College of Science - Swansea University

Bachelor in Geography and Social Policy - Grado en Geografía y Política Social

College of Science - Swansea University
  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
  • Precio:
    Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2015/16 are as follows:
    UK/EU £9,000
    International £13,400
  • Comienzo:
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  • Lugar:
    Reino Unido
  • Duración:
    3 Años
  • Condiciones:
    You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University´s scholarships and bursaries page.
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    BSc Geography and Social Policy
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    A degree in Geography and Social Policy allows students to explore many of the fundamental issues facing contemporary western societies. Geography provides students with an appreciation of the spatiality of societal processes, urban, social and economic challenges, and the influence of the physical environment in shaping this geography. Social Policy involves studying people’s wellbeing and welfare, and investigates the leading social issues and problems of the day, especially in areas such as health, housing, community, gender, family, child and youth wellbeing, and the issues raised by the ageing of our populations. Studying Geography and Social Policy offers students a range of highly complementary theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches to understanding and addressing the changes, challenges and needs facing society today.


    A levels: grades ABB-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: DDM plus A level grade B in Geography or a related subject

    Scottish Highers: ABBCC to include Geography (or a related subject) grade B

    Access to HE (Science or Humanities): Pass with Distinction (24 Dist to include 3 in Geography or a related subject, plus 15 Merits)

    Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass acceptable as equivalent to an A grade A level

    IB: 33-32 (including 5 in Geography at Higher Level)

    IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent English test

    All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and we will look at the whole application when deciding whether to make an offer of a place, including: the balance, nature and quality of A-level, AS and GCSE subjects (or equivalent); personal statement and referee’s comments.

    General Studies and Key Skills qualifications are normally excluded from our offers.


    Year 1 (Level 4)
    HE Level 4 Degree / HECert
    Students must choose between 50 and 70 credits from the following:

    Compulsory Modules
    Module Name
    The Sociology of Social Policy
    The Philosophy of Social Policy: An Introduction to Concepts, Ideas and Ideologies
    The Politics of Social Policy
    Environments of Social Policy
    Global environmental change: The human impact
    People Place and Nation
    Global Shifts: Towards a New World Order?

    Optional Modules
    Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

    Module Name
    Sgiliau Daearyddol
    Geographical skills

    Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

    Module Name
    Cynaladwyedd mewn byd bregus
    Sustainability in a fragile world

    Optional BA Modules
    Choose Minimum Of 10 credits from the following Modules:

    Module Name
    Methodoleg Maes Amgylcheddol
    Amgylchedd Cymru
    Cymdeithas Cymru Gyfoes
    Earth in action: an introduction to Earth Surface Processes
    Earth´s Changing Face
    Geographical Methods: Field Project Practicals (for Human Geography Students)
    Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies
    Moving Worlds: Mobilities and Migrations

    Year 2 (Level 5)
    HE Level 5 Degree / HEDip
    Students must choose between 50 and 70 credits from the following:

    Compulsory Modules
    Module Name
    Disability Policy
    Social Security, Poverty and Social Exclusion
    Housing Policy, Homes and Homelessness
    Models of Social Policy
    Family Policy

    Optional Modules
    Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

    Module Name
    Dadansoddi Data
    Data Analysis

    GEG263/GEG264 Research Methods
    Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

    Module Name
    Social Research Methods
    Environmental Research Methods

    GEG252 Fieldtrips
    Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

    Module Name
    Geographical Fieldwork skills: Austria
    Geographical Fieldwork skills: Mallorca
    Geographical Fieldwork skills: New York
    Geographical Fieldwork skills: Vancouver

    Optional JH BA or BSC Modules
    Choose Maximum Of 20 credits from the following Modules:

    Module Name
    Y Byd Peryglus
    Hamdden, Cymdeithas a Gofod
    Geomorffoleg Afonol
    Dangerous Earth: Understanding and Living with Natural Hazards
    Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
    Glacial Environments and Processes, past and present
    Creative Geographies
    Reconstructing Quaternary Environmental Change
    Regional Economic Development and Policy
    Marginal Geographies
    Boundaries and Connections in Social Geography
    Geographies of disease, health and well-being
    The Earth from Space: Monitoring Global Environmental Change
    Earth history
    Geological Record of Environmental Change

    Salidas profesionales

    Many students choose Geography because of the scope it provides for studying a wide range of current themes and issues, the important insights it offers for understanding our contemporary world, and the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice through fieldwork. However, what many students do not realise before coming to university is that a Geography degree also offers a broad range of employment opportunities, allowing graduates to pursue a flexible and varied career path.

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