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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

  • Location

    University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our groundbreaking BA/BSc Geography programme on the Penryn Campus in Cornwall offers a new, vibrant, and fresh approach to studying geography. This innovative undergraduate degree offers a progressive way to examine critical global challenges by exploring both human and physical issues and, importantly, the connections between the two. This contemporary approach to geographical learning provides you with a critical appreciation of 21st-century challenges from multiple perspectives.This programme will broaden your horizons by breaking down the barriers between disciplines to allow you to gain a holistic understanding of the interactions between people, places, and events. You will also have the flexibility to engage with specific human and/or physical geography topics as part of your degree.The programme structure encourages you to pursue the topics that fascinate and capture your imagination. Following a first year of interdisciplinary modules that tackle broad issues, you can tailor your degree by choosing a thematic route through a series of more specialist modules in the second and final years. In essence, this exciting approach combines an all-round training in geography with the flexibility to graduate with either a BA or BSc degree, depending on your choice of optional modules.Studying at the intimate and welcoming environment of our Penryn Campus, you will benefit from excellent student-to-staff ratios, small tutorial groups, and friendly, accessible, and supportive staff. Research undertaken at the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) – a £30 million centre leading cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research into various aspects of the relationship between people and the environment – inspires much of the teaching in Geography.Cornwall is an exceptional place in which to study issues related to the environment and sustainability. The duchy is a perfect living laboratory which offers a diverse range of marine and terrestrial habitats, a wealth of natural resources, and creative and resilient communities.Why study Geography at our Penryn Campus?•We take learning into the field to explore the incredible diversity of cultural, natural and ecological landscapes in the Cornwall•Enjoy an intimate and welcoming learning environment where you benefit from exceptional student-to-staff ratios and small class sizes•The £30 million Environment and Sustainability Institute is located on the Penryn Campus and inspires the research and teaching in Geography•Learn at the interface of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities with a flexible degree structure which allows you to tailor your study to suit your developing interests•Exciting field courses in the UK and abroad•Opportunities to use specialist equipment including geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing and digital mapping software, and to develop vocational skills highly sought by employers•Outstanding analytical and experimental laboratories for environmental change and process studies, including a high-performance computing facility and dedicated GIS suite for geographical modelling and remote sensing. Our facilities are supported by an expert team of laboratory, research and computing technicians

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 22,950per year

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

University information

University of Exeter

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England

The University of Exeter has 23,500 students, including 6,100 international students from 130 different countries.
Students will find engaged, inclusive, and safe communities, founded on shared values, at all three of the university's campuses in the South West of the UK.
Regular visits to international schools and education exhibitions, plus airport pick-up and international buddy schemes to help students arrive and settle in.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    161 76%

    14th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    9th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    46th

    6

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