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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Geography

UCAS Code: F820

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Must include Geography plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

Must include Geography or a related science and humanities subject plus National 5 or Standard Grade Credit or Intermediate 2 in English and Maths. Related science and humanities subjects: Biotechnology, Human Biology, Land Use, Politics, Sociology, Travel and Tourism, Computing, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, History, Modern Studies, Physics, Psychology

UCAS Tariff

96-102

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88%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Human geography

If you are inspired by understanding the world around you then geography is for you. At both local and global levels many of the main challenges facing the world in the 21st century are related to geography. Studying an exciting mix of physical and human geography, this course will equip you with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed for the modern workplace.

The BSc (Hons) Geography is an accelerated degree that can be completed in three years rather than the traditional four. Graduating early allows you to get out there and start earning, travelling or signing up to postgraduate study a year ahead of your peers.

Field trips are a valuable and memorable part of studying geography and this course includes several: both day trips in the local area and longer residential trips. This involves two compulsory residential field trips, one in Scotland and one in Europe. These are currently in the Cairngorms (year 2) and the Swiss Alps (year 3)*. You will be required to pay a contribution towards the costs of these trips. Further information is available upon request.

* locations of field trips may vary

Modules

Year 1 - Introduction to Sustainable Development; The Environment of Mountain Regions; Introduction to Physical Geography; Climate, Land and People; Overview of Energy Use; Economics & the State
Year 2 - Global Environmental Change; Atmosphere, Weather and Climate; Employability Skills & Collaborative Working for Geographers; Earth Surface Processes; Collecting & Interpreting Data for Geographers; Urban and Rural Geography; Workplace Experience: Developing Transferable Skills; The Geography of Tourism & Sustainability; Research and Design Skills for Geography.
Year 3 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing; Field Skills for Geographers; Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation; Globalisation, Sustainability and Uneven Development; Natural Hazards & Mitigation; Glaciation; Sustainable Agriculture Systems; Honours Dissertation.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£12,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Inverness College UHI

Department:

Science, Technology and the Environment

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