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            BA

            Human Geography (with integrated year in industry)

            BA Human Geography (with integrated year in industry) Code L703

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            Key Facts

            L703
            • UCAS Tariff

              96 - 120

            • Course Length

              4 Year

            Further details on entry requirements

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            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, and provide 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 skills, abilities and expertise to face and engage with the challenges facing society today.

            Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

            92% overall student satisfaction for the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (NSS 2020).

            Top 10 in the UK for the subject of Geography & Environmental Science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

            97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 4% more than Physical Science graduates nationally, (HESA 2018*)

            Overview

            Why study Human Geography at Aberystwyth University?

            This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

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

            • current trends in Geohazards
            • urban sustainability
            • regional development
            • political and cultural geography
            • fieldwork opportunities in New York, Ireland and Wales
            • travel awards available each year to fund your own adventures (up to £400)
            • modern teaching facilities with the latest technology to enhance learning.
            Our Staff

            Department of Geography and Earth Science: lecturers are all qualified to PhD level or working towards a PhD.

            Modules

            Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

            Core

            Module Name Module Code Credit Value
            Place and Identity GS14220 20
            Researching the World: data collection and analysis GS13020 20
            Conflict and Change: the making of urban and rural spaces * GS10220 20
            Living with Global Change * GS11020 20

            Options

            Module Name Module Code Credit Value
            Earth Surface Environments GS10520 20
            How to Build a Planet * GS11520 20
            Key Concepts in Sociology GS16120 20
            Understanding Sameness and Difference GS15120 20

            Core

            Module Name Module Code Credit Value
            Concepts for Geographers GS20410 10
            Graduate Career and Professional Development CD20220 20
            Placing Culture GS22920 20
            Quantitative Data Analysis GS23810 10
            Geography Fieldwork * GS22420 20
            Level 2 Geography Tutorial * GS22110 10
            Lleoli Gwleidyddiaeth DA23020 20
            Placing Politics GS23020 20
            Researching People and Place * GS20510 10

            Core

            Module Name Module Code Credit Value
            Work Placement GSS0260 60

            Core

            Module Name Module Code Credit Value
            Geography Dissertation * GS34040 40

            Options

            Module Name Module Code Credit Value
            Cenedlaetholdeb a chymdeithas DA32220 20
            Contemporary Global Migration GS39120 20
            Geographies of Memory GS37920 20
            Geographies of the Global Countryside GS36820 20
            Landscapes of British Modernity GS36220 20
            Rheoli’r Amgylchedd Gymreig DA31720 20
            Urban Risk and Environmental Resilience GS37520 20
            World Regional Islam GS38420 20

            * Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

            Employability

            Employability is embedded within all courses provided by us. Our degrees provide a solid foundation for a vast array of careers across a range of sectors. In a rapidly shifting global economy, our graduates are adaptable and able to draw on a range of transferable skills, ensuring that they are always in demand. The year spent in industry as part of this degree will, however, provide you with specific skills and experiences that will be directly relevant to particular career paths.

            The skill sets include:

            • enhanced mathematical and computational skills
            • effective problem solving and creative thinking skills
            • information technology skills
            • the ability to work independently and as part of a team
            • time-management and organisational skills
            • communication skills both written and oral
            • self-motivation and self-reliance.

            What can I do with a degree in Human Geography?

            Our graduates have, found employment as environmental consultants, planners, civil servants, surveyors, and in education to name a few.

            International Opportunities:

            If you are interested in taking part in a study exchange programme, then perhaps our sister course (L704)?maybe for you.?

            DGES has also established Erasmus Exchange Programmes with the University of Bergen, the University of Oulu, Finland, and the University Centre in Svalbard, giving students the unique experience of studying in one of the world’s most extreme environments. We also have strong links with a number of universities in North America, where students can complete their second year of study. In recent years, our Exchange Co-ordinator has overseen placements at Purdue University (Indiana), the University of Alabama, the University of Georgia, the University of Montana and the University of Ottawa in Canada.

            Learning & Teaching

            What will I learn?

            The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

            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 Integrated Year in Industry.

            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
            • you will choose optional modules on a diverse range of specialist topics.

            How will I be taught?

            Our courses are taught through lectures, seminars, computer practical classes, small group tutorials, field courses, and individual supervision of project work.

            How will I be assessed?

            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.?

            Typical 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

            The University welcomes applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits, and offers can vary. If you are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. Details about the country-specific qualifications the University accepts can be found on our country-specific pages. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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