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BSc (Hons) Geography with Ocean Science (Sandwich)

University of Plymouth
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Course UCAS code: F8F7
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  • BSc (Hons), Sandwich , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Geography explores the relationships between people, places and the environment. Choose to specialise or maintain a broad range of interests. A placement year offers valuable work experience. Ocean science focuses on aspects of physical oceanography including ocean circulation, shelf sea oceanography, tides, waves and coastal processes. Plymouth is the ideal setting, giving you hands-on experience of the physical geography of a dynamic estuary and coast within walking distance of campus. You will maximise your choice of option modules by studying geography as a major subject within a BSc combined honours degree. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, local and international fieldwork and tutorials. You’ll also gain excellent communication skills by working independently and as part of a team and learn from expert, accessible, supportive staff who are skilled researchers in their field. * Maximise your choice of option modules by studying geography as a major subject within a BSc combined honours degree. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, local and international fieldwork and tutorials. * Develop your understanding of coastal and marine processes and their interactions with marine biology and ecology, and the ways in which people choose to respond to, and manage, the coastal and marine environments. * Seize the opportunity to gain 'problem-solving' experience. You’ll also be equipped with advanced computer and information technology skills and expertise in other work-related areas. * Establish a sound knowledge base across all areas of ocean science, with options to study physical oceanography and meteorology, biological and chemical oceanography, and coastal oceanography. * Gain excellent communication skills by working independently and as part of a team and learn from expert, accessible, supportive staff who are skilled researchers in their field. * Benefit from our unique location in Britain's 'Ocean City', with glorious beaches, coasts, rivers and estuaries on your doorstep, and within sight of Dartmoor National Park and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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In your first year, lectures, tutorials, practicals and local fieldwork in physical geography will strengthen your knowledge and introduce new ideas and techniques. Geography modules include geomorphology, population and development and practising physical or practising human geography. You’ll complete ocean science foundation modules, covering aspects of oceanography and meteorology. In your second year, you’ll specialise in physical geography options (fieldwork options may also be chosen). Geography modules include the principles and practice of geographical research, sustainability policies and practices, and geography and employability. You’ll also have a chance to study in Europe, North America or Australia. Develop ocean science knowledge through modules covering large-scale ocean dynamics and mixing processes and tides, waves and coastal processes. In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation on your choice of geography or ocean science research topic and take further geography option modules. Fieldwork options outside the UK are offered. You’ll also complete ocean science modules exploring shelf sea oceanography, estuarine processes and further aspects of waves and coastal processes. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
Assessment Methods:
18% of assessment is by exam, 70% by coursework and 12% practical assessment
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15 January

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If you're looking for a uni with great new facilities, a wide range of courses and supportive staff, based in a city with great night life, places to eat and shops- but also less than an hour from some great beaches or rural Dartmoor, then Plymouth might just be what you are after. Plymouth offers a wide range of courses, with some more specialist options, especially relating to marine and coastal engineering and science- and the SU has a huge range of societies and sports to join, so you're bound to find something that matches your interests.

Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
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Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Admissions:
Tel. +44 (0) 1752 585858
Email. [email protected]

Admissions:
Tel. +44 (0) 1752 585858
Email. [email protected]

 
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