BSc (Hons) Geography

Do you want a degree that will give you unforgettable experiences, alongside the essential skills that will improve your employability? Our BSc (Hons) Geography degree will take you from local to international fieldwork destinations, from rural Pembrokeshire to New York’s iconic cityscape, the hazardous, volcanic landscape of Sicily or working with communities in Uganda. Through this process of experiential learning, you will study contemporary and relevant issues that will engage you in an exploration of the political, economic, environmental, social and cultural activities that shape people and places in a global society. The physical environment will also be studied including the processes that shape and change it, and the tools we use to manage it.

Our Geography degree enables you to either choose to study human and physical geography, or you can choose to specialise and focus on physical or human geography elements in your final year, depending on what interests you the most. Whilst fieldwork is central to your geography experience you will also have the opportunity to engage in community projects as well as learning through a mixture of lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory work, including hands-on training in bespoke GIS and remote sensing labs.

What you will study

You can design your Geography degree around human or physical geography or focus on both elements, depending on your interests. Each year you will explore a diversity of critical issues challenging 21st century societies, environments and cultures, from local to global scales. You will also build your knowledge and skills through structured pathways of study which elevates the student learning experience and graduate employability to a significantly higher level through the opportunity for extended work placements, opportunities to work on real projects and Project Management

Year One:


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As well as making use of the great outdoors, our geology, geography and natural history students work in modern laboratories and classrooms. Our new George Knox laboratories are part of a 15m investment in science for the University, meaning you will be taught in new and well-equipped spaces. These join the Grade II listed Alfred Russel Wallace building, which is also used for teaching. Our students use a variety of fully equipped geographical information systems (GIS), media editing and IT laboratories,...

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Field trips

South Wales is a fantastic study location for Geographers, sitting on the edge of rural and urban environments. Cardiff, Wales’ capital city, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast are all close to the University. They provide exceptional fieldwork locations that can be explored in a day. We make full use of these locations across our earth and environment courses to cover the practical aspects of our modules.

We provide residential field courses in the UK and...

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Work and Study Placements

Our Geography degrees produce motivated and able graduates with a range of key skills. They are highly valued by employers for the scope of their knowledge, and have excellent communication and critical thinking skills. Laboratory work and field projects ensure our students have strong research and team working skills.

Employability skills and work-based learning are built into our geography courses. For example, in the first year of our geography courses, we identify the skills and experiences...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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