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Geography and Natural Hazards BSc (Hons)

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

We are recognised nationally for the excellence and quality of our geography teaching, ranked as one of the top 10 best universities in the UK for ‘Geography and Environmental Studies’ in The Guardian University Guide 2020.The geography and natural hazards course takes an integrated and practical ‘geographical’ approach to the study of natural hazards at a local and global scale. You will have the opportunity to learn how to apply the latest techniques for hazard assessment and mitigation with opportunities for hands-on experience, both in the field and within our modern GIS laboratory, which feature industry-standard software like ArcGIS and ENVI.Our academics are active researchers benefiting from strong academic links with universities in Hawaii, Alaska, Rio de Janeiro and China. Our staff regularly incorporate their findings into their teaching practice to ensure content stays up-to-date and relevant. Recently, for example, Coventry academics have undertaken volcanic research in Hawaii and this data is now used in modules focusing on Remote Sensing.All of our geography courses have a strong focus on your future employability. They are designed to equip you with core knowledge, skills and expertise within the broad field of geography, together with a range of analytical abilities and transferable professional skills to find employment on graduation.Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to undertake field trips locally, nationally and internationally* to build up your experience of geography and natural hazards. In the first year, all students take part in a three-day residential field trip, followed in the second year and final years by international field trips. In the past, for example, students have visited Sicily and the Etna Volcano, to examine the hazards posed to residents and visitors and to see, often for the first time, an active volcano.To augment field trip experiences, our students will be taught in the Simulation Centre, which is the most advanced interactive people training and development centre in the UK. Its cutting-edge technology which is unique in the UK, its Learning Curve interactive screen and real-life scenarios using specially-trained actors, not only to improve skills but to also help develop new ways of working in otherwise inaccessible environments.* Please note, that such opportunities may be subject to additional costs and meeting applicable visa requirements.**Key Course Benefits**- Research expertise in volcanic remote sensing, climate change and flooding.- Coventry is ranked 10th in the UK for ‘Geography and Environmental Studies’ in The Guardian University Guide 2020.- Diverse range of optional modules allowing you to tailor your degree to suit your interests with topics such as climate change, GIS and Remote Sensing and savage earth.- Opportunities to gain experience through professional training and international field experience.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

Coventry University

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  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 71 2

    26th out of 30

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    99 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.39 88%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    117 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%


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