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Geography is the study of the Earth's surface, with particular emphasis on the relationships between people and their environment. Few other subjects cover such a diversity of phenomena, combining elements of the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities.

You would normally apply for a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree if you wish to study other science courses as well as your Geography courses during your degree, if you intend to specialise in Physical Geography, and/or if you wish to emphasise your science training beyond university.

However, your Geography degree provides great flexibility. After all, one of the great things about Geography is that it offers the widest possible curriculum, from studies of intercultural relationships, to deep understanding of the earth system.

Geography is the study of the Earth's surface, with particular emphasis on the relationships between people and their environment. Few other subjects cover such a diversity of phenomena, combining elements of the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. You would normally apply for a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree if you wish to study other science courses as...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Global Worlds, Global Challenges (GG1008) - 15 Credit Points

Global Worlds, Local Challenges (GG1510) - 15 Credit Points

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Optional Courses

Select a further 90 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Skills and Techniques in Geosciences (GG2508) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select at least three of the following:

  • Physical Environments (GG2013)
  • Space, Economy and Society (GG2014)
  • Environment and Society (GG2509)
  • Mapping and Monitoring the Environment (GG2510)

Plus select further credit points from courses of choice to gain a total of 120 credits.

Physical Environments (GG2013) - 15 Credit Points

Space, Economy and Society (GG2014) - 15 Credit Points

Environment and Society (GG2509) - 15 Credit Points

Mapping and Monitoring the Environment (GG2510) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Skills and Techniques in Geosciences (GG2508) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select at least three of the following:

  • Physical Environments (GG2013)
  • Space, Economy and Society (GG2014)
  • Environment and Society (GG2509)
  • Mapping and Monitoring the Environment (GG2510)

Plus select further credit points from courses of choice to gain a total of 120 credits.

Physical Environments (GG2013) - 15 Credit Points

Space, Economy and Society (GG2014) - 15 Credit Points

Environment and Society (GG2509) - 15 Credit Points

Mapping and Monitoring the Environment (GG2510) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Geography Dissertation (GG4023) - 30 Credit Points

Geographical Issues (GG4537) - 30 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select further 60 credit points from courses of choice, of which at least 30 credits must be from level 4 courses.

Year 1 Compulsory Courses Global Worlds, Global Challenges (GG1008) - 15 Credit Points Global Worlds, Local Challenges (GG1510) - 15 Credit Points Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001) Optional Courses Select a further 90 credit points from courses of...

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB*

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB*

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB*

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

* Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB*

Minimum: BBC*

Adjusted: CCC*

* Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL*.

* Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB*, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above)

* Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB* Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB* Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
  • practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and
  • written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of...

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