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Geography (with placement) BA (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Why BA Geography (with placement)?**Why BA Geography (with placement) at Gloucestershire?Population, migration, conflict, development, global crime, health and ageing. These present some of the most pressing social challenges of this century, are inherently geographical in nature and are the focus of our BA Geography degree. You’ll join a course ranked 4th in the UK by the Guardian in 2022 and 1st for overall student satisfaction by both The Times and Guardian University League tables.You’ll develop a world view, be exposed to a broad range of geographies and acquire an extensive set of research skills. You’ll find that the abilities you develop are readily transferable, with Geographers continuing to be one of the most sought-after graduates, able to turn their hand to a vast range of employment sectors.You’ll have the opportunity to progress from field training in the UK in Year 1 to overseas field research in Year 2 and field placements in Year 3, forging unforgettable experiences with us in the landscapes of Europe, Africa and the Americas. You’ll also have the flexibility to select physical geography themes from our companion BSc Geography course, or to switch to the BSc up to the end of Year 2. There is also the opportunity to spend a semester in Year 2 at partner Universities in Canada, the USA or New Zealand.With a focus on small class, practical and field learning, you will be assessed entirely through coursework to gain a truly representative measure of graduate attributes sought by future employers and for postgraduate study.On this 4-year degree, you will spend Year 3 on placement, gaining a significant competitive edge of experience.**Why University of Gloucestershire?**We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual. Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university.Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.**After the course**Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan.*Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers.**Experience an open day**Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. **To

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    101st

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

From day one, students are supported by a dedicated personal tutor, small classes, and a close community.
Placements, trips and one-to-one support help students build confidence to try new things – preparing them for life after graduation.
With three unique campuses in the beautiful and historic settings of Cheltenham and Gloucester, Gloucestershire offers the best in city and country living.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 76 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    111 54%

    54th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56.0 56%

    56th

    47
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.55 91%

    1st

    9

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