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Staffordshire University

Geography (with Mountain Leadership)

UCAS Code: F8X3

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points

Access Pass Access with 15 credits at Pass Some courses require credits in specific subject areas.

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points

HNC (BTEC)

P

May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.

HND (BTEC)

P

May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4. A transcript will be required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualification

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required.

UCAS Tariff

112

We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts on 01782 294400 or email us at enquiries@staffs.ac.uk for further advise

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Geography

Geography is a dynamic and exciting subject, focusing on global issues such as climate change, social justice, poverty, water distribution, energy, biodiversity, pollution as well as the regional and local impacts of these drivers on us, our society and our culture.
Our Geography with Mountain Leadership degree is unique. We give you the opportunity to study for a full BSc in Geography whilst combining this with supported learning in outdoor skills. If you enjoy camping, walking and outdoor activities of any type (such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DoE)) this course could really play to your strengths. Through an innovative programme of lectures and peer learning we train you to navigate over tough terrain, to lead others safely in the outdoors, to learn expedition planning, mapping, first aid and risk assessment. All this alongside developing your academic interest in the wider subject of Geography.
If you’re interested in establishing a career in outdoor education, teaching, consultancy, recreation management, outdoor pursuits, landscape assessment and management, or expedition leadership - this course could be for you. As well as gaining a full Honours degree in Geography, you’ll have the opportunity to train and qualify as a Mountain Training Association (MTA) accredited summer mountain leader. The accredited residential training and assessment is included in your tuition fees and provided by a MTA accredited mountain centre in North Wales.
Why study Geography with Mountain Leadership at Staffordshire University?
• We have highly satisfied students – achieving 100% (2016) and 95% (2017) in the National Student Survey
• You have the opportunity to gain an externally accredited qualification in Summer Mountain Leadership which is much in demand by employers.
• You are taught by accessible, enthusiastic and friendly experts: we are all Fellows or Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, 3 of us are Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 is a Chartered GIS specialist and we have a National Teaching Fellow. We are nationally-recognised for our teaching excellence and our staff are engaged in a range of exciting and relevant research in the UK and overseas.
• Our classes are small, meaning we get to know all our students quickly. We can tailor our support to your individual learning needs.
• We have fantastic facilities including: industry standard Environment laboratories, GIS laboratories and computing facilities, a 24-hour library, our own Nature Reserve on campus too.
• We are passionate about fieldwork – all of our core fieldwork is included in your fees. This includes a 3-day UK residential in your 1st year, a 5-day UK residential in your 2nd year as well as a 6-day trip to Barcelona in your final year. These main fieldwork events are supplemented by a range of day trips to support learning in both human and physical geography.
• Our city-edge campus in Stoke-on-Trent is modern and attractive and borders its own nature reserve on the River Trent. We’re right next to the main railway station meaning a 2-minute walk for train commuters, whilst the beautiful Grade 1 listed Hanley Park is around the corner from our main site.
• We are highly accessible, being situated in the middle of the UK, whilst bordering some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. The Peak District National Park is only 25 minutes from site, whilst the mountains of North Wales and the Lake District are only 2 hours away enabling you to access the mountain landscapes needed to complete your ML training.

Modules

Year 1 (Core)* People and Places: An Introduction to Human Geography * The Dynamic Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geography *Geographical Skills and Tutorials* Geology and Landscapes * Outdoor Skills
Year 2 (Core) *Urban Worlds * This Changing Earth * Advanced Practical and Fieldwork Skills for Geographers * Mountain Leadership Award (Training) * Project Preparation and Planning *UK Field Course
Year 3 (Core) * Advanced Geography and Environment Fieldwork (Spain) *Independent Research Project OR Workplace Project *Mountain Leader Award (Assessment) plus 3 OPTIONS chosen from a list which may include: *Advanced GIS *The Geomorphology of Cold Environments *Ice Age Britain *People, Technology and Place *Refugees and Immigrants *Global Sociology *Research Assistantship

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Creative Arts and Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Geographical and environmental studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
D

After graduation


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Geographical and environmental studies

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£18,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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