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Geography with Ocean Science BSc (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Geography explores the relationships between people, places and the environment. Choose to specialise or maintain a broad range of interests. A placement year offers valuable work experience. Ocean science focuses on aspects of physical oceanography including ocean circulation, shelf sea oceanography, tides, waves and coastal processes. Plymouth is the ideal setting, giving you hands-on experience of the physical geography of a dynamic estuary and coast within walking distance of campus.You will maximise your choice of option modules by studying geography as a major subject within a BSc combined honours degree. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, local and international fieldwork and tutorials. You’ll also gain excellent communication skills by working independently and as part of a team and learn from expert, accessible, supportive staff who are skilled researchers in their field.* Maximise your choice of option modules by studying geography as a major subject within a BSc combined honours degree. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, local and international fieldwork and tutorials.* Develop your understanding of coastal and marine processes and their interactions with marine biology and ecology, and the ways in which people choose to respond to, and manage, the coastal and marine environments. * Seize the opportunity to gain 'problem-solving' experience. You’ll also be equipped with advanced computer and information technology skills and expertise in other work-related areas.* Establish a sound knowledge base across all areas of ocean science, with options to study physical oceanography and meteorology, biological and chemical oceanography, and coastal oceanography.* Gain excellent communication skills by working independently and as part of a team and learn from expert, accessible, supportive staff who are skilled researchers in their field.* Benefit from our unique location in Britain's 'Ocean City', with glorious beaches, coasts, rivers and estuaries on your doorstep, and within sight of Dartmoor National Park and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,200per year

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

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 72 2

    25th out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    122 58%

    36th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    42nd

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    118 52%

    22nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    22nd

    6

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