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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

So many of the world's current issues are all about geography, and the need for future geographers to help us understand them has never been greater in our increasingly inter-connected world. As Michael Palin has said, “Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future.”Hertfordshire’s innovative BSc Physical Geography degrees help young people into work, and many employers prize the knowledge and skills that our students develop. Our friendly programme offers a fresh, dynamic, and applied approach to studying Physical Geography. We offer an engaging way to examine key global challenges by exploring physical, human and environmental issues and the connections between them. With us, you will gain an integrated understanding of the interactions between people, places, and processes. You will also enjoy the flexibility to address specific topics as part of your degree.Our programme provides a sound, all-round training, with flexibility to subsequently focus on those topics which interest you most. Following a common first year of interdisciplinary modules that tackle broad issues, you can tailor your Physical Geography degree with a range of more specialist modules in the second and final years. This means you can choose to study the topics that interest you the most and graduate with the knowledge to secure your desired career. In addition, you can opt to study the course over 4 years by including a sandwich placement or a year studying at one of our many overseas partners.Our Geography team are dedicated and personable, and we treasure our informal, ‘family’ reputation and sense of community. Our staff know our students, and our regular small-group tutorials in first and second years set us apart from many larger departments. **Why choose Hertfordshire?**- Our Geography programmes were among the first to be accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Our teaching and learning is aligned with professional development, and committed to your future using geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches- We've achieved the top Gold ranking in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2018- We emphasise fieldwork learning and practical application of knowledge, supported by our own specialist environmental field station, dedicated laboratories and facilities for geographical information analysis- Inspiring first and second-year field courses in the UK and Swiss Alps free of charge, and further field courses to a range of exciting overseas destinations- High student satisfaction, excellent student-to-staff ratios, and a strong study community- We enjoy a beautiful, leafy campus and excellent facilities, less than 30 minutes from London- Opportunities to use specialist equipment including geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, digital mapping software, unmanned aerial vehicles, and to develop vocational skills highly sought-after by employers- Staff research expertise in glaciology, natural hazards, environmental and landscape change, among other areas, as well as close links with geotechnics and civil engineering- Cutting-edge £50 million Science Building and outstanding learning resources, computing and online library facilities- Regular opportunities for students to assist staff with research and to undertake fieldwork in pursuit of final year dissertations in locations including Iceland, Switzerland and the High Arctic- Successful graduates have completed Masters degrees in climate change, natural hazards and disaster management, carrying out field monitoring of volcanoes, and finding employment in flood risk management- Working with employers in Hertfordshire to address pressing environmental challenges, helping them save energy, reduce waste and put effective strategies i

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 11,950per year

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University information

University of Hertfordshire

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB, England

Choose from over 300 degrees, all created with a specific industry in mind to help students achieve their career goals.
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Study with over 4,000 International students on an eco-friendly campus at one of the safest university locations in the east of England.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    79 37%

    71st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    52nd

    31

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