College of Science - Swansea University

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

College of Science - Swansea University
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  • 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:
    Información no disponible
  • 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 Grado se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    BSc Geography and Social Policy


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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