University of Sheffield Geography

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University of Sheffield Geography

A Levels AAB
UCAS code F800
Duration 3 years

Undergraduate Programmes Officer
Department of Geography
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 7900
Email geography@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/geography/prospectiveug

This course is about physical geography. It’s focused on the processes that underlie changes in our environment, from dryland and glacial processes to atmosphere and ocean dynamics.

In the first year, about half the course is made up of compulsory modules in physical geography. We also teach the practical skills you need to investigate real-world problems such as desert dust sources and climate change.

The second and third years are a mix of compulsory and optional modules. Third year options include international field class modules. You can broaden your knowledge with modules in human geography.

Throughout the course, you’re free to take one module each semester in another department. You could use this time to learn a language or study a related subject such as politics or economics.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University – bursaries

If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including Geography or another science subject
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including Geography or another science subject + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level Geography or another science subject
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including Geography or another science subject.
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAABB + B including Geography or another science subject
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA including Geography or another science subject
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE Maths grade 4 or grade C
  • Science subject includes: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Maths, Physics, Statistics
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Apply for this course

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Contact us

Undergraduate Programmes Officer
Department of Geography
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 7900
Email geography@sheffield.ac.uk

Department website>

Visit us

University open days
There are four open days every year, usually in June, July, September and October. You can talk to staff and students, tour the campus and see inside the accommodation.

Department open days
If we offer you a place, you’ll be invited to a department open day. This includes hands-on activities in the department, accompanied by current students. We usually hold six open days between February and April.

Campus tours
Campus tours run regularly throughout the year, at 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.