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Human Geography (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

BA Human Geography with integrated Foundation Year is delivered by Aberystwyth University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and is the most established and experienced department of its kind - with the unique opportunity to study geography in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe.

Set 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 degree accredited by Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) will equip you with the skills, abilities and expertise to face and engage with the challenges facing society today.

The integrated foundation year - designed for prospective students who do not have a sufficient or relevant academic background - is the perfect option to access this highly-sort scheme. In the foundation year, you will be brought up to speed on the fundamentals of Human Geography, providing a solid base for you to go on and enjoy the full undergraduate degree.

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four-year degree scheme.

In the first foundation year, you will be introduced to core components of Human Geography.

In your second year, you will be introduced to:

  • Key concepts in geographical study;
  • Issues and techniques in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical data;
  • Climate change;
  • Economic development;
  • Globalization;
  • Global Environmental Change.

In your third year, you will develop further in:

  • Computer research skills in preparation for your independent research project;
  • You will learn how to analyse qualitative data sets;
  • Produce maps and other graphical representations of geographical data;
  • Participate in a residential field trip in the UK or overseas;
  • You can also choose optional modules to specialise or simply maintain a broad interest across Geography.

In your final year:

  • You will undertake an independent research project involving collection, analysis and interpretation of your own data;
  • You will be allocated your own advisor who will provide guidance;
  • Optional modules as diverse as urbanisation, rural change, and regional policy will enable you to tailor your study to suit your interests.

What can I do with a degree in Human Geography?

Our graduates have, for example, found employment as environmental consultants, planners, civil servants, surveyors, and in education amongst many other things.

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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,600per year

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

Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 :

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh. For this degree scheme minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics is also required. GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Mathematics.

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University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

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

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

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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