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BSc (Hons) Physical Geography with Education

Aberystwyth University
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Course UCAS code: F8X3
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  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
In choosing to study this Physical Geography with Education Degree at Aberystwyth University you will be taught in one of the largest and longest-standing, Geography departments in the UK. The Physical Geography with Education degree course offers an interactive, varied and exciting course structure that combines theory, field studies and laboratory-based studies. You will be taught by world-class staff who will help you to develop your understanding of the physical processes shaping the earth, from sea to rivers, glaciers to volcanoes, including landscapes from the arid to the arctic. You will be given the option to travel on an international field trip in your second year of study. Aberystwyth is an area rich in natural beauty - as a student here you can't go far without catching glimpses of the sea, beautiful beaches, mountains or rivers. You will be able to able to apply for PGCE teacher training courses at either Primary or Secondary level. Also, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you will be guaranteed an interview for PGCE at Aberystwyth. This specialist BSc in Physical Geography with Education has been created for you to study the forces that shape the natural world, with the vocational benefit of understanding the latest theory and best practice of teaching in the twenty-first century. This science-focused course has a major/minor degree course structure, meaning that you will spend two-thirds of your time examining the natural forces which shape and reshape a variety of terrains, and one-third on the processes and tactics for teaching and learning. This course is perfect for aspiring teachers, tutors and lecturers with a particular interest in geography. You will find the study of Physical Geography with Education to be a highly complementary and stimulating experience with a strong vocational outcome. You can further pursue your interests by selecting from a range of optional modules, including Earth Surface Environments; The Dynamic Earth; Reading the Ice Age Record; Psychology of Learning and Thinking; Bilingual Education; Children's Rights; and Working with Play. This course is delivered by our internationally-renowned Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (IGES) and supported by the School of Education and Lifelong Learning. IGES is one of the largest Geography communities in the UK and the fascinating coastal, fluvial and biological geography around Aberystwyth is an ideal setting in which to get out and conduct regular fieldwork – especially if you choose the residential Geography Fieldwork module, in which you will look at the forces at work within the environment first-hand. This major/minor degree in Physical Geography with Education will be of great use to you in a range of graduate jobs, particularly in schools and colleges. Not only will you be thoroughly equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to apply for teacher training at primary or secondary level, you will also possess a high level of subject expertise in geography. For jobs outside the classroom, your abilities in fluent communication, data handling and the formation of compelling arguments will prove to be huge assets in any graduate workplace.
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15 January

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Aber is so amazing! The academic staff are brilliant, really helpful and encouraging to make you think outside the box, the uni is right next to a lovely coastline, so everyone goes down to the beach when the sun’s out to relax – a highlight of the year. The nightlife is also great, loads of bars in town and everyone’s up for it – you end up not needing the union (besides the legendary Bierkeller) after first year, there’s so much on in town.

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,000
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,000
Set for Year 1 for International at £15,200
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (undergraduate enquiries):
Tel. +44 (0)1970 622606
Email. [email protected]

School of Education (undergraduate enquiries):
Tel. +44 (0)1970 622103
Email. [email protected]

Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries):
Tel. 01970 622021
Email. [email protected]

Department of Geography and Earth Sciences (undergraduate enquiries):
Tel. +44 (0)1970 622606
Email. [email protected]

School of Education (undergraduate enquiries):
Tel. +44 (0)1970 622103
Email. [email protected]

Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries):
Tel. 01970 622021
Email. [email protected]

 
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