Aberystwyth University

301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Physical Geography with Education

This degree consists of two-thirds Physical Geography and one-third Education and is one of very few similar degrees in the UK. The Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University is one of the oldest and most well-respected departments of its kind in Britain. We are recognised as an elite place to study, being ranked within the Top 100 Geography Departments in the World (QSUWR 2016). 97% of our students are highly satisfied with the quality of our teaching (NSS Survey 2015), and over 97% of our students are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2014). We are positioned in the top ten of UK Geography departments with regard to its research power, providing a measure of the quality and depth of research (REF2014). Furthermore, 100% of our research was classified as having either outstanding or very considerable impacts in terms of their reach and significance. As a Physical Geography student you will have the opportunity to study environmental change, glaciology, fluvial processes, Earth resources, GIS and remote sensing, biogeography, and sustainability, guided by world-leading academics. Fieldtrips are aplenty, with an international fieldtrip in your second year. Recent destinations have included Crete, Ireland and New Zealand. In Education, you will learn about the impact of educational policy on children and schools, how children learn and the place of assessment in the education system. You will also be able to choose to study some other areas such as literacy development and you will have access to the department’s programme of employability activities, aimed at life after graduation. Combining Physical Geography with Education will enable you to develop key skills of analysis, communication and leadership, which will fit you for employment in a number of graduate careers in either of your subjects. You will also be able to apply for PGCE teacher training courses at either Primary or Secondary level.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • International Year 1 £15,000