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

96

% applicants receiving offers

95%

Subjects
  • Physical geographical sciences
Student score
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18.5k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

CCC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Certificate
MD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

UCAS tariff points (Scotland)
96

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

95%

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

Our BSc(Hons) Geography degree lets you study a wide range of geographical topics and develop a specialism in physical geography. The course will prepare you for a wide range of careers, including coastal management, geological surveying and teaching. This course is delivered by enthusiastic staff who are experts in their field. The department has been consistently highly rated in the National Student Satisfaction Survey. And in 2013, 100 per cent of our students were satisfied with the quality of the course.

Modules

Level 1: 8 core modules in geography to cover basic physical, human and practical geography (including statistics and computing); 4 modules to be chosen from across the University, including 2 further geography modules if desired. Level 2: 3 core modules in practical and field work (including UK based residential field course); methods and approaches in geography; 1 compulsory long essay module; specialised themes in geography to choose from covering range of physical and environmental material. Level 3: Core single or triple module project with free choice otherwise to build own course from geography modules offered including: resource management; hydrology; weathering and glacial geomorphology; remote sensing and geographical information systems. Opportunities for foreign field course in Spain.

Staffordshire University

£30m Science Centre at Stoke

Staffordshire University puts students at the heart of everything it does, boasting impressive learning and social facilities across its campuses. Two brand new student spaces have just opened - one a 24-hour facility where students can relax, study or meet with friends. Our demographic has a diverse mix of students of all ages; in 2012 an entire family graduated here on the same day.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

21%
79%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
75%

Year 1

38%
62%

Year 2

100%

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 93%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

90%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

100%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
38% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
226 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.5k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

15%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

12%

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.
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