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BSc (Hons) Geography with Foundation Year (Sandwich including foundation year)

Liverpool John Moores University
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Course UCAS code: F801
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  • BSc (Hons), Sandwich Including Foundation Year , Duration: 5 Years
Course Summary:
The BSc (Hons) Geography with Foundation Year at Liverpool John Moores University is the ideal course if you are interested in this subject but lack the necessary qualifications to study it at degree level. - Field trips to Spain, the Lake District, North Wales and the North West coast included in fees* - Additional opportunities for overseas field trips to places such as Crete, Santorini and Iceland* - Focus on practical and field based learning activities so students develop applied skills and graduate work ready - Access to brand new, state-of-the-art Geographical Information Systems and analytical equipment - Regular extra curricular employability events, giving students the opportunity to network with high profile companies - Options to undertake work placements of 4-6 weeks and/or 12 months - Options to study abroad for part of the degree with support from schemes such as the Go Global Fund and Erasmus+ - International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more *There are no costs for day field trips for core and optional modules. Residential field-trips associated with core modules will include flights, in country travel and half-board accommodation costs. Optional field-trips will have costs involved. Locations may be subject to change.
Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Level 3 •Skills & Perspectives 1 •Skills & Perspectives 2 •Building Blocks of Life •Wildlife Studies •Anatomy and Physiology •Understanding the Environment Level 4 •Methods, Skills and Careers 1 •Methods, Skills and Careers 2 •Earth Systems •Landforms and Landscapes •Natural Resources and Hazards •Environment, Society and Sustainability Level 5 • GIS and Employability • Project Design and Management • International Geography The following options are typically offered: • Globalisation and Development • Climate Change • Terrestrial and Marine Systems • Urban Geography • World Archaeology • Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Society Sandwich degree: •Year-long placement Level 6 • Dissertation The following options are typically offered in Level 6: •Work Based Learning •Environmental Change •Mediterranean Environments •Geoforensics •Sustainable Natural Heritage •Environmental Modelling and GIS •Coastal and Marine Management •River Monitoring and Management Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.
Assessment Methods:
Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, usually a combination of exams and coursework. We acknowledge that all students perform differently depending on the way they are assessed. This is why we use a range of assessment methods and a combination of exams (40%) and coursework (60%) for each module, though some practical modules are assessed by coursework only. Exams may include multiple choice, short answer, problem-based learning and essay questions. Coursework may be in the form of fieldwork/practical reports, data handling, GIS maps, oral presentations, poster presentations, group discussions, essays or practical skills evaluations. Some assignments are done in groups. Your final year research project will be assessed by literature review and scientific write-up.
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15 January

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You'll have such a gret time at John Moores, you won't want to leave! Liverpool is a fantastic city to live in, really vibrant and it really feels like being at the heart of something. The Raz (or The Blue Angel to the uninitiated) is a great club. There’s also amazing shops and cafes down Bold Street, and there are loads of interesting societies to keep you busy. The uni is incredibly supportive, with a responsive SU and fascinating tutors who are always ready to help out with your studies.

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £10,600
Faculty of Science:
Tel. 0151 231 2888
Email. [email protected]

Faculty of Science:
Tel. 0151 231 2888
Email. [email protected]

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  • Invictus7's avatar by Invictus7 on 25th July 2019
    Better than a lot of other unis but that’s not saying much, the city, night life and other students make it much more bearable
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Top notch! Great city, great students!
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