What will I learn?

Why BA Geography (2 years fast-track)?

On this accelerated degree you will graduate in 2 years and therefore save money on tuition fees, accommodation and general living costs. You will stand out from the crowd, demonstrating drive, focus and employability. It also means that you will start earning or begin postgraduate study a year earlier. The faster pace of study is made achievable by this well-structured degree, involving some concentrated intervals of work in the early summer. Your academic programme will focus on population, migration, conflict, development, global crime, health and ageing. These present some of the most pressing social challenges of this century, are inherently geographical in nature and are the focus of our BA Geography degree. With this world view, breadth of content and the development of an extensive range of research skills, geography graduates continue to be highly sought after across a vast range of employment sectors. On this Royal Geographical Society-accredited degree, you'll progress from field training in the UK to field research overseas, forging unforgettable field experiences in the landscapes of Europe, Africa and the Americas. The flexibility of our degrees mean that you have the option to select Physical Geography themes on our companion BSc course or indeed switch to the BSc up until the end of Year 1. You can also benefit from our internship and professional experience modules, gaining a competitive edge by networking with potential employers and gaining academic credit towards your degree.

Why University of Gloucestershire?

We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.

After the course

Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.

Which department am I in?

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,680.00 (US$ 18,114) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2020

Venue

Main Site

Park Campus,

The Park,

Cheltenham,

Gloucestershire,

GL50 2RH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need one of the following qualifications and US Grade 11 English minimum 65%: High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or above; ACT with a score of 21 or above; and SAT I with a score of 1500 or above. They also need one of the following or a combination of the following qualifications: 2 Advanced Placement Tests with Grade 3 or above; 2 International Baccalaureate Certificates; 2 SAT II subject tests with 550 or above in each; 3 College Level Classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above; and 3 High School Honours Classes with a GPA of 2.7 or above. IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

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About this uni

Set across three campuses, the University of Gloucestershire offers the chance to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK.

  • Top 10 in the UK for student support (Whatuni Awards 2017)
  • 50 clubs and societies for students to join
  • 94% graduates in work within six months (DLHE 2015/16)
  • Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017)