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Geography with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Sheffield

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Foundation year

The foundation year of the programme provides people with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the Department of Geography. On successful completion of the foundation year, students will progress to BA Geography.

The foundation year to this degree is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success. You will study within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed at degree-level study.

Course description

This course is about human life. We'll show you how to apply geographical concepts and skills to real-world problems in politics, culture, economics and social relations. You'll also learn how to evaluate solutions and policies proposed by others.

In the first year, about half the course is made up of compulsory modules in human geography. You will also get skills training.

The second and third years are a mix of compulsory and optional modules. Third year options include international field class modules. You can broaden your knowledge with modules in physical geography.

Throughout the course, you're free to take one module each semester in another department. You could use this time to learn a language or study a related subject such as politics or economics.

This course is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society.

What our graduates do

Our programmes will develop your ability to analyse global problems from a range of perspectives and at different scales. Our students gain benchmark geographical skills as well as transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. Your Geography degree can take you into a wide range of careers throughout the world: from policy and government, business and consultancy, to science, sustainability and the environment.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 20,800per 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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QUALIFICATION TYPE

Applications from non-mature applicants will only be considered where the applicant has not been in recent, full time, post-16 education or they have experienced extenuating circumstances which have had demonstrable impact on their level 3 achievements, evidenced through a completed DLL disrupted studies form.

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2020) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    147 69%

    20th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    20th

    41

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