What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers95%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,000
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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At Leicester, excellent research directly informs the teaching of our courses. Our teaching structure enables you to follow your interests. Field courses are integral to the degree programme. The full cost of three residential field classes during your first and second year is completely covered by us. In the third year youâ??ll have once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to visit environments like the Amazon Rainforest and the Mojave Desert. Bursaries from the College of Science and Engineering and the departmentâ??s own fieldwork fund (The Susan Wiley Travel Award) are also available for these optional third year field trips. You can take a year abroad, which gives you vital experience in an international setting, allowing you to apply the skills you have gained in your degree and enhances your final year studies when you return to Leicester. It will also enhance your CV and maximise your employment prospects in the competitive graduate job market. Throughout the degree there is an emphasis on gaining practical skills and putting these to use in a critical manner. You will receive all of the training needed to carry out independent research in the field, laboratory and computer lab. There is an opportunity to gain a range of specialist IT skills in GISc and remote sensing, which is a particular strength of the department. We have a suite of high specification physical geography laboratories hosting a range of cutting edge instrumentation. The department was one of only three UK Geography Departments to be recognized by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as a Centre of Excellence for Geographical Information Science (GISc) teaching. As such, we host a suite of up-to-date GISc computer facilities with specialist software for spatial data analysis, as well as a virtual reality theatre for the visualisation of this data.
Year 1: If you take this degree you study no physical geography classes in your first year, although some overlap with physical geography themes is found in the module Environment, Nature and Society. Year 2: In the second year you take core modules that are primarily grounded in human geography, although supplementary subjects in Economics, Criminology and Modern Languages are potentially available. Year 3: The final year of the degree represents the interface between the departmentâ??s teaching and research, allowing you to specialise in areas of the human geography that most interest you. You also submit a dissertation, which is an individual research project developed with an academic supervisor.
Leicester boasts so many attributes it is impossible to list them all, but students choose to study here because Leicester feels like home the moment you set foot on campus. Our Major/Minor degrees enable you to create your own degree where you can study a core area in depth (your major subject), while also exploring an additional area (your minor subject). Our Students' Union is home to the O2 Academy Leicester bringing great bands and club nights to our building!
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||23%||26%||15%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
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