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University of Hull

Geography

UCAS Code: F800

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

Entry requirements


Pass Access to HE Diploma, including 23 credits at Merit

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

UCAS Tariff

120

Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from A levels BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Physical geography

**Explore the dynamic and complex natural and human processes that shape the world, through lectures, research and field trips to places such as Almeria, Tenerife and Iceland.**

Our BSc Geography course focuses on the physical processes that govern the state of the natural environment, while still allowing you to study some human geography. Hull's well placed for exploring geographical diversity – with areas from the North Sea coast to the North York Moors all within reach.

- We prioritise learning outside the classroom with core field trips – think locations such as Almeria and Tenerife

- The cost of all our core field trips during your first and second years is included in your course fees. During your final year, there are further optional field trips to international destinations, such as Iceland

- The range of our modules allows you to tailor your studies to your interests

- We’re ranked third in the UK for research impact (REF 2014). That means you'll be taught by recognised experts who combine their research with lecturing on our courses

- We’ve designed our course so that you have the opportunity to develop career-ready skills such as GIS, statistics, group work and report writing. Our teaching facilities include a geographical information systems (GIS) suite

- 95% of our geography graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA data, June 2017)

- Our geography courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society

Practical work is at the heart of this degree. As well as studying the theory of environmental variability, you'll gain extensive hands-on training in analytical techniques in the laboratory and in the field. Our choice of modules covers everything from hydrology, to sedimentology, to environmental change.

**Official Team GB partners**

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Global Environments
Worlds of Connection and Difference
Exploring Worlds Around Us
Landscapes of the World
Interpreting Environments
Development and Change

Year 2

Core module

Frontiers in Physical Geography

Compulsory module

Field Studies

You'll also choose one compulsory module from

Living in the Anthropocene
Green Planet

Optional modules

Environmental Change
Geohazards
Catchment to Coast
Cities and Globalisation
Cultural and Historical Geography
Sustainable Futures

Year 3

Core module

Dissertation

Optional modules

Conservation in a Changing World
Volcanoes and their Hazards
Advanced Sedimentary Environments
Quaternary: 2 million years of change
Adapting to Climate Change
Rivers and their Management
Cities and Regions
Feeding the City
The Global South
Landscapes in the Making
Green Economy
Geographies of Oppression and Resistance
Renewable and Geo-Energies
Professional Consultancy Project
Teaching Project
Geotechnologies A: Advanced GIS
Advancing Research in Physical Geography

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree.

Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

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
£17,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The University of Hull

Department:

School of Environmental Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
med
Physical geography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physical geographical sciences

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Conservation and environment 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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Physical geography

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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