Course Detail

Bachelor of Geography


Undergraduate

Geography embraces the study of human societies and their environment, and is one of the few subjects in which human and physical aspects of the environment are integrated. Our flexible degree programme enables students to gain an understanding of the major global, regional and local processes that shape our world and the challenges we will face in the future.

IntroductionOur degree provides fundamental skills and knowledge while allowing students to tailor their degree according to their interests and ambitions. There are three levels, outlined below.
Stage 1Students must take four core modules within Geography, which comprises:

• Human Geography: Society, Power and Culture
• Physical Geography: Earth, Fire and Ice
• Human Geography: Society, Economy and Population
• Physical Geography: Earth, Wind and Water

Students must then take a further two modules (or a single double-weighted module) from outside Geography.

Students typically choose modules offered by Anthropology, Archaeology-Palaeoecology, Biological Sciences, Planning, and Politics.
Stage 2Students must take three core modules, which normally comprises:

• Contemporary Approaches to Geographical Enquiry
• Geographical Research Skills
• Landscapes and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)


Students must then take a further three modules. Typical options (which occasionally vary slightly from year to year) include:

• Cultural and Political Geography
• Geographies of Economic Restructuring and Social Change
• Geomorphology
• Global Environmental Change
• International Fieldwork (select between Belgium, Mallorca and Malta)
• Sustaining the Biosphere

Students may alternatively select two of the above optional modules and select up to one module from outside Geography.


Students must then take a further three modules. Typical options (which occasionally vary slightly from year to year) include:

• Cultural and Political Geography
• Geographies of Economic Restructuring and Social Change
• Geomorphology
• Global Environmental Change
• International Fieldwork (select between Belgium, Mallorca and Malta)
• Sustaining the Biosphere
Stage 3Students must take one (double-weighted) core module, selecting between:

• Geography at Work
• Geography Dissertation

Students must then take a further four modules. Typical options (which vary from year to year) include:

• Advanced Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
• Arctic Environmental Change
• Climate Change
• Coastal Environments
• Environmental Geopolitics
• Environmental Geoscience
• Geoforensics
• Geographies of Contested Territories
• Geographies of Ethnicity
• Geographies of Global Finance
• Geography of War and Public Memory
• Geography, Science and Society
• Maps and Mapping
• Sea Level Change: Past, Present, and Future
• Spaces of Urbanisation

Students may alternatively select three of the above optional modules and select up to one module from outside Geography.



Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/5.5

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: £20,800 Per Year

Admission Requirements

A level requirements
ABB normally including A-level Geography + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4
Irish leaving certificate requirements
H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 normally including Higher Level grade H3 in Geography + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics
Access Course
Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70% normally including 70% in Geography (Physical and Human). GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or equivalent in Access Course.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
33 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level (normally including Geography at Higher Level) + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

Standard Level grade 4 would be acceptable in lieu of the GCSE requirement.
BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 120 credits at Distinction grade and 60 credits at Merit grade + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.

RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 660 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 420 GLH at Merit grade + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.

Extended Diploma/National Extended Diploma must be relevant
Graduate
A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree, provided any subject requirements are also met.
All applicants
Applicants not offering A-level Geography will be considered on an individual basis and will be required to have another appropriate subject at A-level. Please contact the Admissions and Access Service for further advice (admissions@qub.ac.uk).