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University of Lincoln

Geography

UCAS Code: F800

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

To include a grade B in A Level Geography or related subject. Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics are accepted. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits from the fields of Information, Communications and Technology, Science and Mathematics or Agriculture, Horticultures and Animal Care.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered. EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

To include Higher Level grade 5 in Geography or related subjects from the fields of Sciences, Mathematics or Individuals and Societies.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

BTEC Extended Diploma in Geography or related subjects. Applied Science, Computing, Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, Information Technology, Pharmaceutical Science are accepted.

112 UCAS Tariff points to include 40 points in an Advanced Higher in a Geography or related subject: (History, English, Economics, Sociology, a modern Language, Psychology, Mathematics or Biology). A combination of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.

UCAS Tariff

112

From a minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent qualifications. To include 40 UCAS Tariff Points in A Level Geography or related subject, or equivalent qualification. Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics are accepted. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Environmental geography

Physical geography

The BSc (Hons) Geography Degree at Lincoln explores scientific perspectives on issues of environmental change and sustainability from local to global scales. It encourages students to develop the analytical, critical and collaborative skills needed to work across broad interdisciplinary issues. Physical Geography at Lincoln focuses on understanding the Earth system, developing skills relevant to managing environmental challenges and hazards such as floods and droughts, as well assisting decision makers in government and the environmental sector. Geography is an integrative subject that aims to provide the intellectual tools necessary to understand the relationship between human society and its environment, and the issues that challenge our future. This course is designed to develop subject understanding and geographical skills progressively in the context of real-world problems, enabling students to apply their learning to contemporary global challenges. With Lincoln’s unique focus on the ‘safety and health of the inhabited Earth’ our mission is to deliver a degree that is relevant for environmental and societal challenges in the 21st century. A belief in the importance of interdisciplinary knowledge to address major issues is at the heart of our approach. Our academics are experienced researchers investigating key issues in global development across a spectrum of physical geography, in collaboration with academics in other disciplines, including human geography.

Modules

BSc and BA Geography students at Lincoln follow a common central thread of; concept lectures, seminars, small group tutorials, practical teaching of analytical skills through field and laboratory classes, as well as group project work under close personal supervision. In the first year, a series of core modules are designed to integrate both Physical and Human geography skills and concepts. This approach aims to provide a foundation for students to become “geographers” in the true, interdisciplinary sense. Year One consists of a range of Physical and Human geography modules which include both fieldwork and practical sessions, and provide the necessary groundwork for further study. In the second and third years, students will focus primarily on the Physical Geography pathway but also have the opportunity to study elements of Human Geography within the context of a broad interdisciplinary approach. Both years comprise a mixture of core modules covering research skills, laboratory techniques, fieldwork and modelling, as well as optional modules, designed to enable students to follow their interests. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment methods

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lincoln (Main Site)

Department:

School of Geography

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Physical geographical sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
67%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Science, engineering and production technicians
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Natural and social science 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.

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