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BSc in Geography with Environmental Forestry (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. Furthermore, we have been teaching forestry at Bangor for more than 110 years, and there has never been a more exciting time to enter the profession. This degree combines developing an understanding of the physical processes that shape the world with understanding relationship between humankind and the environment and how sustainable management of environmental resources can benefit society. The world’s forests, vital to the global ecosystem and covering 30% of the world’s land area, are key to this.

On this course students develop knowledge and transferable skills across traditional subject boundaries and will be prepared for the challenge of managing forests for the many benefits they provide, at a time of global environmental change. Our courses place an emphasis on field visits and fieldwork as well as opportunities to enhance employability through professional placements and skills.

The environment is a major focus of teaching within the School and Geography is central to this. Furthermore, we have been teaching forestry at Bangor for more than 110 years, and there has never been a more exciting time to enter the profession. This degree combines developing an understanding of the physical processes that shape the world with understanding relationship between humankind and...

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Course Content

Our 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 on the 4 year programme undertake a placement year in their third year allowing them to develop professional skills, work experience and to network with potential employers.

Year 1 and Year 2

The first year focuses on key basic knowledge within the subjects of geography and forestry and helps students to develop their study and research skills.

The aim of the second year is to deepen your subject knowledge and widen your skills base. Modules cover key areas in geography and forestry and investigate major debates and issues within the subjects.

Year 3

In the final year 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 third year study tour to Europe is seen by many students as a highlight of their course. Students also have the option to integrate the knowledge that they have acquired in the first two years to write a forest management plan for a local forest area.

Our 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...

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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
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry & Arboriculture: Distinction
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Laboratory Skills: DDM
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is 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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