University Of Bristol Geography

By | 2nd May 2017

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University Of Bristol Geography

UCAS codeF800
Application methodUCAS/Common Application
Course duration3 year(s) full-time
Tuition feesFurther information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of courseClifton campus
Part-time studyPart-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17160 overall for Single Honours Geography courses

About BSc Geography

In year one you will receive an advanced overview of both human and physical geography and will develop a wide range of geographical and scientific skills. The following years are organised around specialist units from human and/or physical geography.

Physical geography units reflect our staff’s research skills in glaciology, hydrology and environmental change.

Human geography units provide in-depth study of cultural, economic and social geography, emphasising the importance of theory and methods for analysing contemporary geographical problems and policies. Topics range from economic development and global politics to inequalities of health and contemporary social theory.

In addition to specialist units, you will take core elements that develop your analytical skills, including the use of specialised computer software, statistics and data collection in the field.

Course structure

Typical offer for BSc Geography – applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA in any subjects, or AAA in three specified subjects
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB or ABB in three specified subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, or 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level including three specified subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction including 12 credits at Distinction in Geography or a core science and 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offerD*DD with Distinction in relevant units
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAA*
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall or 85% overall including 8.5 in three specified subjects
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Specified subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computing, Design and Technology: Product Design 3D, Environmental Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Information Communication Technology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentB in Mathematics
English language requirementsIf English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information: