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Geography with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

From understanding how landscapes are shaped, to how populations move and interact, to the impact climate change has on us, the study of geography has never been more relevant. All of our Geography degrees will equip you with highly desirable practical, numerical and computational skills for a wide range of careers. These include regional planning, environmental management, local authority work, financial planning, computing or business and retail management. **Why Swansea?**- 7th in the UK for satisfied with course [Guardian University Guide, 2021]- Top 10 in the UK for research impact [Research Exercise Framework, 2014-2021]- Top 200 in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021 (Shanghai Ranking)Our strong relationships with industry enable us to provide great work experience opportunities to enhance your employability. We are ideally placed to offer exceptional fieldwork opportunities. Just a short drive from the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower Peninsula, you will have easy access to the Brecon Beacons, rural west Wales and the urban and industrial landscapes of South Wales. You'll also have an opportunity to carry out fieldwork overseas in Austria, Berlin, Malaysian Borneo, Mallorca, New York or Vancouver. Through this degree, you will explore topical issues such as environmental and climatic change, migration and identity, glaciology and ice-sheet dynamics, global environmental modelling and Earth observation, and social theory and urban space. You'll also get the chance to experience different cultures and may even learn some valuable language skills through your year abroad. You will be taught in our £4.2m state-of-the-art Science laboratories, in a vibrant and friendly department ranked 8th in the UK for research impact (REF 2014) and 20th for research quality (Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2018). You'll have access to our high-performance computer lab for processing and interpreting satellite Earth observation and GIS data, a stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer, a climatic test chamber, mineral magnetic characterisation equipment and an automatic organic carbon analyser.This degree is also offered as a four-year course with a year in industry (F554)."I loved my degree. I was always fascinated in the wonders of the World and what made it tick. Geography helps you look at the World with an analytical eye. It forces you to weigh up evidence and come to conclusions and question the origin of things. Journalism is exactly the same." -- Melanie Bromley, BA (Hons) Geography, West Coast bureau chief of American Celebrity Magazine US Weekly **We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.**

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,100per 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 : BBB - ABB

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University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    42nd

  • Campus address

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

Swansea University is proud of its diverse student community, with students and staff from over 120 countries.
Swansea’s dedicated international recruitment, admissions and student support teams will help to guide you from application to arrival and beyond.
Swansea offers highly rated teaching and is ranked in the top 30 UK Universities (Complete University Guide 2022).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 76 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    119 58%

    39th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    49th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    22nd

    1

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