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BA in Geography (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Geography

Course Description

The environment is a major focus of teaching within the School and Geography is central to this. Students develop knowledge and transferable skills across traditional subject boundaries and address the major environmental challenges facing mankind today. We offer BA and BSc Honours degrees in Geography and a 4 year integrated Masters degree (MGeog).

The Geography programmes explore the physical, social, cultural and economic process that shape the world around us. Our courses place an emphasis on field visits and fieldwork as well as opportunities to enhance employability through professional placements and skills development.

The environment is a major focus of teaching within the School and Geography is central to this. Students develop knowledge and transferable skills across traditional subject boundaries and address the major environmental challenges facing mankind today. We offer BA and BSc Honours degrees in Geography and a 4 year integrated Masters degree (MGeog). The Geography programmes explore...

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Course Content

Our Geography degrees are modular and you will study 120 credits worth of modules in each year. Although some modules are, by necessity, compulsory, others can be chosen from a suite of optional modules allowing students to expand their studies into new areas or to develop specialisms that are of particular interest to them. Fieldwork is an integral part of the course with dedicated field study modules in each year in addition to field visits associated with subject modules. Students may also participate in the Geography Outdoors and Professional Placement modules.

Year 1 and Year 2

The 1st year focusus on key basic knowledge and skills. Students are able to switch between BA and BSc courses at the end of the first year if they wish.

The aim of the second year is to deepen your subject knowledge and widen your skills base. Modules cover key areas in physical and human geography and investigate major geographical debates. Students may convert onto the MGeog at the end of Year 2.

Year 3

In the final year, BA and BSc students complete their Honours Project; a piece of independent research designed and carried out by students (supervised by a member of staff). This is an opportunity to study in detail, a topic that particularly interests you. The optional year 3 study tour to Europe is seen by many students as a highlight of their course.

Our Geography degrees are modular and you will study 120 credits worth of modules in each year. Although some modules are, by necessity, compulsory, others can be chosen from a suite of optional modules allowing students to expand their studies into new areas or to develop specialisms that are of particular interest to them. Fieldwork is an integral part of the course with dedicated field...

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Entry Requirements

GCSE: Grade C/4 in Mathematics and English Language or Welsh. Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels: (including a C grade or above in A2 Geography).
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 or above in Geography at the Higher Level).
  • Access: Science or Environmental/Landbased or Humanities course (Merit grade required in the Geography element).
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Countryside Management or Applied Science: DDM
  • City & Guilds Extended Diploma in Countryside Management: Distinction
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Laboratory Skills: DDM
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma is not accepted.

GCSE: Grade C/4 in Mathematics and English Language or Welsh. Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels: (including a C grade or above in A2 Geography). International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 or above in Geography at the Higher Level). Access: Science or Environmental/Landbased or...

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