What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
To include Geography or a related subject (eg. Sociology or World Development, Geology or Environmental Science; or an additional Science subject)
To include Grade B in Geography (or related subject)
Plus A-Level Grade B in Geography or a related subject
To include 5 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 offers100%
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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
The BSc Physical Earth Science degree scheme combines physical geography with physical aspects of geology, and will suit you if you have an interest in physical aspects of the Earth. Students take modules in physical geography and geology in Year One. In Years Two and Three, students study compulsory modules (research methods, approaches to geography, field course, dissertation) that focus on physical geography. They undertake additional geological fieldwork and a module investigating the geological record of environmental change. In Year Three, students undertake a dissertation and a research frontiers essay or work placement with a geological theme. Optional modules in Years Two and Three are chosen from those covering physical geography. 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 numerous activities for work experience and internships and a dedicated programme of activities designed to enhance your employability.
Year 1: compulsory modules in physical geography and geology. Year 2: 4 compulsory modules plus 3-6 options from a list of 15. Year 3: 2 compulsory modules including a research project plus 4 options from a list of 13.
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.
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