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University of York

Environmental Geography

UCAS Code: F810
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • Physical geographical sciences
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.1k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Geography or Geology essential. You should normally have two subjects from among Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.

Scottish Highers
AAABB

(Any Science subject or Mathematics).

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

DDM

International Baccalaureate
34

Any Science subject or Mathematics.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

91%

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

£9,250

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

Modules

Modules include: The Earth: an introduction to the science of the environment; residential field course in environmental geography; research project in environmental science; tools & techniques for studying the environment; soils in environmental geography; quaternary science & ecosystem dynamics; environment field project; geographical information systems; hydrology & landform.

University of York

Central Hall & Berrick Saul building

The University of York is a young and dynamic campus university situated in a beautiful and historic city. Academic excellence, a unique College system and a commitment to student support help provide a stimulating student experience. Plus we have more student clubs and societies per head than any other University in the UK from Harry Potter to the underwater hockey soc.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
83%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
36%
59%
5%

Year 1

43%
56%
1%

Year 2

28%
72%

Year 3

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 94%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

93%

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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
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
396 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18.1k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

6%

Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

20%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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. In the world of work, graduates often go into environment and heritage work, but also to general jobs in areas like marketing, business analysis and management, as these are well-rounded degrees that help graduates get a range of useful skills.
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