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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

152

% applicants receiving offers

26%

Subjects
  • Human & social geography
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£22.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA

It is highly recommended for candidates to have Geography to A-level.

Scottish Highers
AAAAB-AAAAA

Scottish Advanced Highers
AA-AAB

Students with Scottish qualifications would usually be expected to have AAAAB or AAAAA in Scottish Highers, supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers. The University currently sets conditional offers that require AAB if a student is able to take three Advanced Highers; where this is not possible then a student would be expected to achieve AA in two Advanced Highers, as well as an A grade in an additional Higher course taken in Year 6.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
39

Including core points. At Higher Level 7 6 6.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 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

26%

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

£9,250

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

The Oxford Geography degree focuses on the interrelationships between society and the physical and human environment. Students are introduced to the full range of geographical topics in the foundational courses, which they can then follow up in more detail in the optional papers. There is considerable emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches in the course, with opportunities to explore the cross-fertilisation between Geography and other disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, history, political science, economics, earth sciences and biology. The facilities available are among the best in the country, notably: The Radcliffe Science Library, which holds a geography collection of over 107,000 volumes and has subscriptions to more than 200 journals; Well-equipped Geolabs for practical physical courses and individual research projects.

Modules

Year 1: Background in physical and human geography; techniques used in geography; ideas in geography (writings of 19th- and 20th-century authors); options from: geology; ethnology; exploration and partition of Africa 1788-1914; political history 1919-45; plant ecology; sociology; computing. Years 2 and 3: Dissertation (includes practical work and study in the field); geographical environment (mutual relationship of people and environment); geographical methods (current theories in geography, methods of spatial analysis); UK and France (geographical divisions, changes, environmental problems); 2 options from list including: climatology; landforms; quaternary environments; biogeography; arid and semi-arid environments; urban geography; social geography; historical geography (England 1650-1800); economic geography; rural geography; regional geography. Fieldwork: regular courses in Oxford area; Easter vacation work in British Isles or on continent.

University of Oxford

University spires

There's a reason why Oxford is the world's most famous university, and it's not because of the nice old buildings or pretty countryside. It's not even because we wrote the English dictionary. It's because you'll find here the best academics, widest range of resources and the finest cohort of fellow students anywhere in the world. Oxford students come from more than 140 countries.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
13%
87%

Year 1

13%
87%

Year 2

6%
94%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
87%
13%

Year 1

Year 2

60%
40%

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 94%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
32% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
54% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
552 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
100% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £22.5k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative 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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