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Do you want a degree that will give you unforgettable experiences, alongside the study of awesome geography and developing essential skills that will improve your employability? This course will take you from local to international locations; from rural Pembrokeshire to New York’s iconic cityscape, the hazardous, volcanic landscape of Sicily or Malta’s dynamic coastline, and to the changing face of communities in the Netherlands or Uganda.

Through this process of experiential learning, you’ll study contemporary, relevant issues that will engage you in an exploration of the political, economic, environmental, social and cultural activities that shape people and places in a global society. You will also study great aspects of the physical environment including the processes that shape and change it, and the tools we use to manage it.

Beyond a common first year, you will be able to choose to evenly balance your study of human and physical geography, or to specialise and focus on either the physical or human geography elements that really interest you, shaping your final geography degree.


Titulo de Bachillerato or the Selectividad with an average mark of 6.
Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) with an average mark of 6.
Técnico Especialista (Formación Profesional – segundo grado).
Ingeniero Técnico (from Escuela de Ingeniero Técnico).
Diplomado / Diplomatura.
English language qualifications:

GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score for Undergraduate of 80 IBT
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 169 with at least 162 in each component ; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE II Distinction or ISE III Pass for undergraduate courses
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests, in some cases, we may also be able to accept the communicator level (B2)
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 51 points in each element for the majority of undergraduate programmes
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.


You can design your degree around human or physical geography or focus on both elements, depending on your interests. Each year you will explore a diversity of critical issues challenging 21st century societies, environments and cultures, from local to global scales. You will also build your knowledge and skills through structured pathways of study.

Year One:

Landform Systems
The Earth
Place, Nation and Identity
Urban and Rural Change
Introductory Field and Research Skills
Analytical Techniques
Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Year Two:

City Life and Country Living
The Risk Society
Fluvial and Glacial Environments
Reconstructing Change
Managing Sustainable Development
Participatory Geography
Developing Field Skills
Environmental Resource Management
Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
Biodiversity and Biogeography
Research Methods
Year three:

Urban Geography
Rural Geography
Management of Environmental Hazards
Climatic and Environmental Change
Reading the Contemporary Landscape
Regional Geography Field Course
Work-Based Learning
Advanced Geospatial Analysis
Ecological Interactions
Year Four

The fourth year of this integrated undergraduate master’s programme allows you the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of geography that most interest you, providing opportunity for extended work placements, opportunities to work on real projects, and develop skills and experience to give you a competitive advantage.

Masters Project
Research Methods
Work-Based Learning
Principles of Geographical Information Systems
Participatory Action Research
Project Management
Based on the Glyntaff campus, you will learn through a mixture of lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory work. Fieldwork, both day and residential also provides the ideal opportunity for building your transferable skills. Hands-on training in bespoke GIS and remote sensing labs further develop your practical skills.

Your studies are designed to maximise your career potential. Progress Development Planning, Careers Workshops and Work-based learning are all built into the course. Engaging you in a range of participatory learning environments will encourage you to develop your portfolio of transferable skills, build confidence and become an employable graduate.Through this approach you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary for appreciating the relationship between human and natural environments and working to sustain their delicate balance.

Learning and teaching methods
The course involves a balance of lectures, tutorials, laboratory periods, computer classes and practical coursework sessions, in addition to local and residential field courses. This will provide you a wide range of learning opportunities and a superb set of experiences.

Salidas profesionales

The MGeog Geography will give you the edge over other geography graduates, enhancing your knowledge, skills and experience. As an experiential course it offers a truly transformative programme of study, particularly as geographers are ideally equipped to understand the world about them, their interaction with it and consider its future sustainability. This insight ensures that as a geography graduate you are highly employable in a wide range of professions.

Many graduates have developed careers in local authorities, environmental consultancies, the Environment Agency/Natural Resources Wales, the construction industry, the service sector, or the Civil Service. Other career opportunities for our graduates include contaminated land reclamation, waste disposal and recycling. You can find career opportunities in environment agencies and consultancies, town and country planning, public administration, retail management, utility companies, teaching or further study. The choice is yours.

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