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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Aberystwyth University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is one of the most established and experienced departments of its kind and offers you an opportunity to study human geography in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe. Situated on the coast of Cardigan Bay and surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain and grassland, the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is uniquely placed to make the most of the stunning landscapes that surround it, providing you with a fabulous variety of fieldwork and recreational opportunities. This three year Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Human Geography will equip you with the skills, abilities and expertise to face and engage with the challenges facing society today. **As a large dynamic Geography community we are able to offer you an extremely broad range of geographical specialisms, opportunities and facilities:**+ River catchment processes;+ Glaciology; + Biogeography; + Quaternary Environmental change; + Current trends in Geohazards; + Urban sustainability; + Regional Development;+ Political and Cultural geography; + Fieldwork opportunities in New Zealand, Crete, New York, and Ireland;+ We offer our students travel awards available each year to fund your own adventures (up to £400);+ You will learn and benefit from our modern facilities with the latest technology to enhance learning and our fully stocked laboratories with an array of analytical instruments e.g. mass spectrometers and core scanners of which can be used for fieldwork and independent study. Employability is embedded within all courses provided by us. Our degrees provide a solid foundation for a vast array of careers across a range of sectors. In a rapidly shifting global economy, our graduates are adaptable and able to draw on a range of transferable skills, ensuring that they are always in demand.**This skills set includes:**+ Enhanced mathematical and computational skills;+ Effective problem solving and creative thinking skills;+ Information technology skills;+ Ability to work independently and as part of a team;+ Time-management, organisational skills;+ Communication skills both written and oral;+ Self-motivation and self-reliance.If you are interested in studying abroad or undertaking a work experience placement then our sister courses Human Geography with integrated studying abroad (L703) and Human Geography with integrated year industry (L704) will be of interest to you. The syllabus of these two courses are identical to this course (L700), however, you will have an additional year to undertake a study abroad or work experience placement.Our graduates have, for example, found employment as environmental consultants, planners, civil servants, surveyors, and in education.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,600per year

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    126 60%

    33rd

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    16th

    10

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