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Human Geography BSc (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

A key aspect of the Human Geography BSc course lies in its emphasis on the relevance of the subject. You will learn how to use the knowledge you accumulate to shape the views and actions of elected decision-makers, the voluntary sector and industry in order to improve society.The course explores geographical ideas and practice at various spatial scales, making connections between the local, regional, national and global levels. It covers the key social, cultural, political, economic, development and environmental components of geography and allows you to take specialist modules which build on your own interests and passions.You also have a valuable opportunity to translate your geographical knowledge into practice through a work placement module in the second year. This module enables you to ease your transition between education and the ‘real world’ by providing crucial work experience beyond the University.The course includes a wide range of learning opportunities, from workshops and seminars through to practical projects and field visits. Field study visits are a key aspect of the course. Previous destinations include Amsterdam, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Tanzania.Note that some field study visits involve additional costs to students.Distinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:the opportunity to study in a School consistently highly rated for its research excellencethe involvement of internationally reputed research staff who are active in both scholarly and practitioner/policy networksclose links with policy institutions in the UK, Europe and globallyaccess to a computing laboratory with high-quality printing facilities, GIS (Geographic Information System) and Edina digimap mapping facilitiesexcellent library and access to online journals and databaseslocal, European, and global destination field study visits to explore issues in real world case studies and deploy skills acquired through the degree into practicethe facility to undertake assessments in the Welsh language if preferred.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,450per year

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University information

Cardiff University

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  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 71 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    135 67%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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