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Physical Geography BSc (Hons)

UK

What will I learn?

Aberystwyth University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is one of the most established and experienced departments of its kind and offers you an opportunity to study human 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 three year Bachelor of Science honours degree in Physical Geography will equip you with the skills, abilities and expertise to face and engage with the challenges facing society today. As a large dynamic Geography community we are able to offer you an extremely broad range of geographical specialisms, opportunities and facilities which include: 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. If you are interested in studying abroad or undertaking a work experience placement then our sister courses Physical Geography with integrated studying abroad (F845) and Geography with integrated year industry (F846) will be of interest to you. The syllabus of these two courses are identical to this course F840, however, you will have an additional year to undertake a study abroad or work experience placement.Our graduates have, for example, found employment as environmental consultants, planners, civil servants, surveyors, and in education to name a few.

Which department am I in?

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£17,525.00 (US$ 21,094) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

25 September 2023

Venue

Main Site (Aberystwyth)

Penglais Campus,

Penglais Road,

Aberystwyth,

Ceredigion,

SY23 3DD, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

ACT Composite scores of 25 (depending on the subject to be studied); Students requires 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth is one of the best universities in the UK for students looking to receive a world-class, research-led education.

  • Centre of excellence for research quality
  • University of the year for teaching quality (2019)
  • Top university in England & Wales for student satisfaction

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