Aberystwyth University

351–400 th
World University Rankings 2019
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Physical Geography

This four year integrated Masters degree in Physical Geography provides you with a superb opportunity to follow your interests in geography in greater depth and develop research skills. The programme provides a comprehensive overview of geography through a series of core modules and enables you to choose optional modules in areas of your particular interest. Aberystwyth University’s Department of Geography Earth Sciences is one of the most established and experienced departments of its kind and has a strong reputation for excellence in teaching and learning. Aberystwyth University offers you an opportunity to study geography in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe. Situated 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 integrated Masters degree in Geography will equip you with the skills, abilities and expertise to face and engage with the challenges facing society today. The advantage of choosing an integrated Masters degree is that you can apply for a four year student loan for the full duration of the course, rather than seeking funding for a Masters after completing your first degree. 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. You will study in a department that has scored 90% student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS, 2017). Our department is also ranked best in Wales on of the top 20 in the UK for the subject area of Geography and Environment Science ( The Good University Guide 2018, The Times & Sunday Times). As a large dynamic Geography community we are able to offer you an extremely broad range of geographical specialisms, opportunities and facilities: + River catchment processes; + Glaciology; + Biogeography; + Quaternary Environmental change; + Current trends in Geohazards; + Urban sustainability; + Regional Development; + Political and Cultural geography; + 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 learn and benefit from our modern facilities with the latest technology to enhance learning and our 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.

  • Qualification
    Master of Science/MSci
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £15,000
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000