Aberystwyth University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is the most established and experienced department of its kind. Aberystwyth University offers you the unique opportunity to study geography in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe. 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 exciting, rewarding subject will allow you to explore the nature and impact of cultural, social, economic and political processes from the local to the global scale. You will have the opportunity to further develop your geographical skills and knowledge and extend your studies for a further year without having to specialise in a single area of geographical inquiry.This MArts course is rather advantageous as you can apply for a four-year student loan for the whole course, rather than trying to separately fund a Masters course following your first degree. Students on this course will have fieldwork opportunities in New Zealand, Crete, New York, and Ireland. We offer our students travel awards available each year to fund your own adventures (up to £400). You will benefit and learn in modern facilities with the latest technology to enhance learning and fully stocked laboratories with an array of analytical instruments e.g. mass spectrometers and core scanners of which can be used for fieldwork and independent study. 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 skill sets include: + Enhanced mathematical and computational skills; + Effective problem solving and creative thinking skills; + Information technology skills; + Ability to work independently and as part of a team; + Time-management, organisational skills; + Communication skills both written and oral; + Self-motivation and self-reliance. Our graduates have, for example, found employment as environmental consultants, planners, civil servants, surveyors, and in education to name a few.