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Physical Geography (with integrated year studying abroad) BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Aberystwyth University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is one of the most established and experienced departments of its kind with a strong reputation of excellence in teaching and learning. This three-year Bachelor of Science honours degree in Physical Geography offers you an opportunity to study geography in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe. Situated 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 will equip you with the skills, abilities and expertise to face and engage with the challenges facing society today. You will have an opportunity to study in one of our partnered Universities across Europe or even further afield in countries such as the United States of America, Canada, Australia to name a few. This will be a fantastic opportunity to explore a different country, experience learning in a different institution and make friends for life. **As a large dynamic Geography community we are able to offer you an extremely broad range of geographical specialisms, opportunities and facilities:**+ River catchment processes; + Glaciology; + Biogeography; + Quaternary Environmental change;+ Current trends in Geohazards;+ Urban sustainability; + Regional Development;+ Political and Cultural geography; + Fieldwork opportunities in New Zealand, Crete, New York, and Ireland;+ We offer our students travel awards available each year to fund your own adventures (up to £400);+ You will learn and benefit from our modern facilities with the latest technology to enhance learning and our fully stocked laboratories with an array of analytical instruments e.g. mass spectrometers and core scanners of which can be used for fieldwork and independent study. 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.**This skill set includes:**+ Enhanced mathematical and computational skills;+ Effective problem solving and creative thinking skills;+ Information technology skills;+ Ability to work independently and as part of a team;+ Time-management, organisational skills;+ Communication skills both written and oral;+ Self-motivation and self-reliance.Our graduates have, for example, found employment as environmental consultants, planners, civil servants, surveyors, and in education.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,300per year

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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

    35th out of 71 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    117 58%

    39th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    49th

    42
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    13th

    3

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