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University of Dundee

Geography and Planning

UCAS Code: LK74
Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

104-120

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Human & social geography
  • Planning (urban, rural & regional)
Student score
83% MED
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% employed or in further study
94% MED
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£23k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

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

Scottish Highers
B,B,B,B-A,A,B,B

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDM

A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM

International Baccalaureate
30

30 points overall with 5, 5, 5 at Higher level A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 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

50%

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

£9,250

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

Geography at Dundee consistently achieves excellent levels of student satisfaction – in excess of 95% for both human and physical geography. We achieve this through delivering a programme which is personal to each student: we maintain an 'open door' policy to ensure effective staff access, and put face-to-face contact at the heart of the student experience. As a Dundee geographer you will learn how to apply your knowledge in order to analyse and solve a wide range of environmental, social and regional problems. You will be taught by enthusiastic academic staff who are internationally recognised for their research achievements. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), Geography at Dundee was highly rated with over 70% of our research classed as internationally excellent or world-leading.

Modules

University of Dundee

Campus Green

We're an established university with a progressive and dynamic outlook. Never complacent, we constantly strive to build on our achievements: investing in excellent facilities, pushing the boundaries of research and developing new ways of e-learning. Everything you need can be found on campus, although the attractions of the city are only a few minutes away.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

84%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Staff value students' opinions

83%

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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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
67% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
369 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are sales related occupations

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are two options for geography studies: this one is the human and social geography side (there is also an option for physical geography, a more science-based degree). There is a shortage of social science graduates with really good maths skills, and graduates from these disciplines who have them are in demand from modern industry. An ability to combine good data handling skills with good communication and social skills will really help start your career, and that's something a geography degree with a good stats component can really bring to the jobs market. It's also why unemployment rates for the degree are much lower than average, and a lot of geography graduates start their careers in sought-after jobs in the business and finance industry – so if you take this subject, be sure to take your maths and stats modules.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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
31% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
61% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
10% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
386 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £23k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

52%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject includes degrees in urban studies and housing as well as planning qualifications. Be a little careful when looking at the stats, as most jobs in planning, especially in town planning, go to Masters students in the subject – planning is a very popular Masters degree. So if you want a job in planning, expect to stay on at university after you have finished your first degree. Those who leave after their first degree are more likely to go into surveying. The subject is in demand, though, so despite the downturn in construction, planning graduates are less likely than the average to be out of work.
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