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Physical Geography BSc (Hons)

University of Worcester

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UCAS CODE: F800

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Physical Geography studies the patterns and processes occurring within our natural environment, from the atmosphere to the biosphere. Our Physical Geography degree explores the processes that shape our planet and how they impact upon the human environment. With a strong emphasis on field work, you will have every opportunity to immerse yourselves in a range of different physical environments within the UK and overseas.The first year provides a foundation for a diverse range of specialist options in physical geography available to you in your second and third years of study. In year three, you will complete a dissertation which brings together the subject knowledge, skills and techniques you have learned in the degree to produce an independent and original piece of academic research on a topic of your choice.You will also enjoy exciting fieldwork opportunities, comprising both local day excursions and longer, residential fieldwork in the UK and overseas. Examples of current residential field course venues include the Lake District, Scotland, Switzerland, and California. There is also an opportunity to spend a Semester in Year 2 studying at a partner university in Europe, Canada, the USA, Australia or New Zealand.At Worcester, Physical Geography is all about the student experience. In addition to providing you with a supportive and friendly learning environment, our smaller class sizes allow you to develop an extensive range of field, laboratory and GIS skills. This is complemented by excellent access to a wide range of cutting-edge equipment. Our applied approach places you in a strong position when it comes to employment and further study.y.**Key Features**- 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020- Generous residential fieldwork provision in the UK and overseas (current venues include the Lake District, Scotland, California and the Swiss Alps; see fieldwork page for additional information).- Our degree programmes provide you with the transferable skills and expertise essential for future employment.- Our research feeds directly into our teaching, meaning you will be taught by academics who are experts in their field, ensuring you are kept abreast of the latest developments in geography- You have the option of taking a professional placement with one of a wide range of organisations, including local government, charities, schools, government agencies and environmental consultancies- Opportunity to spend a semester abroad in your second year - locations include Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.- Small classes, allowing for intensive fieldwork, practical work and more rewarding exploration of ideas- State-of-of the art facilities to support your learning, including survey-grade drones, 3 river monitoring stations, and a wide range of equipment to support research in atmospheric and river science**Learn more about the course at our Open Days**Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. Explore the campus, meet our lecturers and talk to current students. Find out more and book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days**Why the University of Worcester?**The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level.The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,100per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 104 - 120

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University information

University of Worcester

  • University League Table

    104th

  • Campus address

    University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    104 49%

    57th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.20 84%

    23rd

    9

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