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University of Stirling

Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education

UCAS Code: Y21C

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics at Higher Level grade 5.

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

DDM

To include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B

AAAB over 2 sittings. To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics.

UCAS Tariff

120

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

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Environmental geography

Education studies

This unique degree fuses learning in Environmental Geography with practical skills-based learning in outdoor and environmental education. You’ll graduate with a degree in Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education, including the opportunity to gain your Mountain Leader Award as an integral part of your degree. The degrees include tuition in core aspects of our academic degrees, including environmental issues, landscape evolution, human impact on the environment, environmental techniques and core issues in geography, along with outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education. This combined approach will allow you to enter a wide range of relevant careers – from outdoor instructor through to environmental consultant or ecologist.
Academic components of the degree will give you a strong foundation in understanding processes as diverse as the formation of the Earth and local landscapes and society through to impacts of radioactivity in the environment and how to manage and restore populations and habitats that have been subject to radical changes by humans. Frequent integrative and field-based teaching will allow you to develop a functional understanding of these issues so that you can
apply them to the systems that you’ll manage and the problems that you’ll solve in your future career. Both programmes include an optional five-day field course in the UK in year 2, and 3rd year options for field classes in Spain or Iceland.
Costs for these are subsidised by the university, but require financial contributions from students.
The distinctive aspects of these courses is that they include a solid grounding in environmental science or environmental geography together with practical training in navigation, mountain hazards, outdoor safety and the design and delivery of outdoor programmes with environmental and ecological learning outcomes. As well as gaining your university degree, The Mountain Leader Award combines all of these aspects into a qualification recognised by the outdoor education industry and the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).

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
£1,820
per year
International
£14,460
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stirling

Department:

Inter-departmental

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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
Environmental 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.

Physical geographical sciences

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

94%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
46%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Education and teaching

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

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.

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.

£21,400
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Other elementary services occupations
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.

Education

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.

£22,800
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
8%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

85%
Teaching and educational professionals
4%
Senior officers in protective services
3%
Managers and proprietors in other services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Environmental 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.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

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.

Education studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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