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University of Exeter

Geography (Science)

UCAS Code: F800

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,A,B

Excluding General Studies Any Science subject at Grade B required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:12,M:21

Pass the Access to HE with 12 L3 credits at Distinction grade plus 21 L3 credits at Merit grade. To include 12 L3 credits at Merit grade in a science or equivalent. Please also see our GCSE requirements

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-34

Applicants will be considered with IB 36-34 OR 666 or 665 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have Grade 5 in HL Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD-DDM

A level in a Science subject required at Grade B. Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL requirement, Applied Science, Countryside Management, Environmental Sustainability

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B-A,B,B

Any science subject at Grade B required

Scottish Higher

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


Any science subject at Grade B required

UCAS Tariff

136-160

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

97%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Physical geographical sciences

Our BSc Geography programme offers you the opportunity to tailor your physical geography degree to suit your developing interests. The first year of the programme provides an excellent grounding in both physical and human geography and ensures you develop the core skills required to progress successfully. The second and final years allow for greater flexibility and specialisation with an emphasis on physical geography. You can choose from a diverse set of optional modules which span a breadth of topics including areas in which we have a particular strength such as hydrology, geomorphology and earth surface processes, Quaternary environmental and climatic change, and GIS. You will also have the opportunity to undertake physical geography research methods, participate in a physical geography field trip, and carry out a physical geography dissertation.

Through field work and other forms of experiential learning the programme aims to promote your curiosity about natural, social and cultural environments and to enable you to develop a range of skills specific to the geographer as well as a series of cognitive, generic and transferable skills.

The programme is available as a four-year degree with the third year spent studying at a partner university abroad.

Why study Geography at our Streatham Campus, Exeter?
•Join a large community of Geography students and staff - a thriving and vibrant environment in which to study
•Flexible degree structures and a wide selection of optional modules allow you to tailor your study to suit your developing interests
•Choice of exciting field courses in the UK and abroad
•Excellent facilities managed by experienced and dedicated technical support staff: ?well equipped laboratories including a £3.7million sediment research centre
?GIS laboratories with high spec work stations
?computer rooms
?technical workshop
?cartographic studio
?good provision of technical equipment for field study

•Opportunities to develop the vocational skills highly sought by employers

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
£16,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)

Department:

Geography

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Physical geographical sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate
446

After graduation


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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.

96%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Public services and other 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.

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