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University of Worcester

Geography and History

UCAS Code: LV71
BA/BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104-120

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • Human & social geography
  • History by period
Student score
83% MED
79% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
89% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17k LOW
£14k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMM

BTEC Certificate
DD

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
104-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£8,900

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Geography is an exciting, dynamic subject that has, at its core, a concern for the integrated study of the Earthâ??s places, peoples, environments and societies. History at the University of Worcester offers a stimulating, up to date, research-focused undergraduate degree course delivered in a supportive and atmosphere.

Modules

Geography Year 1: Geographical investigations; earth systems, processes and landscapes; introduction to geology; introduction to river science; people and place; country and the city; unequal world. Year 2: Geography field course; researching geography; geographical information systems; mountain environments, landscapes and hazards; meteorology and climate; river monitoring and assessment; natural hazards; contemporary issues in human geography; geographies of development; rural geography; urban geography; architecture and the built heritage; heritage tourism and place promotion. Year 3: Research project in geography; mountain environments field course; changing places field course; work placement; GIS; applied GIS and remote sensing; river conservation and management; river science research project; environmental geology; mountain glaciers and landscape research project; ice age environments; cultural geography; political geography; countryside conservation and agricultural change; town and country planning; architecture and the built heritage; heritage tourism and place promotion; environment and development in sub-Saharan Africa. History Year 1: World history; the early modern world; ideology and conflict in Europe since 1789; introduction to heritage; how to do history (mandatory); reconstructing the past; 20th-century Britain: conflict, stability and change; an introduction to media history; TV history; improving English usage and style in academic writing. Year 2: Methods and debates in history (mandatory for single and major honours students); politics, religion and society in Ireland since 1690; 20th-century USA; from slavery to civil rights: African Americans, 1860-1960; religion and society in early modern England, 1532-1660; British women's history, 1790-2000; Germany from unification to reunification; modern Japan, 1854-1951; Britain in the long 19th century, 1789-1914; British women's history, 1900-2000; the German empire, 1862-1918; the Victorian century; sex and society in England, 1600-1900; the civil rights movement in the USA, 1890-1960; politics, religion and society in Ireland, 1690-1848; politics and society in 20th-century Russia; (re)presenting the past: history in film; history work experience module; modern Japan, 1854-1951. Year 3: Independent study; nationalism (mandatory for single and major honours students); the Atlantic slave trade; the USA and world war 2; the home front: Britain 1939-45; Martin Luther King Jr; and his opponents; Hollywood goes to war; Nazi Germany, 1933-45; politics, war and genocide; empire and appeasement; jack the ripper: history, literature and myth; propaganda and politics in the 20th century; witchcraft; Ireland since 1848; Britain in the global economy; history extension module (available only to single and major honours students); remembrance, memory and memorials.

University of Worcester

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As the only higher education institution in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, we have a strong role to play in the region, delivering degree programmes to nearly 10, 000 students. Our campuses are all within walking distance of each other and close to the city centre. Worcester has undergone significant growth over the last few years, doubling our student numbers.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

74%

Feedback on work has been helpful

74%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
38% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
247 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
59% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

8%

Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

12%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are two options for geography studies: this one is the human and social geography side (there is also an option for physical geography, a more science-based degree). There is a shortage of social science graduates with really good maths skills, and graduates from these disciplines who have them are in demand from modern industry. An ability to combine good data handling skills with good communication and social skills will really help start your career, and that's something a geography degree with a good stats component can really bring to the jobs market. It's also why unemployment rates for the degree are much lower than average, and a lot of geography graduates start their careers in sought-after jobs in the business and finance industry – so if you take this subject, be sure to take your maths and stats modules.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 79% LOW
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

60%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
40% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
280 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £14k LOW
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

20%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs. Consequently, history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many – probably most – jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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