University of Gloucestershire Geography

By | 6th June 2017

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University of Gloucestershire Geography

University of Gloucestershire Geography

Geography (BSc Hons)

Swiss Alps

We’re ranked 3rd of new universities in the 2017 Guardian University Guide for geography and environmental studies.

Focus on the world’s most pressing issues

Globalisation, sustainability and climate change: the world’s most pressing issues are inherently geographical, central to our course and critical to your future. Available as a BA or BSc, our degree allows you to focus your interests in human or physical geography, or to balance the two. As a BSc student, you’ll likely be drawn to our physical geography themes in environmental change, river science,  ecological dynamics and global sustainability, yet our BA themes will also be open to you.

Fieldwork is pivotal to the course. You’ll progress from field training in Snowdonia to field research overseas: investigating environmental change and glacial dynamics in the Swiss Alps, sustainability science in Morocco, or the rivers and geomorphologies of Western Canada.

Geo-tagged data is fundamental to information flow and decision making across our planet. You will have the chance to help build this geo-referenced world through our geographic information systems (GIS) theme, positioning you for entry to the largest recruiting industry of geography graduates.

You can also choose to benefit from our internship opportunities gaining a competitive edge of experience, networking with potential employers and gaining academic credit towards your degree, all at the same time.

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.

Student in lab

Study style

You can choose to complete our Geography degree as a BA or BSc, allowing you to focus your interests in human or physical geography, or to balance the two. Its flexibility means that gaining a BA or a BSc will be decided by your choice of overseas fieldwork destination at the end of your second year. Your programme will be coursework-led, with varied assessment types allowing you to demonstrate your strengths. We place an emphasis on diverse teaching throughout your degree, running small group seminars, one-to-one tutorials, lab sessions, computer practicals and fieldtrips alongside conventional lectures.

Graham Rush doing research

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

Giraffes in Africa

Check your UCAS tariff points

If you are unsure whether your predicted grades will carry enough points to study the course, we can help. Whether you’re taking A levels or BTECs, Access courses or anything else the tariff calculator will let you know whether you currently have the grades and advise on what to do next.

Please let us know what qualifications you’ve already got, what you’re studying right now and how you think your grades will turn out.

Fees

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BSc Single Honours – 3 years full-timeF800

Careers

  • Geographic information systems (GIS) roles
  • Teaching, lecturing and research
  • Sustainable development management
  • Environmental consultancy