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BSc(Hons)
Geography

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About this course

Accreditations and partnerships:

Virginia Commonwealth University
Institution of Environmental Sciences
  • Entry year: 2016/17
  • Course code: FF89
  • Applications: UCAS
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Tariff points: 300
  • Department: Geography and Environmental Management
  • Campus: Frenchay
  • Duration: Three years full-time; four years sandwich
  • Delivery: Full-time, sandwich, part-time (not day release)
  • Study abroad: Yes
  • Programme leader: Dr Chris Parker
  • Key fact: As you progress, you can tailor the course to your interests with options including climate change, river dynamics, ecosystem conservation, and global resource management.

Introduction

Why BSc(Hons) Geography?

As environmental challenges rise in prominence, governments, science and industry are continually looking for new ways to manage issues like climate change, ecosystem endangerment, water and energy availability as well as flooding. Through developing your skills and knowledge in this field, you can become part of this growing industry. In the process of studying this fascinating subject, you will develop analytical and communication skills which are sought after by employers across a wide range of industries.

Why study our course?

Accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), this course will equip you with a solid understanding of the science behind key environmental challenges faced by human society. This is while learning about the different ways in which these natural forms and processes can be managed. As you progress, you can tailor the course to your interests with options including climate change, river dynamics, ecosystem conservation, and global resource management. Alongside, you will develop valuable skills in surveying, mapping, environmental assessment, geographical statistics, and computer-based spatial analysis.

Real world experience

Throughout the course, you will apply theories in our well-equipped laboratories, work towards assessments which are based on real-world issues, and broaden your experience through both local and international field trips. You can apply what you've learnt and develop vital professional skills on a work placement in your preferred area of expertise.

Where It can take you

Studying geography can lead to a wide range of careers. On graduation, you can choose from opportunities ranging from environmental consultancy, conservation and government, to finance, education and research.

Read Louise's story to see how she helps the Environment Agency assess and manage industrial operations.

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