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Computer Science/Physical Geography BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Computer Science and Physical Geography, at Aberystwyth University, offers an interactive, varied and exciting course structure that combines theory, field studies and laboratory-based studies.

Taught by research-led staff, in a supportive learning environment, you will develop an understanding of computing including: operating systems, telecommunications, database management, HCI, Agile methodologies and object orientation - alongside the physical processes shaping the earth, from sea to rivers, glaciers to volcanoes, and landscapes from the arid to the Arctic.

You will be given the option to travel on an International Field Trip in your second year of study. The combination of these two disciplines will equip you with a unique skill-set to solve complex problems, in particular in Geoinformatics.

Overview

This BSc joint honours degree programme in Computer Science and Physical Geography offers a stimulating combination of two highly complementary scientific and technological disciplines, balancing theoretical study alongside practical application.

Employability

Career Prospects

A degree in Computer Science and Physical Geography will be particularly valuable in employment situations that are in the area of geoinformatics. The Computer Science component will prepare you for a variety of careers in software design, communications and networking, computer applications, web development, IT consultancy and management, systems analysis and development, computer sales and marketing. The Physical Geography component will prepare you for a variety of careers in cartography, environmental consulting, surveying, geographical information systems, town planning and development.

Transferable Skills

Studying for a degree in Computer Science and Physical Geography will equip you with a range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. These include:

  • research and data analysis skills
  • enhanced mathematical and computational skills
  • effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
  • facility to deal with abstract concepts
  • thorough grounding in information technology skills
  • the ability to work independently
  • time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
  • the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
  • self-motivation and self-reliance
  • team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 110 8

    17th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    130 54%

    54th

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    3rd

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    126 60%

    33rd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    16th

    10

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