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Geography with a Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Geography is vital in our globally interconnected world. It helps us understand human-environment relationships, and how they vary across time and space. Geography allows us to discover, record and shape the places we inhabit today and in the future.

This four-year BSc Geography degree is ideal if you have more of an interest in physical geography.

An Integrated Foundation Year is suitable if you do not have the necessary qualifications to enter the degree at year one. You will be given the chance to develop an understanding which is essential to successfully completing the degree.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can progress to either the BSc or BA Geography schemes.

At Swansea, we place a strong emphasis on fieldwork. Our location offers easy access to environments as varied as the Gower Peninsula, Brecon Beacons, rural west Wales and the urban industrial landscapes across south Wales.

Within the full degree, you will have the opportunity to undertake overseas field courses in places such as Sikkim in the Indian Himalayas, Malaysian Borneo, Colorado, New York and Vancouver.

GEOGRAPHY WITH A FOUNDATION YEAR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Our Geography degrees at Swansea University are designed so that you have the skills that today's employers are looking for. Geography graduates have a broad range of career options within sectors which include environmental management, aid and development agencies, conservation and regional and resource planning.

Our degrees will provide you with an understanding of the human world, the natural environment, and interactions between them and equip you with the practical, numerical and computational skills that are valued by many employers.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop your essential transferable skills, such as team working, communication, presentation, problem solving, and analytical skills.

We offer CV workshop and you will have access to our Employment Zone, which advertises work placements, part time vacancies and graduate jobs. We have dedicated staff who will always be on hand to provide employability support, throughout your studies.

We take Employability seriously and you will leave Swansea University with much more than a degree, gaining invaluable life skills and experiences on your journey.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 18,550per 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 : CCD

To include Geography or a related subject (e.g. Sociology or World Development, Geology or Environmental Science; or an additional Science subject)

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 72 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    125 59%

    34th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    14th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    23rd

    18

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