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University of Hertfordshire

Human Geography

UCAS Code: L700

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

Entry requirements


Minimum of 2 A levels.

96 points with a minimum of 2 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

UCAS Tariff

96

GCSE Maths and English Language at 4/C or above, A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required for those for whom English is not their first language

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2019

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Geography

Space and place has become locally, regionally, nationally and supra-nationally contested throughout the world. Resources like water are dwindling. Populations are increasing and moving. All of this paves the way for an exciting time to study Human Geography.We specialise in better understanding how new sustainable and resilient urban spaces are created, making good use of the worlds first Garden City and the countrys first New Town on our doorstep. We are fascinated by issues of governance, exclusion, vulnerability and resistance among diverse communities, both in the UK and abroad with researchers working on these topics in Canada and India. Our staff focus on future mobilities in a part of the country where commuting issues and congestion are extremely topical. There is also a focus on migration pathways and gateway towns with staff expertise in the Polish diaspora. We have dedicated GIS suites that help us to map and analyse these phenomena. Fieldwork is a key aspect of the study and we are ideally placed to look at development, economic regeneration and community transition in North London and its satellite towns, plus issues around the Green Belt. You can study the course over 4 years by including an industrial placement or a year studying at one of our many overseas partners. Our programme provides a sound, all-round training, with flexibility to subsequently focus on those topics which interest you most. Following a common first year of interdisciplinary modules that tackle broad issues, you can tailor your Human Geography degree with a range of more specialist modules in the second and final years. This means you can choose to study the topics that interest you the most and graduate with the knowledge to secure your desired career. In addition, you can opt to study the course over 4 years by including a sandwich placement or a year studying at one of our many overseas partners.Our teaching team are dedicated and personable, and we treasure our informal, family reputation and sense of community. Our staff know our students, and our regular small-group tutorials in first and second years set us apart from many larger departments.**Why choose Hertfordshire?**- Our Geography programmes were among the first to be accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Our teaching and learning is aligned with professional development, and committed to your future using geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches- We've achieved the top Gold ranking in the Governments Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018- High student satisfaction, excellent staff-to-student ratios and a strong student community- Beautiful, leafy campus and excellent facilities, less than 30 minutes from London- Inspiring first and second-year field courses in the UK and Swiss Alps free of charge, and further field courses to a range of exciting overseas destinations- Staff expertise in future mobilities, minority rights and representation, development and irrigation, sustainable energy and housing, outdoor education and access, water policy and happiness- Opportunities to use specialist equipment including geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, digital mapping software, unmanned aerial vehicles, and to develop vocational skills highly sought-after by employers- Successful graduates have completed Masters degrees in education, planning, environmental management, international relations, migration studies, transport and ticketing, tourism and development- Cutting-edge 50 million Science Building and outstanding learning resources, computing and online library facilities- Work with local communities, trusts, charities and schools on issues such as outdoor education, development, planning and transition towns- Our staff are involved in the governance of the Universitys own bus company, and the introduction of future mobilitiesFollow us on Twitter @GESHerts

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
£11,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Hertfordshire

Department:

Geography and Environmental 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?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
45%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Conservation and environment professionals
9%
Customer service occupations
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