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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Physical geographical sciences
Student score
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£17.7k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

BBB at A levels or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

UCAS tariff points

Use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

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


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


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

Ranked 3rd of new universities in the 2017 Guardian University Guide for geography and environmental studies. You'll look at the world's most pressing issues: globalisation, sustainability and climate change. Available as a BA or BSc, our degree allows you to focus your interests in human or physical geography, or to balance the two. Fieldwork is at the core of the course, with field training from North Wales to Europe, Morocco and along the Southern Cape Coast of South Africa.


Complete this degree as a BA or BSc, focusing on human or physical geography, or both. Your choice will be decided by your chosen overseas fieldwork destination, at the end of your second year. The degree is coursework-led, with varied assessment types allowing you to demonstrate your strengths. We place an emphasis on teaching diversity throughout your degree, running small group seminars, one-to-one tutorials, lab sessions, computer practicals and field trips, alongside lectures.

University of Gloucestershire


After nearly 200 years of teaching, the University of Gloucestershire offers cutting edge facilities in the beautiful, historic locations of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With innovative courses in sports, business, education, humanities, arts and the sciences, we are constantly developing new methods of teaching and learning with a focus on sustainability and employability.

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 100%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
294 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £17.7k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are administrative occupations: records


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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