Students on the Foundation Geography pathway will study introductory physical and human geography modules, along with broader introductory natural science modules such as ‘Environmental Science’ and ‘Laboratory Skills’. An introduction to data handling and mathematics skills for natural scientists are also an essential part of the Foundation Geography Programme. Students are assigned a personal and academic tutor and will participate in small-group tutorial sessions throughout the programme. The tutorial programme covers key study skills training, such as essay writing, alongside small-group sessions on current themes in geographical research.
Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, students progress into one of the BSc or BA Geography schemes.
A levels: grades CCD or equivalent to include Geography or a related subject (for example, Sociology or World Development; Geology or Environmental science; or an additional science subject).
Welsh Baccalaureate: Pass acceptable as equivalent to an A grade A level.
Access to HE (Science): 27 Merits to include Geography or a related subject.
Unfortunately, we are unable to consider applicants with GCSE qualifications alone.
We welcome applications from those with non-traditional educational backgrounds, or relevant work experience, who have an interest in Geography.
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.
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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