Bangor University

Geography with Environmental Forestry BSc (Hons)

Bangor University
In Bangor

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Bangor (Wales)
Duration 3 Years
Start September
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bangor (Wales)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:

The environment is a major focus of teaching within the School and Geography is central to this. Furthermore, we have been teaching forestry at Bangor for more than 110 years, and there has never been a more exciting time to enter the profession. This degree combines developing an understanding of the physical processes that shape the world with understanding relationship between humankind and the environment and how sustainable management of environmental resources can benefit society. The world’s forests, vital to the global ecosystem and covering 30% of the world’s land area, are key to this.

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Bangor (Gwynedd)
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LL57 2DG


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· What are the objectives of this course?

The course aims to enable understudies to: Understand the key industrial, ecological, geological and social processes that have produced the distinctive features of the Snowdonian landscape. Appreciate how different landscape processes interact over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Demonstrate a critical and analytical attitude to the natural and managed environment. Interpret key landscape features in relation to relevant theories and methods.

· Who is it intended for?

Geography and forestry graduates are highly employable and are in demand due to the transferable skills and subject knowledge they develop during their studies. You will graduate with a widely respected degree that opens up career possibilities in public, private and non governmental organisations both in the UK and overseas.

· Requirements

The School range is 320 260 points on the UCAS Tariff. BTEC National Diploma in a relevant subject area.

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Reviews on this course

5.0 11/04/2018
What I would highlight: Since, its UK so living costs are not low. 800 pounds a month is the bare minimum to survive. Rent is approx 280-440 pounds a month (shared house) usually including internet, electricity and heat.
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5.0 26/02/2018
What I would highlight: If you're not then it's the perfect place for you: you can have fun just meeting new people from all over the world, plan an international dinner and have the time of your life while laughing.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Management
Skills and Training
Forest Ecosystems
Earth and Ocean Observation
Woodland Management
Forest Ecosystems & Services
Management Plan
Environmental Forestry
Ecosystem Services & Function
Forest Ecosystems & Services
Ecosystem Services & Function

Course programme

Our degrees are modular and you will study 120 credits worth of modules in each year. Although some modules are, by necessity, compulsory, others can be chosen from a suite of optional modules allowing students to expand their studies into new areas or to develop specialisms that are of particular interest to them. Fieldwork is an integral part of the course with dedicated field study modules in each year in addition to field visits associated with subject modules. Students on the 4 year programme undertake a placement year in their third year allowing them to develop professional skills, work experience and to network with potential employers. Year 1 and Year 2 The first year focuses on key basic knowledge within the subjects of geography and forestry and helps students to develop their study and research skills. Year 1 compulsory modules may include: Earth Systems and Processes Forestry in the 21st Century Introductory Research Skills Academic Tutorials Field Course: Making Snowdonia Ecosystem Services & Function The aim of the second year is to deepen your subject knowledge and widen your skills base. Modules cover key areas in geography and forestry and investigate major debates and issues within the subjects. Year 2 compulsory modules may include: GIS & Research Methods Climate Change Silviculture & Inventory Forest & Woodland Management Field Course: UK Optional modules may include: Water, Air and Soil Pollution Sustainable Development Earth and Ocean Observation Catchment Processes Geohazards Year 3 In the final year students complete their Honours Project; a piece of independent research designed and carried out by students (supervised by a member of staff). This is an opportunity to study in detail, a topic that particularly interests you. The third year study tour to Europe is seen by many students as a highlight of their course. Students also have the option to integrate the knowledge that they have acquired in the first two years to write a forest management plan for a local forest area. Compulsory modules may include: Honours Project Forest Ecology Rivers, Coasts & Oceans Optional modules may include: Forest Ecosystems Forest Ecosystems & Services Management Plan Current Environmental Issues Field Course: Tenerife Environmental Policy Renewable Energy Waste Management Global Food Security

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