What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Geography or a related subject (for example Sociology, World Development, Geology, Environmental Science or an additional Science subject)
Geography (or a related subject) grade B
6 in Higher Level Geography
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.
% applicants receiving offers98%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,000
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
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
Most of our students take Single Honours BA or BSc Geography degrees. These allow you to choose what aspects of Geography you want to focus on as you move through the 3 years of study. All students study a set course of physical and human geography modules at Level One. BA and BSc Geography students choose from the same set of optional modules at Levels Two and Three. Normally, students with more of an interest in Physical Geography and with Science subjects at A level (such as Biology or Computing) choose the BSc scheme, while students with more of an interest in Human Geography and with Arts subjects at A level (such as English, History or languages) choose the BA scheme, but the choice is yours. Other factors that might influence your choice of degree scheme include your eventual career path and your personal preference. Once you start at Swansea you can change between these two schemes up until the end of Level 2. Fieldwork is an important part of our teaching on the BSc Geography course, including an overseas field course in Level Two as well as fieldwork closer to home at all levels. Swansea has been successfully training Geography graduates since the 1930s. We are one of the most well established Geography departments in the UK and, with over 30 academic staff, we are amongst the largest. Our well established reputation is noted by our excellent ratings for teaching, the student experience and world-class research. We offer a lively, friendly and rewarding environment in which to pursue a Geography degree. We offer numerous activities for work experience and a dedicated programme of activities designed to enhance your employability.
Year 1: Earth in action; Earthâ??s changing face; global environmental change; people, place and nation; global shifts; sustainability in a fragile world; geographical skills; geographical methods: field-based project; geographical writing skills and personal planning. Optional modules: an introduction to world development; moving worlds; amgylchedd Cymru. Year 2: geographical fieldwork skills: Austria or Mallorca or Vancouver or New York; either environmental research methods or social research methods and data analysis; either approaches to physical geography or approaches to human geography. Optional modules: environmental change; land surface processes and patterns; fluvial geomorphology and hydrology; dangerous earth; social and cultural geography; evolution of the third world city; regional economic development and policy; social development processes and applications; boundaries and connections in social geography; introduction to geographical information systems; the earth from space; geological record of environmental change; applied hydrogeology. Year 3: dissertation. Optional modules: humid tropic environments and landscapes; reconstructing quaternary environments; climate of the last 1000 years; glaciology; plate tectonics and global geophysics; environmental modelling; geographies of forced migration and asylum; geographies of national identity; new industrial spaces; city visions; global cities; contemporary rural Britain; geographical frontiers; geographical work placement.
Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.
How you'll spend your time
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How you'll be assessed
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2:1 or above
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