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BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120-136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Physical geographical sciences
  • Others in European languages, literature & related subjects
Student score
90% HIGH
Not Available
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£16.6k LOW
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-AAB

Geography or a related subject (for example Sociology, World Development, Geology, Environmental Science or an additional Science subject)

Scottish Highers
ABBBC

Geography (or a related subject) grade B

BTEC Diploma
DDD

A-Level Geography grade B is also required

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

A-Level Geography grade B is also required

International Baccalaureate
34

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

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

£9,000

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
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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

The BSc Geography with European Studies degree scheme allows students taking a Single Honours Geography scheme to study in a European University for one year (between Levels Two and Three) under the Socrates-Erasmus student mobility programme sponsored by the European Union. You will be expected to take modules in the language of your exchange institution at Levels One and Two. 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 have 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, student experience and research. We offer a lively, friendly and thriving environment in which to pursue a Geography degree. We offer numerous activities for work experience and internships and a dedicated programme of activities designed to enhance your employability.

Modules

Year 1: Basic principles and techniques of geographical study; physical geography: earth systems; earth surface processes; human geography: people, place and nation; new world order; global environmental change and the human impact on the natural environment; sustainability in the developing world and in rich countries; geographical data collection and analysis; physical and human geography projects. Year 2: Theory and practice of geography; geographical analysis and research methods; options: physical geography: ice age legacy; fluvial geomorphology; vegetation patterns; dangerous Earth; human geography: evolution of Third World cities; regional economic planning and policy; geographies of exclusion; landscapes of modernity; urban services; geomatics: Earth observation; cartography; geographical information systems; environmental modelling; overseas field course. Year 3: Year in Europe. Year 4: Frontiers of geography; dissertation; options: reconstructing quaternary environments; humid tropical environments; past global changes; contemporary rural Britain; geography of ethnic relations; geographies of national identity; new industrial spaces; colonial and postcolonial geographies; applied environmental modelling.

Swansea University

Singleton Campus

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

23%
77%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

13%
87%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
70%
23%
7%

Year 1

29%
62%
9%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

21%
71%
8%

Year 4

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 99%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
322 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £16.6k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

16%

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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