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Physical Geography and Geology 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

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Physical geography and geology examines how the Earth’s surface is shaped by natural and human processes. This knowledge is key to addressing many of the complex sustainability challenges facing the planet. Our modules explore geohazards and risk, clean energy transitions, and long term environmental change. Students gain specialist academic, international fieldwork and laboratory skills providing a springboard to an exciting and diverse range of careers.* Our modules address critical sustainability challenges: reducing risk from natural hazards, harnessing cleaner energy sources and how to combat climate and environmental change.* Our approachable staff share their cutting-edge research and expertise through varied teaching practices in lectures, tutorials, practical classes and field courses.* Learn to apply the latest techniques in the field and laboratory. Our substantial fieldwork programme provides opportunities in a variety of UK and overseas locations including Death Valley USA, Spain and Sicily.* Study modules addressing the connection between physical geography and geology, such as ‘long-term landscape development’.* Improve your skills in our open access laboratory, LABplus.* Develop your confidence with your personal tutor, providing you with regular guidance throughout your degree.* Get support from students in the year ahead via our PALS mentoring scheme.* Live and study close to the sea, Dartmoor and two geological UNESCO World Heritage sites.* Receive essential field safety equipment free as part of your welcome package.* Work towards becoming a Chartered Geologist, our accreditation by the Geological Society, the world’s oldest and most prestigious national learned society for geology, helps you to gain the required experience.* Take the opportunity to spend your second year studying abroad in Europe, Canada, Australia, USA or elsewhere through our bilateral and ISEP exchange programmes.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,600per year

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

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

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The English Language Centre offers courses to help develop academic English language skills – both before (pre-sessional courses) and during students’ studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 71 2

    22nd out of 30 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    111 55%

    44th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    37th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    26th

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    117 53%

    22nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    23rd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    7th

    15

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