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BA in Human Geography (with integrated year studying abroad) (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Human Geography

Course Description

Aberystwyth University's Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is one of the most established and experienced departments of its kind. Aberystwyth University offers you the unique opportunity to study geography in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe and at the same time enhance your employability with our integrated year in industry programme.

Set 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 accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) will equip you with the academic and enhanced employability skills.

As a large dynamic Geography community we are able to offer you an extremely broad range of geographical specialism, opportunities and facilities:

  • Current trends in Geohazards;
  • Urban sustainability;
  • Regional Development;
  • Political and Cultural geography;
  • Fieldwork opportunities in New Zealand, Crete, New York, and Ireland;
  • Travel awards available each year to fund your own adventures (up to £400);
  • State of the art teaching facilities with the latest technology to enhance learning;
  • Fully stocked laboratories with an array of analytical instruments e.g. massspectrometers and core scanners of which can be used for fieldwork and independent study;
  • Experience an international experience with your year studying abroad with our partner University across Europe and the rest of the world.

Aberystwyth University's Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is one of the most established and experienced departments of its kind. Aberystwyth University offers you the unique opportunity to study geography in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe and at the same time enhance your employability with our integrated year in industry programme. Set on...

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Course Content

In your first year you will be introduced to:

  • Key concepts in geographical study;
  • Issues and techniques in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical data;
  • Climate change;
  • Economic development;
  • Globalization.

In your second year you will:

  • Develop your computer research skills in preparation for your independent research project;
  • You will learn how to analyse quantitative and qualitative and qualitative data sets;
  • Produce maps and other graphical representations of geographical data;
  • Participate in a residential field trip overseas;
  • Choose optional modules to specialise or simply maintain a broad interest across Geography.

In your third year you will embark on your study year abroad.

In your final year:

  • You will undertake an independent research project involving collection, analysis and interpretation of your own data;
  • You will be allocated your own advisor who will provide expert guidance;
  • Choose optional modules on a diverse range of specialist topics.

In your first year you will be introduced to: Key concepts in geographical study; Issues and techniques in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical data; Climate change; Economic development; Globalization. In your second year you will: Develop...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120

A Levels BBB-CCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-26

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 A Levels BBB-CCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM International Baccalaureate: 30-26 European Baccalaureate: 75%-65%...

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Assessment Methods

We assess our students through a different range of methods. Some modules are assessed in part through traditional exams, but many have elements of coursework. We also have some modules that may require the student to produce practical reports, oral presentations, the design of web pages, production of short films, or contribution to online discussion forums. Some modules, notably the tutorials and field courses are assessed entirely through coursework. 

We assess our students through a different range of methods. Some modules are assessed in part through traditional exams, but many have elements of coursework. We also have some modules that may require the student to produce practical reports, oral presentations, the design of web pages, production of short films, or contribution to online discussion forums. Some modules, notably the...

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