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University of Hull

Geography (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: L702

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Pass Access to HE Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Human geography

**Discover the social, economic and political forces that shape the world through lectures, research and field trips to places such as Morocco, Malawi and Hong Kong.**

You want to learn how to tackle the big issues. BA Geography at Hull introduces you to ways of understanding the dynamic and complex social, economic and political processes that make the world work. You'll develop a full toolkit of theoretical and practical skills – enabling you to look at places, individuals and communities with an expert eye.

- We prioritise learning outside the classroom with core field trips – think locations such as Barcelona, Berlin and Morocco

- The costs 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 Hong Kong and Malawi, or within the UK

- The University of Hull is in close proximity to interesting and important urban, rural and maritime environments, allowing you to explore a huge variety of human geography perspectives in the local area

- Develop career-ready skills such as GIS, qualitative methods, group work and report writing

- This degree is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society

- 95% overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS)

- Ranked third in the UK for research impact (REF 2014) in this subject area. So you'll be learning from internationally recognised experts who combine their research with teaching on our courses

Flexibility is key. Tailor the course to your passions and choose combinations of human and physical geography modules. You'll have access to a geographical information systems (GIS) suite, the recently refurbished Brynmor Jones Library, and the University's art and archival collections.

The foundation year is ideal to boost your skills and knowledge if you don't quite meet our academic entry requirements.

**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

Foundation Year

Core modules

Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
Foundation in Human Geography
Foundation Physical Geography

Compulsory modules
Foundation in Data Analysis
Dynamic Environments: Challenge Project

Optional modules

Foundation Maths Skills
Foundation Maths 1
Foundation Mathematics A

Year 1

Compulsory modules

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

Year 2

Core module

Frontiers in Human Geography

Compulsory module

Field Studies

You'll also choose one compulsory module from

Living in the Anthropocene
Green Planet

Optional modules

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

Year 3

Core module

Dissertation

Optional modules

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

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
£14,500
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.

83%
med
Human 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.

Human geography

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

94%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

Human geography

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.

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Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

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

Human 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.

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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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