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BSc (Hons) Physical Geography with a Year in Industry

Swansea University

COURSE OVERVIEW

Geography is vital in our globally interconnected world. It helps us understand human-environment relationships, and how they vary across time and space. Geography allows us to discover, record and shape the places we inhabit today and in the future.

This three-year BSc degree is suitable if you know your main academic interest lies in the field of Physical Geography.

We cover themes including plate tectonics and global geophysics, glacial environments and processes and global environmental change.

At Swansea, there is a strong emphasis on fieldwork. Our location offers easy access to environments as varied as the Gower Peninsula, Brecon Beacons, rural west Wales and the urban industrial landscapes across south Wales.

You will have the opportunity to undertake overseas field courses in places such as Malaysian Borneo, Austria, Mallorca and Vancouver.

If you don’t have the necessary entry requirements to enter on to the first year of a degree, you may be offered a place on a degree course with an integrated foundation year.

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Our Geography degrees at Swansea University are designed so that you have the skills that today's employers are looking for. Geography graduates have a broad range of career options within sectors which include environmental management, aid and development agencies, conservation and regional and resource planning.

Our degrees will provide you with an understanding of the human world, the natural environment, and interactions between them and equip you with the practical, numerical and computational skills that are valued by many employers.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop your essential transferable skills, such as team working, communication, presentation, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

Geography is a popular subject because it provides a critical understanding of the modern world.

This understanding can be broadly applied in the world of work, creating a diverse range of employment opportunities for geography graduates.

We offer CV workshop and you will have access to our Employment Zone, which advertises work placements, part-time vacancies and graduate jobs. We have dedicated staff who will always be on hand to provide employability support, throughout your studies.

We take Employability seriously and you will leave Swansea University with much more than a degree, gaining invaluable life skills and experiences on your journey.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Advice and guidance on postgraduate study and funding
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

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Requirements

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£20,050 Per Year

International student tuition fee

4 years

Duration

Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time