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University of Salford

Geography

UCAS Code: F804

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

Entry requirements


96-112 UCAS points. At least two full A levels required. Geography preferred but not essential. A Pass in the practical element of Science A levels is required.

Only accepted alongside at least two full A levels.

96-112 UCAS points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or 4 (or above) in GCSE Maths and English is required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level.

Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

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

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Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

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

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Only acceptable alongside other A level equivalent qualifications.

96-112 UCAS points from Higher Level.

UCAS Tariff

96-112
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Physical geographical sciences

In brief:Our Geography courses are ranked 27th in the UK and top 3 in the North West according to the Guardian University league tables 2018.Several free residential field course opportunities in the UK, Scandinavia and other international destination [modest administration fee may apply].You will be taught by internationally renowned academic staff.Part-time study option.Overseas study available.Work/industrial placement opportunity.International students can apply.The BA Geography programme enables you to explore the relationship between people and their environment at various spatial scales; it is primarily aimed at those interested in human geography. Situated in the centre of Greater Manchester, you will be able to study the effects of post-industrial decline and regeneration in the worlds first industrial city. This programme of study allows you to examine relationships between the global economy, society and environment in the developed and developing world, and to look at the development and sustainability of cities into the 21st century.At Salford you will experience small-group teaching in one of the UKs most student-centred universities. You will get all the support you need from friendly and accessible academic staff. Additionally you will benefit from weekly tutorials with your personal tutor, ensuring that you quickly get to know other students.Human geography themes covered generally include: the effects of climate change, food security, mobility, sustainability, demography, economic geography, planning and environmental impact assessment, urban living and quality of life. Study and IT skills are embedded in this programme, as is the use of computing facilities for data handling and Geographical Information Systems and Science (GIS) for environmental mapping and modelling. In addition, there are strong links between course content and staff research interests.If you are interested in specialising in physical geography, or a mixture of human and physical, then have a look at our BSc Geography course.

Modules

Year one modules may include: Academic Skills Tutorial, Sustainability and Environment, Earth Surface Processes, People, Place and Space, Environmental Resources, Fieldcourse and Applied Skills. Year two modules may include: Contemporary Issues in Human Geography, Research Skills and Tutorial, Consultancy Project, Human/Urban Environments, Fieldcourse and Offsite Visits, Earth Observation and Geographical Information Systems, plus one from: Economic Geography, Environmental Protection, University Wide Language. In year three you will study one core module: Urban Form and Quality of Life, plus one from the following: Dissertation, Human Geography Research Project; plus three from the following: Environmental Decision Making, Environmental Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Remote Sensing, Health and Wellbeing, Sustainable Cities, Britain and the Modern World.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Environment and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Physical geographical sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

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Employed or in further education
79%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Other elementary services occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
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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