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Geography

100% student satisfaction

National Student Survey 2018

100% employability

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2018

Fieldwork opportunities

Including week-long UK residential and international residential trips

UCAS code:
F800
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
3 Years
Academic year:
17 September 2018 - 21 June 2019
09 September 2019 - 19 June 2020
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Our Geography degree is perfect if you who want to learn about how natural and built areas affect our lives.

You can study a wide range of topics across the breadth of physical and human geography. This course will prepare you for many different careers, including:

  • landscape assessment and management
  • town and transport planning
  • environmental management and policy
  • tourism and heritage management
  • teaching.

Our staff are experts in their field but also friendly and supportive. You will study in small class sizes, work in excellent facilities and do free fieldwork.

We achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BSc (Hons) Geography

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BSc (Hons) Geography

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BSc (Hons) Geography

Course content

In Year 1 and Year 2, you’ll develop your knowledge of a wide range of physical and human geographical issues, from earth surface processes and cold environments, to urban sustainability, regeneration, geology and climate.

You’ll explore field investigation, data analysis, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

In Year 3, you’ll take a number of specialist physical and human geography modules to develop an advanced knowledge of your subject area, such as Glaciers and Ice Ages, and Food, Agriculture and Sustainability. You’ll also complete either a dissertation or a work placement project.

Our generous fieldwork provision is included in the cost of your tuition fees, so you won’t have to fund any additional costs. In Year 1, you’ll attend a residential weekend field course and have a number of regional field days. In Year 2, you will have a week-long UK residential field course, and in Year 3 you’ll go on a week-long international residential trip.

In Year 1 and Year 2, you’ll develop your knowledge of a wide range of physical and human geographical issues, from earth surface processes and cold environments, to urban sustainability, regeneration, geology and climate.

You’ll explore field investigation, data analysis, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

In Year 3, you’ll take a number of specialist physical and human geography modules to develop an advanced knowledge of your subject area, such as Glaciers and Ice Ages, and Food, Agriculture and Sustainability. You’ll also complete either a dissertation or a work placement project.

Our generous fieldwork provision is included in the cost of your tuition fees, so you won’t have to fund any additional costs. In Year 1, you’ll attend a residential weekend field course and have a number of regional field days. In Year 2, you will have a week-long UK residential field course, and in Year 3 you’ll go on a week-long international residential trip.

In Year 1 and Year 2, you’ll develop your knowledge of a wide range of physical and human geographical issues, from earth surface processes and cold environments, to urban sustainability, regeneration, geology and climate.

You’ll explore field investigation, data analysis, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

In Year 3, you’ll take a number of specialist physical and human geography modules to develop an advanced knowledge of your subject area, such as Glaciers and Ice Ages, and Food, Agriculture and Sustainability. You’ll also complete either a dissertation or a work placement project.

Our generous fieldwork provision is included in the cost of your tuition fees, so you won’t have to fund any additional costs. In Year 1, you’ll attend a residential weekend field course and have a number of regional field days. In Year 2, you will have a week-long UK residential field course, and in Year 3 you’ll go on a week-long international residential trip.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2018/2019 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2018-2019 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Geographical Skills & Tutorials
People & Places: An Introduction to Human Geography
The Dynamic Earth
Year 2 compulsory modules
Global Challenges
This Changing Earth
Urban Worlds
Advanced Practical and Fieldwork Skills for Geographers
Geographers in the Real World
Project Preparation and Planning
Year 3 compulsory modules
Advanced Geography & Environment Fieldwork

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

Facilities

Careers

Our graduates move into a wide and exciting range of careers. Some progress onto postgraduate study, and many go into teaching.

Popular graduate destinations include:

  • River and coastal zone management
  • Town and transport planning
  • Landscape assessment and management
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Tourism and heritage management

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

Our graduates move into a wide and exciting range of careers. Some progress onto postgraduate study, and many go into teaching.

Popular graduate destinations include:

  • River and coastal zone management
  • Town and transport planning
  • Landscape assessment and management
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Tourism and heritage management

Our graduates move into a wide and exciting range of careers. Some progress onto postgraduate study, and many go into teaching.

Popular graduate destinations include:

  • River and coastal zone management
  • Town and transport planning
  • Landscape assessment and management
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Tourism and heritage management

Our graduates move into a wide and exciting range of careers. Some progress onto postgraduate study, and many go into teaching.

Popular graduate destinations include:

  • River and coastal zone management
  • Town and transport planning
  • Landscape assessment and management
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Tourism and heritage management

Assessment

Geography employs an innovative range of assessments including essays, examinations and class tests, poster presentations, reports, logbooks, reflective diaries, data worksheets, oral presentations, video reports and webpage development.

Geography employs an innovative range of assessments including essays, examinations and class tests, poster presentations, reports, logbooks, reflective diaries, data worksheets, oral presentations, video reports and webpage development.

Geography employs an innovative range of assessments including essays, examinations and class tests, poster presentations, reports, logbooks, reflective diaries, data worksheets, oral presentations, video reports and webpage development.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Enabling Centre supports students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. 

Tim Harris
Tim HarrisCourse Leader

Tim's research interests include: Glacial and periglacial geomorphology, Climate Change, Quaternary Environmental Change, The Ice Ages in Britain and Pronival ramparts in Scotland and Iceland.

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For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,100 per year of study

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£12,500 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BSc (Hons)
Full-time
17 September 2018
Stoke-on-Trent campus
BSc (Hons)
Full-time
09 September 2019

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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