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Geography (with placement) BA (Hons)

Bangor University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Geography is the subject of our time, dynamic and constantly evolving as the world around us changes. Geographers focus on key global challenges and work on developing solutions. A Geography degree will ensure you can make a difference in the 21st century. Our BA Geography with Placement degree is a 4-year programme, where you will spend Year 3 on placement with a placement provider(s) (UK-based and/or internationally). You must spend seven months undertaking your placement, but this can be extended up to a year. You can work in a relevant organisation, helping you to develop invaluable networks. You will boost your confidence, gain valuable work experience as well as improving your subject knowledge and skills enabling you to enhance your employability. Our staff will share their passion for the subject and their knowledge with you. You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of human, physical and environmental topics. In Years 2 and 4 you have increasing choice so you can specialise in the human topics that interest you most. Our modules reflect staff interests, and topics may include: Sustainability and Development, Rural-Urban Areas, Socio-Spatial Inequalities, Governance, Food Systems, People and Identity, Environmental Policy, Climate Change, and Geohazards and Disasters. At Bangor, many of our modules offer regular half and full-day field trips, taking advantage of our unique location, which is set against the backdrop of the dramatic North Wales coastline, Menai Strait, and the mountains of Snowdonia National Park. We provide fieldwork opportunities in North Wales and SW England in Years 1 and 2, included in your tuition fee. There is the option to go overseas in Year 3 to Barcelona. We offer funds to help with fieldwork costs. You can gain international experience by studying (at one of our partner institutions) or working abroad as part of your degree, with our International Experience Year. You will become well-trained in a range of research methods (field and laboratory). You will acquire specialised technical and practical skills (Geographical Information Systems (GIS), IT, Statistics), as well as transferrable and professional skills (leadership, team player, communicator). During your final year you will conduct your own research project, under staff guidance, allowing you to showcase your abilities developed throughout your studies. Our graduates have gone on to work as: town/emergency planners, teachers, surveyors, sustainability/recycling officers, data analysts, GIS officers/cartographers, environmental consultants, or take on roles in business, finance, human resources, marketing, PR and sales. If you prefer a three-year programme, you might consider our sister courses, BSc. Geography (F800) or BA Geography (L700). The Placement Year is undertaken at the end of the second year and students are away for the whole of the academic year. The minimum period in placement (at one or more locations) is seven calendar months; more usually you would spend 10-12 months with a placement provider. You would normally start sometime in the period June to September of their second year and finish between June and September the following year. Placements can be UK-based or overseas and you will work with staff to plan and finalise the placement arrangements.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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UCAS Points : 120

Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.• A Levels (including a grade C or above in A2 Geography)• International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 or above in Geography at the Higher Level)• Access: Science or Environmental/Land-based or Humanities course (merit grade required in the Geography element)• BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Countryside Management or Applied Science: DDM• City & Guilds Extended Diploma in Countryside Management: Distinction • Cambridge

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University information

Bangor University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

International students receive a high level of support at Bangor. The university also offers generous scholarships.
Most of Bangor's degrees can be undertaken with a placement year or international experience to gain valuable employability skills.
To help develop students’ careers, many degrees are accredited by professional bodies of global repute.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 72 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    118 56%

    40th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    49th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    31st

    7

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