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University of Leicester

Geography (Human)

UCAS Code: L720
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

95%

Subjects
  • Human & social geography
Student score
68% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AABBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
30

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

95%

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

£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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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

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.

Modules

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.

University of Leicester

Fielding Johnson Building

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
47%
53%

Year 1

36%
64%

Year 2

8%
92%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 71%
Student score 68% LOW
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

76%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
361 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are two options for geography studies: this one is the human and social geography side (there is also an option for physical geography, a more science-based degree). There is a shortage of social science graduates with really good maths skills, and graduates from these disciplines who have them are in demand from modern industry. An ability to combine good data handling skills with good communication and social skills will really help start your career, and that's something a geography degree with a good stats component can really bring to the jobs market. It's also why unemployment rates for the degree are much lower than average, and a lot of geography graduates start their careers in sought-after jobs in the business and finance industry – so if you take this subject, be sure to take your maths and stats modules.
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