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UCAS CODE: F800

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

About the course

A warming planet, all manner of inequality and the consequences of political instability are big themes in the world today. Our Geography BSc(Hons) covers the core principles and contemporary views of both human and physical geography, plus the opportunity to specialize depending on how our modules shape your interests.

  • You’ll have the chance to study a range of subjects including biogeography, earth processes, landscape and fluvial systems, climate science, environment and society, environment and cultural challenges, and migration and geopolitics before specializing in your final year.
  • In the third year of the course you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from a work placement. This could help you to gain relevant real-world experience and give you a head start in your chosen career. In the final year you’ll have the chance to develop and hone your independent research skills as part of your dissertation module.
  • We also firmly believe in ‘learning through doing’ and since fieldwork is an integral part of any geographers training, you’ll find that we’ve embedded field-trips, including residential field courses in Years 1 and 2, into all three of our Geography degrees, so you can fully embrace the fantastic opportunities that learning in the field presents.
  • All our teaching staff are educated to doctoral level have expertise in a range of geography subject areas and by studying this course you'll become eligible for membership of the Royal Geographical Society giving you access to resources, events, and networking opportunities via the Royal Geographical Society community.

Your career

By developing clear conceptual understanding of core geography principles together with hands-on experience of key techniques and approaches related to its practice, our Geography BSc(Hons) is designed to give you the skills sought by a range of graduate recruiters. These include communication/presentation fluency, team-working, fieldwork expertise, environmental, social and commercial awareness, IT literacy, report writing, data analysi and GIS, time management and investigative skills, among others.

Geography graduates typically progress into careers in:

  • Teaching: school, college, university
  • Research: climate change, sustainability
  • Environmental Management: environmental monitoring, environmental impact officer
  • Planning: GIS analyst, policy advisor, land surveying
  • Finance Banking: insurance, auditing
  • Commercial Enterprises: management, data analysis
  • Travel/Tourism: writing/promotion, sales professional
  • Development: NGOs, charities
  • Nature Conservation: biodiversity officer, planning ecologist

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC

including a minimum grade C in an accepted Science subject with a pass in Science Practical where applicable. (The accepted Science A Level subjects are: Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, Geology and Applied Sciences. Level 3 BTEC Applied Science with 32 UCAS points or above is accepted as an alternative to these Science A Levels at grade C).

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    59th

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 76

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    109 53%

    59th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    10th

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