On this physical geography course you'll examine patterns and processes in the natural environment and learn how to tackle contemporary global issues such as climate change, environmental pollution and rising sea levels. You'll develop your understanding of these changes in the context of long-term variability.

Integral to your degree is field-based learning, independent research and technical training. We use the space around us as our living laboratory: you'll spend time learning in Sheffield and exploring the Peak District during field classes. We'll show you how to use geospatial techniques such as computer programming and satellite observations, and how to use Geographical Information Systems to observe and monitor the Earth.

This BSc will give you the specialist, practical and transferable skills you need for your future career. Typically our physical geography graduates progress to careers in research, sustainability, meteorology, environmental consultancy, GIS analysis, business, policy and government.

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.

Royal Geographical Society (RGS)

BSc Award
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAB

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

A Levels + additional qualifications

| ABB + B in the EPQ; ABB + B in Core Maths

ABB + B in the EPQ; ABB + B in Core Maths

International Baccalaureate

| 34

33

BTEC

| DDD in a relevant subject

DDD in a relevant subject

Scottish Highers

| AAAAB

AAABB

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AA

B + AB

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant Social Science or Humanities subject, with 45 credtis at Level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit

60 credits overall in a relevant Social Science or Humanities subject, with 45 credtis at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

GCSE Maths grade 4/C

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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