United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

Physical Geography (including Integrated Year in Industry)

Aberystwyth University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is one of the most established and experienced departments of its kind with a strong reputation of excellence in teaching and learning. This three year Bachelor of Science honours degree in Physical Geography 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 degree will equip you with the skills, abilities and expertise to face and engage with the challenges facing society today. This course will provide you with an opportunity to undertake a work experience placement for one year, allowing you to gain the vital skills that employers are seeking. You will also be giving yourself a head-start in the competitive job market, where employment for graduates is becoming increasingly competitive. This will be a fantastic opportunity to explore Geography in the workplace, experience learning in a different environment and make friends for life. You will study in a University that is ranked top 4 in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2016). 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 to name a few.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • 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
  • International Year 1 £14,750