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University of Bristol

Geography with Study Abroad

UCAS Code: 09F4

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,A,A

Standard offer: AAA in any subjects, or AAB in three specified subjects. Contextual offer: ABB in any subjects, or BBB in three specified subjects. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Pass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Humanities or Social Sciences) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Geography or a specified subject (see below).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D3,D3,M2

Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-32

Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, or 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level including three specified subjects. Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, or 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level including three specified subjects. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

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

DDD

DDD.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B-A,A

Advanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB or Advanced Higher: AB in two specified subjects.and Standard Higher: AAABB

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,A,A,A,B


Advanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB or Advanced Higher: AB in two specified subjects and Standard Higher: AAABB

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

UCAS Tariff

104-159

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2020

Subject

Physical geography

This four-year course has the same basic structure as BSc Geography, but you will spend your third year studying geography and other subjects at an English-speaking university abroad.

In year one you receive an overview of human and physical geography, and develop a range of geographical and scientific skills. The remaining years are organised around specialist units from human and/or physical geography.

Physical geography units cover three broad areas: glaciology, hydrology and environmental change. Human geography units provide in-depth study of cultural, economic and social geography, emphasising the importance of theory and methods for analysing contemporary geographical problems and policies. Topics range from economic development and global politics to inequalities of health and contemporary social theory.

You will also develop skills in the use of specialised computer software, statistics and data collection in the field. Field trips and practical work are key components of the course. There are UK residential trips in year one, and in year two there is an overseas field trip.

Your third-year studies abroad will be arranged on an individual basis. We currently have exchange agreements with universities in the US, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Visit Global Opportunities to find out more about where you can study abroad.

The skills that you acquire throughout your studies will be applied in a self-directed dissertation project in your final year.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£10,750
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£24,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

Department:

School of Geographical Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Physical geography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical geographical sciences

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical geographical sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
12%
Business, research and administrative professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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, and not just in geography, but in environmental sciences, conservation and in courses where we don't have enough graduates like planning and surveying. And in the world of work, graduates often go into environment, surveying and heritage work - and teaching. These are well-rounded degrees that help graduates get a range of useful skills and so careers such as marketing, business analysis, sports and management are also popular and it's often easy to convert or retrain once you have a geography degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Physical geography

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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