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University of Portsmouth

Geography

UCAS Code: L700

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

Entry requirements


96-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels.

106 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.

Cambridge Pre-U score of 44.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English and Mathematics/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English and Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

25 points from the IB Diploma, to include 3 Higher Level subjects. 4 points from Standard Level English and Mathematics (if not passed at GCSE grade C or above).

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

96-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

96-120

96-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent.

98%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Human geography

BA Geography will equip you with a set of practical skills to understand and engage with the world, its people, communities and cultures.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

Investigate how we manage, support and conserve our environment with an emphasis on how certain entities serve to construct, maintain and develop global and local systems of wealth and disadvantage. Study in a department that scores consistently high in the National Student Satisfaction survey thanks to the valuable learning and employability opportunities we provide.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

We offer skills-led curriculum with an emphasis on employability. Regular guest speakers from the public, private and NGO sector help enrich the course while you will have the opportunity to attend fieldtrips in places such as Berlin, Malta, Sicily and Uganda. You can also study abroad for a year at one of our link universities in Poland, Spain or France.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is for individuals interested in the world from a geological perspective and its relationship with human societies.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED

BA Geography develops a wide range of transferrable skills valued by employers in communication, problem solving, decision making, team work and IT.

AFTER THE COURSE

A range of careers will be open to you including those in environmental management, business management, public services, local and central government, voluntary sector and NGOs, and teaching.

Modules

In the first year of your studies, you will be introduced to the breadth of human geography including environmental systems, environmental issues and management as well as research and fieldwork skills. In your second year, you can either choose to continue your studies on a broad basis or specialise in the aspects that interest you most. You’ll also get the chance to travel overseas for some field work. Specialise further in your final year, with a selection of study options depending on which geography pathway you choose and the chance to do your own independent research.

Assessment methods

Assessment is a mix of coursework and exams, roughly 60:40 respectively. However, your coursework can take a variety of forms including contributions to electronic discussion forums, web page design, posters, projects, presentations and portfolios.

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
£13,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Science

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.

85%
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

86%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C
275

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
7%
Other elementary services occupations
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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£20k

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

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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