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University of Sheffield

Geography

UCAS Code: F804

Master of Geographical Science - MGeogSci

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

including Geography or another science subject. Science subject includes: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics, Statistics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

60 credits overall in a relevant subject. Level 3 units in Geography and Science units required. Science units can include Maths

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

including Geography or another science subject Science subject includes: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics, Statistics.

Extended Project

B

plus AAB including Geography or another science subject. Science subject includes: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics, Statistics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

including 6 in Higher Level Geography or another science subject Science subject includes: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics, Statistics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H1

including Geography or another science subject Science subject includes: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics, Statistics.

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

DD

in a relevant subject plus grade A in A Level Geography or another science subject Science subject includes: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics, Statistics.

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

D*DD

in a relevant subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A

in Geography or another science subject, plus grades AAAAB in Scottish Highers Science subject includes: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics, Statistics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

plus grade A in Geography or another science subject at Scottish Advanced Highers Science subject includes: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics, Statistics.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

plus AA including Geography or another science subject Science subject includes: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics, Statistics.

UCAS Tariff

56-159

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Physical geographical sciences

At Sheffield, we see geography as a vibrant, vital discipline that can help solve problems and improve peoples lives. So our teaching combines rigorous academic inquiry with practical skills. There are opportunities to do field work in Berlin, California, Greece, Morocco, New York, New Zealand, Uganda and Spain. All costs for compulsory field trips are included in the tuition fee. The four-year MGeogSci focuses on the processes that underpin changes in our environment, from glacial processes to ocean dynamics. It includes an advanced research project, so its particulary useful if you want to progress to a PhD and a career in research or consultancy.Geographical concepts and research methods can be applied to all kinds of challenges in politics, culture, economics and social justice. Our graduates work all over the world in lots of different sectors, including business, consultancy, the environmental sector, government, science and sustainability.

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
£18,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Bursaries – max available £2,000 The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,500 £25,001-£30,000 - £1,000 £30,001-£40,000 - £500.

As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £500 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades.

Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year.

Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Funding for EU students - The UK government has confirmed that EU students who start their course in September 2018 will continue to have access to student loans, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

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?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

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.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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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