Authority.

You could choose a placement abroad; our students have recently gone to Tampere in Finland and Sognaogfjordane in Norway to study. We also have links in countries including France, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Spain. We also have similar links with international universities outside Europe, including the University of Queensland in Australia and Ryerson University in Canada.

Many of our European partner institutions teach in English, but to support your international placement, or future international aspirations, you can study a foreign language.

Field trips

As well as our onsite facilities, we also use the outside world as a resource for our teaching, including urban and rural areas in the UK, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Tenerife and Iceland. Fieldwork is important for putting your learning into context and these are some of the richest learning experiences on the course.

Networking opportunities

We have an active student Geography Society that organises social and academic events including a programme of invited speakers.

3. Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in
•GIS planning
•Transport
•Housing
•Logistics
•IT
•Surveying
•Teaching
•the travel industry
•the media
•research
•water management
•waste and recycling governmental and non-governmental agencies

Modules

**Year one core modules** • introduction to physical geography • introduction to environmental science • approaches to human geography • introduction to fieldwork (residential field course in UK) • sustainability and development • explorations in urban geography
**Year one options** A foreign language may be taken instead of sustainability and development.

**Year two core modules** • real world research • fluvial geomorphology and hydrology • international residential field course • geographies of everyday life
**Year two options** Choose two from • glaciers and glaciation • GIS • energy, waste and resources • conservation ecology • strategic planning • environmental education and communication • critical approaches to space • development geography, power and imperialism • spaces of production and consumption • foreign language

**Year three** • optional work placement, year of study abroad or a mix of both

**Final year core modules** • dissertation • natural hazards
**Final year options** choose three from • advanced international research • quaternary environmental change • advanced geographical information systems • conservation and habitat management • atmospheric and water quality • environmental impact assessment • contaminated land and remediation • people in the natural environment • globalisation, democracy and change • development in Latin America • place, culture and design • transport geography • foreign language

Additional fees may apply for any residential field visits on your course. There will normally be a UK residential field visit in the first year – this trip is included in your fees. In the second year, you will normally be offered an international residential field visit. The department contributes £200 to the cost of the trip and you will be asked to pay the remaining amount. In your final year, you may have the option of another international field course, but if you select this option you would pay the full field course fee.

Assessment methods

• Overseas and Local fieldwork
• Individual and Group project work
• Written reports
• Essays
• Presentations
• Seen and unseen examinations

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


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Geographical and environmental studies

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£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Customer service occupations
6%
Teaching and educational professionals
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