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Geography with a Placement Year BSc

University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Explore our dynamic and ever-changing world – from volcanoes and landslides to climate change and biodiversity. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the challenges facing our planet, and develop valuable practical experience through various field courses. Alongside this, you’ll have the opportunity to learn specialist theory in areas such as hydrology, earth surface processes, meteorology, population ecology and environmental economics. As your course progresses, you’ll continue to develop your skills as a geographer across a range of specialisms – from geographical information systems to environmental policymaking, biogeography, international development, climate change, energy transitions and natural hazards. You’ll graduate with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to start a fascinating geographical career or progress to further study. **About This Course**Our BSc Geography with a Placement Year degree covers both physical and human geography, focusing on the interactions between the natural environment and human society. Situated in the School of Environmental Sciences, with modules available from the School of International Development and School of Biological Sciences, you’ll benefit from a range of fascinating optional modules allowing you to tailor your degree to your own interests and career aspirations. During your first year, you’ll learn about key geographical concepts, discover the latest about global environmental challenges, study how our dynamic planet works and get outside to develop your skills during practicals, on field trips as well as a six-day residential field course. You’ll also choose between a module on the interplay between biodiversity and sustainability and one on understanding our atmospheres and oceans. As you progress through the course, you’ll continue developing your skills as a geographer across a range of specialisms, including geographical information systems (GIS). You’ll be able to shape your degree around your interests by choosing optional modules covering topics such as earth surface processes, biogeography, environmental economics and policymaking, climate change and natural hazards. In your final year independent research project, you’ll put into practice all the skills you have developed, exploring in detail a topic that fascinates you. **Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website:

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 22,800per 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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A level : ABB

Including one from Geography, Geology, Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or Physics. Where applicable Science A Levels awarded by an English Exam board require a pass in the practical element. Critical thinking/General studies not accepted.


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University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university offering a safe environment on the edge of the beautiful and diverse city of Norwich and traditional English countryside.
UEA’s global student body is well supported from the moment of application, right through to becoming an alumnus, with student satisfaction a key priority.
Key employers for UEA’s international students include Siemens, BDO, HSBC, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Apple.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 76 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    126 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67.0 67%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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