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University of Wolverhampton

Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change with Secondary Education (QTS)

UCAS Code: F810

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,E

including Geography (excluding A Level General Studies and A Level Critical Thinking).

Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 (previously Grade C) in GCSE English and Mathematics. Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses or GCSE Equivalent Tests from other institutions or organisations.

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

DM

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

MMP

UCAS Tariff

80
50%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Environmental geography

The BSc (Hons) Geography, Urban Environments & Climate Change with Secondary Education (QTS) course will provide a high standard of both geography subject content and pedagogical knowledge in order to prepare students to take up a geography teaching post in the secondary sector. The course reflects the specific and precise quality frameworks established by the relevant national government agency, and complies fully with the relevant teaching standards framework.

The BSc (Hons) Geography, Urban Environments & Climate Change with Secondary Education (QTS) course is specifically designed to ensure that those who are successful can be recommended to the relevant professional body for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which is the recognised professional award required by all those who wish to teach in a maintained school.

The geography content of the course reflects topical concerns of the five main GCE and GCSE awarding bodies, i.e. urban environments (especially brownfield regeneration), climate change, geographical information systems and environmental issues in the developing world. Of particular relevance is the inclusion of a geo-spatial theme running through the three years of the course, to provide students with a thorough appreciation of the teaching and learning potential of geographical information systems, remote sensing & Building Information Modelling, which are currently in demand in the teaching of geography at secondary level.

With reference to the teaching element of the degree, the programme will be supported by strong foundation teaching in study skills and all students will be given the opportunity to undertake their own education based research project in physics in the final year of study.

More broadly, the course will also be designed to develop secondary school teachers who will be:
?empathetic and committed to pupils’ learning;
?reflective and reflexive;
?enthusiastic and innovative;
?open-minded and research-aware
?capable of engaging in practitioner research
?flexible and creative
?knowledgeable – both geographically and pedagogically

The course will also help students to develop as a teacher who understands the link between subject knowledge and the curriculum knowledge needed to teach geography. Equally we seek to develop teachers who understand the needs of the individual pupil and the school community in which they will work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Wolverhampton

Department:

Wolverhampton School of Sciences

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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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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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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