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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

* Develop your practical skills through fieldwork in the outdoors. * Gain knowledge in all key areas of geography or specialise in your areas of interest. * Apply your knowledge to real-world problems and issues using geographical ideas, skills and techniques. Develop an advanced understanding of human, physical and environmental geography on a practically focused course. You will combine both the academic and vocational aspects of geography, preparing you for a career in the environment.Learning from first-hand experience is a key part of our approach to study on this course. You will be encouraged to use skills taught in the classroom on real-life projects.You learn through:* fieldwork * work placements * laboratory classes * IT sessions * lectures and seminars * tutorials and workshops * field trips **Applied learningWork placements**You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Recently our students have gained placements at local authorities, wildlife trusts, the Environment Agency, Transport for London, Global Vision International and Peak District National Park Authority.You could choose a placement abroad; our students have recently gone to Tampere in Finland and Sognaogfjordane in Norway to study. We also have links in countries including France, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Spain. We also have similar links with international universities outside Europe, including the University of Queensland in Australia and Ryerson University in Canada.Many of our European partner institutions teach in English, but to support your international placement, or future international aspirations, you can study a foreign language.**Field trips**As well as our onsite facilities, we also use the outside world as a resource for our teaching, including urban and rural areas in the UK, the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Tenerife and Iceland. Fieldwork is important for putting your learning into context and these are some of the richest learning experiences on the course.**Networking opportunities**We have an active student Geography Society that organises social and academic events including a programme of invited speakers.**Future careers**This course prepares you for a career in* GIS planning* Transport* Housing* Logistics* IT* Surveying* Teaching* the travel industry* the media* research* water management* waste and recycling governmental and non-governmental agencies

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,650per year

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

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UCAS Points : 112

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in Geography or Environmental Science. For example:•BBC at A Level including a relevant subject(s).•A combination of qualifications, which must include a relevant subject(s) and may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    105 50%

    56th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    59th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    36th

    16

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