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University of Cumbria

Geography

UCAS Code: F810

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,D-B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

Must be science based and need to pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

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

DMM-DDM

Scottish Higher

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

UCAS Tariff

104-120

including A'level Geography or Environmental Science at grade C

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Physical geography

Human geography

Learn to solve global and local challenges of the 21st century on a course where the Lake District National Park is your immediate outdoor laboratory.

From geomorphological landscapes to the interaction between the physical and human environment to climate change, ecosystems and the rural economy and society, we have created a course for you that has a strong theoretical and broad geographical core.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

You won’t just talk about geography; you’ll get on with it.

You’ll get to do field work every week, not just at the end of term - in the stunning landscape of a World Heritage Site - because practical study is integral to this course.

Our broad spectrum of modules means that alongside physical and environmental geography, you’ll gain a deep knowledge of human geography - looking at people’s interaction with the environment, their communities and the complex issues facing society today and in the future.

- Unrivalled Ambleside location - we’re the only university in the UK with a campus in a National Park and a World Heritage Site

- Taught by experienced tutors who conduct national research

- Small class sizes mean you get the best tutor support when you need it

- Access to up-to-date technology used in the modern workplace, including advanced Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing

- Broad range of physical and human geography modules to choose from to suit your interests

- Learn to solve large global challenges down to issues such as small scale flood management, boosting your problem-solving skills

- We ensure your teaching is current and up-to-date, addressing topical and contemporary issues faced by society

- You’ll develop technical, analytical and interpretative skills through your studies to boost your employability

- Opportunity for a work placement in your final year

So, for a Geography degree that brings together human, physical and environmental geography together to give you a breadth of academic knowledge and plenty of hands-on field work, this is it.

Modules

proposed; Level 4 Earth, Wind & Fire Atmosphere & Geosphere Tools & Techniques for Studying the Environment Writing & Analysis in Geography Resources and Society Environmental Change Level 5: Complusory (80 credits Reconstructing Past Environments Geographic Information Systems Environmental Policy Methods in Geography (10) Statistics for Environmental Geographers (10) Options (40 credits) - TWO FROM Upland Ecosystems Evolution & Biogeography Evolution of Physical Landscapes Rural Resources Hydrology & Catchments Level 6 Compulsory (80 credits) Dissertation (40) Contemporary Issues in Geography Ecosystem Services Options (40 credits FROM) Upland resource management Conservation in Aquatic Ecosystems Snow & Ice Integrated Catchment Management GIS (10) Remote Sensing (10) Nature Cons & Rewilding Conservation & Society

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ambleside

Department:

Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies

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.

75%
low
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

78%
Library resources
87%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Geographical and environmental studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£16,320
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Sports and fitness occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
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.

Geographical and environmental studies

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.

£16,320
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Sports and fitness occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Human 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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£17k

£17k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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