Swansea University

Geography, BSc (Hons)

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Singleton park (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Singleton park (Wales)
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Description

Description
The BSc Geography degree from Swansea University 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.
A BSc Geography degree will develop your essential transferable skills, such as team working, communication, presentation, problem solving, and analytical skills and prepare you for a rewarding career in a wide range of areas, including:
environmental management
conservation
aid and development agencies
local authorities, education
financial planning
computing
business and retail management
regional and resource planning and insurance risk assessment
prepare you for postgraduate study in geography, Earth science or the social sciences

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Singleton Park (Swansea)
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University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP

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· Requirements

Entry Requirements For 2017 entry onwards: A levels: grades AAB-BBB or equivalent to include Geography or a related subject (for example, Sociology or World Development; Geology or Environmental Science; or an additional Science subject) BTEC: DDD-DDM plus A level grade B in Geography or a related subject Scottish Highers: ABBBC to include Grade B in Geography (or a related subject) Access to HE (Science or Humanities): Pass with Distinction (27-24 Dist to include 3 in Geography or an appropriate subject, plus 15 Merits) or equivalent); personal statement and referee’s comments. General...

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5.0 17/04/2016
What I would highlight: It was a good experience though flatmate were not that good last year. so overall not best in that aspect.
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What you'll learn on the course

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Human Geography
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Course programme

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGEG101Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Earth in ActionGEG102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Earth's Changing FaceGEG103Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Global environmental change: The human impactGEG104Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10People Place and NationGEG105Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Global Shifts: Towards a New World Order?GEG106Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Sustainability in a fragile world

Optional Modules

GEG100/GEC100

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Sgiliau DaearyddolGEG100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Geographical skills

AND

GEG108H/GEG108P/GEC109

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC109Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Methodoleg Maes AmgylcheddolGEG108HSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Geographical Methods: Field Project Practicals (for Human Geography Students)GEG108PSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Geographical Methods: Field Project Practicals & Tutorials (for Physical Geography Students)

AND

GEG111/GEC111

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC111Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Sgiliau Ysgrifenedig Daearyddol a Chynllunio Datblygiad PersonolGEG111Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Geographical Writing Skills and Personal Development Planning

AND

Optional Modules XGESS

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Can select GEC109 with GEG108H or GEG108P

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC109Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Methodoleg Maes AmgylcheddolGEC120Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cymdeithas Cymru GyfoesGEC121Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Cyflwyniad i'r Ddaear: Trosolwg daearegolGEG115Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Colonial and Postcolonial GeographiesGEG118Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Moving Worlds: Mobilities and MigrationsGEG119Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Urban Geography - An Introduction to production and consumption in the cityGEL121Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Introducing Planet Earth: an overview of geology

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

GEG259/GEC259

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC259Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Dadansoddi DataGEG259Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Data Analysis

AND

GEG268/GEC268

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC268Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Paratoadau Traethawd HirGEG268Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Dissertation Preparation

AND

GEG252 Field trip

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : This module has been pre-allocated to your module selections after our applications in April. Therefore any selection made here will be overwritten by the Geography Department.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEG252ASemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Geographical Fieldwork skills: AustriaGEG252BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Geographical Fieldwork skills: BerlinGEG252MSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Geographical Fieldwork skills: MallorcaGEG252MBSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Geographical Field Work Skills: Malaysian, BorneoGEG252NSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Geographical Fieldwork skills: New YorkGEG252VSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Geographical Fieldwork skills: Vancouver

AND

GEG263A

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose either the Human Geography (GEG/GEC263) pathway or the Physical Geography (GEG / GEC264)pathway.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEG263ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Conducting Social Research - Methods

AND

GEC263B & GEG263B

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC263BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Cynnal Ymchwil Gymdeithasol : ProsiectGEG263BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Conducting Social Research - Project

AND

GEC265 & GEG265

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC265Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Ymdrin â Daearyddiaeth DdynolGEG265Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Approaches to Human Geography

AND

BA & BSC Optionals

Choose Exactly 50 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Cannot select GEC206 with GEG206 or GEC251 with GEG251 or GEC275 with GEG275 as they are the Welsh and English equivalent of the same module.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Y Byd PeryglusGEC250Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Geomorffoleg AfonolGEC251Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Daearyddiaeth WleidyddolGEC275Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Daearyddiaethau Iaith GEG202Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10RiversGEG206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Dangerous Earth: Understanding and Living with Natural HazardsGEG208Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Geographic Information SystemsGEG217Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Creative GeographiesGEG219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Reconstructing Quaternary Environmental ChangeGEG221Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Regional Economic Development and PolicyGEG229Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Marginal GeographiesGEG236Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10The Earth from Space: Monitoring Global Environmental ChangeGEG237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Global Vegetation Patterns and DynamicsGEG251Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Political GeographiesGEG269Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Soil ScienceGEG270Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Urban ModellingGEG275Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Geographies of LanguageGEL203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Earth historyGEL204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Geological Record of Past Environments

OR

GEG264A/GEG264B

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose either the Human Geography (GEG/GEC263) pathway or the Physical Geography (GEG264)pathway.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEG264ASemester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Research Methods AGEG264BSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Environmental Research Methods B

