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University of Derby

Geography

UCAS Code: F800

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

At least a grade C at A level in Science or Social Science (or equivalent qualification)

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:24,P:6

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including at least a grade C in either Science or Social Science A Level (or equivalent qualification). We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Geography

**Stimulate your curiosity about the Earth and the human societies that inhabit it. With first-class teaching, exciting fieldtrips and excellent facilities, our BSc (Hons) Geography course will help you map out an inspiring career.**

**KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:**

- **STUDENT SATISFACTION:** 90% of our BSc (Hons) Geography students are satisfied with the overall quality of their course (National Student Survey 2019).

- **RANKINGS:** Geography at Derby is joint fifth in the UK for careers after six months of graduating (Guardian University Guide 2020).

- **ACCREDITATIONS:** Our course is one of only a few Geography degrees in the country to hold two accreditations. The Institution of Environmental Sciences and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) have approved our course, reflecting its high quality and solid academic foundations.

- **FIELDTRIPS:** We're located near the Peak District National Park, providing a rich resource for you to study and map landscapes and surface features - our students have also travelled to Crete and Morocco to gain a global perspective of geography. You'll also have the opportunity to study abroad in the USA or Canada; an experience that will help you to stand out in the graduate job market.

- **INCLUDED IN YOUR FEES:** All-day trips and residential fieldtrips in prescribed and core modules, including two international trips, previous destinations have included Crete and Morocco. We also provide various equipment to support your fieldwork.

- **TAILORED TO YOU:** Our extensive range of optional modules allows you to tailor your course to meet your career ambitions - you can choose to specialise in either the human, physical, environmental, or a mixture of them all.

- **FACILITIES:** We have invested in up-to-date learning facilities to help you build the practical skills which are highly valued in the profession. They include a spatial data laboratory – which houses an exceptional collection of maps, drone technology to view landscape data, a geotechnical, sedimentology and specialist computing laboratories.

- **EXPERT TEACHING:** Our geography lecturers include active researchers, authors and consultants undertaking important projects worldwide. It means you’ll be kept in touch with the very latest theories and what’s new and next in the world of geography.

**WHAT YOU'LL COVER:**

- Your first year will introduce you to themes such as human geography, global environmental issues, mapping and physical geography. Optional modules in your second year will allow you to explore topics from sustainable energy resources through to cultural landscapes, while options in stage three give you the opportunity to take your knowledge of GIS to an advanced level or investigate the security of food across the world.

**HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:**

- We use a diverse range of assessment methods, including essays, reports, field and laboratory notebooks, portfolios, posters, infographics oral presentations, vivas, and written exams (seen and unseen). You may be assessed individually or as part of a group.

**YOUR CAREER:**

- Our graduates are now enjoying success in diverse roles such as agronomy, environmental consulting, data analysis, rail planning, water quality analysis, teaching, GIS, transport officers, and conservation. The knowledge and skills you gain at Derby University are also sought after by employers in commerce, public services, research and industry.

**STUDY OPTIONS:**

- This course is available with a Foundation Year option.

- This course is available with an Industrial Placement Year.

- You can combine another subject with this course to study a Joint Honours degree.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Natural Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Geographical and environmental studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
50%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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