501–600 th
World University Rankings 2020
57 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Physical Geography with Science Foundation Year - Keele University

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. The Science Foundation Year provides students with the opportunity to study, in a university setting, the skills and subject knowledge required to progress to a wide range of science degrees. This course provides a scientific background customised to your needs as well as enhanced study skills. A choice of modules is available from the life, physical, geographical and environmental sciences; mathematics; computing and psychology. After you have completed your Science Foundation Year, you could progress on to the Physical Geography programme. Discover new ways to understand and appreciate the natural world as you explore the rapidly evolving science behind Earth’s changing landscapes and environments. Our course has outstanding student satisfaction, zero-cost options for our overseas field courses, exceptional staff support for students, and a wide range of specialist option modules. Keele is a great place to study Physical Geography. We have a beautiful campus, excellent facilities and a really friendly atmosphere. In Physical Geography at Keele you will study the global environment, environmental change and fascinating landscapes, developing skills that will be valuable in a range of different careers. The course combines fieldwork, practical classes, tutorials and lectures that will give you confidence both in hands-on skills and in your theoretical understanding of the world around us. The first year provides a foundation for a diverse range of specialist options available in subsequent years. We focus particularly on research skills: you will learn to collect, analyse and interpret different types of data, and to carry out your own research using specialist software and equipment. Field courses are a real highlight of the programme, and recent destinations have included Iceland and Almeria. We have excellent facilities, and even provide drones for student use in the GIS classes!