AND

GEC266 / GEG266

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC266Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Ymdrin â Daearyddiaeth FfisegolGEG266Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Approaches to Physical Geography

AND

BA & BSC Optionals

Choose Exactly 50 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Cannot select GEC206 with GEG206 or GEC251 with GEG251 or GEC275 with GEG275 as they are the Welsh and English equivalent of the same module.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Y Byd PeryglusGEC250Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Geomorffoleg AfonolGEC251Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Daearyddiaeth WleidyddolGEC275Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Daearyddiaethau Iaith GEG202Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10RiversGEG206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Dangerous Earth: Understanding and Living with Natural HazardsGEG208Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Introduction to Geographic Information SystemsGEG217Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Creative GeographiesGEG219Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Reconstructing Quaternary Environmental ChangeGEG221Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Regional Economic Development and PolicyGEG229Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Marginal GeographiesGEG236Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10The Earth from Space: Monitoring Global Environmental ChangeGEG251Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Political GeographiesGEG269Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Soil ScienceGEG270Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Urban ModellingGEG275Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Geographies of LanguageGEL203Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Earth historyGEL204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Geological Record of Past Environments

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

None found.

Optional Modules

Dissertation GEG331/GEC331

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC331Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Traethawd Estynedig DaearyddiaethYou have not taken the required Pre Requisite modules for this selectionGEG331Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Dissertation Report: Geography

AND

DSG GEG332/GEC332

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEC332Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Cefnogaeth Traethawd HirGEG332Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)10Dissertation Support: Geography

AND

GEC333

Choose Exactly 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : GEB301 applications for this module will be during teaching block 2 in your 2nd year. If successful your allocation of this module will be added by the Teaching Administration Office directly onto your profile.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEB301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Interdisciplinary Field Course to the Indian Himalayas (Sikkim)GEC333Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Ffiniau Ymchwil DaearyddolGEG306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Violent GeographiesGEG328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Migration, Security and HumanitarianismGEG338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Spatial modelling and monitoring of plant species distribution and functional traitsGEG341Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Rural BritainGEG342Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Geographies of National IdentityGEG345Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Humid Tropical Environments and LandscapesGEG346Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Capital and Labour in the 21st centuryGEG347Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Meteorology and Atmospheric ScienceGEG348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Plate Tectonics and Global GeophysicsGEG352Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20World CitiesGEG354Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Environmental ModellingGEG358Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Climate of the last 1000 years

OR

GEG333

Choose Exactly 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : GEB301 applications for this module will be during teaching block 2 in your 2nd year. If successful your allocation of this module will be added by the Teaching Administration Office directly onto your profile.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEB301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Interdisciplinary Field Course to the Indian Himalayas (Sikkim)GEG306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Violent GeographiesGEG328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Migration, Security and HumanitarianismGEG333Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Geographical Research FrontiersGEG338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Spatial modelling and monitoring of plant species distribution and functional traitsGEG341Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Rural BritainGEG342Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Geographies of National IdentityGEG345Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Humid Tropical Environments and LandscapesGEG346Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Capital and Labour in the 21st centuryGEG347Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Meteorology and Atmospheric ScienceGEG348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Plate Tectonics and Global GeophysicsGEG352Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20World CitiesGEG354Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Environmental ModellingGEG358Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Climate of the last 1000 years

OR

GEC334

Choose Exactly 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : GEB301 applications for this module will be during teaching block 2 in your 2nd year. If successful your allocation of this module will be added by the Teaching Administration Office directly onto your profile.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEB301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Interdisciplinary Field Course to the Indian Himalayas (Sikkim)GEC334Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Lleoliad GwaithGEG306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Violent GeographiesGEG328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Migration, Security and HumanitarianismGEG338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Spatial modelling and monitoring of plant species distribution and functional traitsGEG341Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Rural BritainGEG342Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Geographies of National IdentityGEG345Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Humid Tropical Environments and LandscapesGEG346Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Capital and Labour in the 21st centuryGEG347Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Meteorology and Atmospheric ScienceGEG348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Plate Tectonics and Global GeophysicsGEG352Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20World CitiesGEG354Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Environmental ModellingGEG358Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Climate of the last 1000 years

OR

GEG334

Choose Exactly 80 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : GEB301 applications for this module will be during teaching block 2 in your 2nd year. If successful your allocation of this module will be added by the Teaching Administration Office directly onto your profile.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceGEB301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Interdisciplinary Field Course to the Indian Himalayas (Sikkim)GEG306Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Violent GeographiesGEG328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Migration, Security and HumanitarianismGEG334Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Work PlacementGEG338Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Spatial modelling and monitoring of plant species distribution and functional traitsGEG341Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Contemporary Rural BritainGEG342Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Geographies of National IdentityGEG345Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Humid Tropical Environments and LandscapesGEG346Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Capital and Labour in the 21st centuryGEG347Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Meteorology and Atmospheric ScienceGEG348Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Plate Tectonics and Global GeophysicsGEG352Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20World CitiesGEG354Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Environmental ModellingGEG358Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Climate of the last 1000 years