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Economics with Human Geography BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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Course options

  • 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

Human Geography with Economics is a remarkable opportunity for you to investigate human societies in the context of place, illuminated by the significant factor of economics.This course begins by providing you with a firm foundation of skills for examining human geography and analysing economic systems and influences. You will study the functions of individuals, institutions and governments in changing geographical environments, from contemporary urban metropolises and rural communities to children's playgrounds and motorway hard shoulders, and you will consider the micro- and macro-economic imperatives for change.Situated on the coast of Cardigan Bay and surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain and grassland, the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and the Aberystwyth Business School is uniquely placed to make the most of the stunning landscapes that surround it, providing you with a fabulous variety of study, fieldwork and recreational opportunities.**As a large dynamic Geography community we are able to offer you an extremely broad range of geographical specialisms, opportunities and facilities:** River catchment processes; Glaciology; Biogeography; Quaternary Environmental change; Current trends in Geohazards; Urban sustainability; Regional development; Political and Cultural geography; Fieldwork opportunities in New Zealand, Crete, New York, and Ireland.We offer our students travel awards available each year to fund your own adventures (up to £400). You will learn and benefit from our modern facilities with the latest technology to enhance learning and our fully stocked laboratories with an array of analytical instruments e.g. mass spectrometers and core scanners of which can be used for fieldwork and independent study. Employability is embedded within all courses provided by us. Our degrees provide a solid foundation for a vast array of careers across a range of sectors. In a rapidly shifting global economy, our graduates are adaptable and able to draw on a range of transferable skills, ensuring that they are always in demand.**The skill sets include:**+ Enhanced mathematical and computational skills;+ Effective problem solving and creative thinking skills;+ Information technology skills;+ Ability to work independently and as part of a team;+ Time-management, organisational skills;+ Communication skills both written and oral;+ Self-motivation and self-reliance.Our graduates have, for example, found employment as environmental consultants, planners, civil servants, surveyors, and in education to name a few.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,600per year

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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

    65th out of 78

    17th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    116 52%

    49th

    26
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    67th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    22nd

    15
  • 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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