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Bachelor of Geography (Hons)
Bachelor of Geography (Hons)

Bachelor of Geography (Hons)

  • ID:UH440084
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

An understanding of the world from social, economic, political and environmental perspectives has never been more critical. A geography degree will give you an in-depth understanding of our rapidly changing world by combining elements of both physical and human geography. Fieldwork learning, and practical application are at the heart of this course, and you'll develop skills using our own field station, specialist laboratories and geographical information analysis facilities whilst also benefitting from our unique location in terms of planning and urban design. Your studies include two fully-funded field trips in the UK and Switzerland. Throughout the course you can explore topics such as sustainability, globalisation, climate change, food scarcity, earth surface processes and landforms, natural hazards, glaciology, environmental problem solving, demography, migration, urban place making, transport, future mobility, planning and development, leisure, tourism and identity, marginalisation, exclusion and geopolitics.

  • No additional charges for compulsory residential field courses in Year 1 and Year 2.
  • High student satisfaction and a good study community
  • Regular opportunities for students to assist staff with glaciology research and to undertake fieldwork in pursuit of final year dissertations in locations including Iceland, Switzerland and the High Arctic.
  • Working with employers in Hertfordshire to address pressing environmental challenges, helping them save energy, reduce waste and put effective techniques in place to manage their environmental impact.
  • Working with voluntary organisations to support community energy - overcoming the barriers to installing solar panels on school buildings and improving a community energy toolkit.
  • Opportunities to get involved in ecology activities at Bayfordbury such as beekeeping, bat watching, coppicing, etc.
  • Active research community

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Ecosystems and Environmental Change, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to Field Research, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Dynamic Earth, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • The Earth System, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Geographical and Environmental Thought, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Cultural and Historical Geography, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Space, Place and Future Mobility, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Political and Economic Geography, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Essential Study Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • People, Place and Movement, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Enhancing Employability, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Research Design and Methods, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Environment, Conservation and Food, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Digital Geography, 30 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Natural Hazards and Disaster Reduction, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Urban Place Making, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Placement - GE, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Solving Environmental Problems, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Year Abroad - GE, 0 Credits, Optional
  • Leisure, Tourism and Identity, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Glacial and Periglacial Systems, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Digital Geography and Location Intelligence, 30 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Geography graduates are highly sought after in a wide range of professions. Our graduates have found successful careers within local government, town and country planning, recreational and habitat management, environmental resources management, teaching and private environmental consultancies as well as more general graduate recruitment schemes and postgraduate study.

Our graduates are highly employable and have excellent opportunities in a wide range of careers because of our varied curriculum, our strong emphasis on field and practical experience, our industrial placement year and our strong ties with professional bodies and employers in business, industry, regulatory bodies and government. Indeed, 90% of our students have gone on to work or study after graduation (Unistats, 2013).

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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