BSc Geography (F800)

2019 entry
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UCAS code F800
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2018 entry only. Fees for 2019 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2018.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £20,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BSc Geography

In year one you will receive an advanced overview of both human and physical geography and will develop a wide range of geographical and scientific skills. The following years are organised around specialist units from human and/or physical geography.

Physical geography units reflect our staff's research skills in glaciology, hydrology and environmental change.

Human geography units provide in-depth study of cultural, economic and social geography, emphasising the importance of theory and methods for analysing contemporary geographical problems and policies. Topics range from economic development and global politics to inequalities of health and contemporary social theory.

In addition to specialist units, you will take core elements that develop your analytical skills, including the use of specialised computer software, statistics and data collection in the field.

Field trips and practical work are key components of the course. In year one there are UK residential trips and an informal weekend where you can meet fellow students before term starts. In year two there are field trip opportunities overseas.

The skills that you acquire throughout your studies will be applied in a self-directed dissertation project, which comprises a large part of the degree.

View all our Geography courses

See a list of all Geography degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BSc Geography - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA in any subjects, or AAB in three geography-related subjects
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB in any subjects, or BBB in three geography-related subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, or 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level including three geography-related subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, or 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level including three geography-related subjects
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Humanities or Social Sciences) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Geography or a subject related to Geography
BTEC offer DDD 
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB or Advanced Higher: AB in two Geography-related subjects and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, or 80% overall including 8.5, 8.5, 8.0 in three geography-related subjects
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Geography-related subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computing, Design and Technology: Product Design 3D, Environmental Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Information Communication Technology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific grades required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2018 entry and will be updated for 2019 entry in summer 2018.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

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Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) for the purpose of recognising the delivery of geographical knowledge, understanding, skills, approaches and attributes expected of high quality geography graduates.

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