Faculty of Science and Engineering

BSc Geography (with Teacher Training)

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: F800

What you'll study

Students wishing to study BSc Geography (with Teacher Training) must register on to BSc (Hons) Geography. Successful students will be transferred onto the teacher training pathway during year one of the degree. The transfer will be subject to the usual requirements for admission to teacher training, including a successful period of experience in a school; successful interview; a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check; and GCSE maths and English at grade 4 or C or equivalent. Students who are interested in taking this option should apply for UCAS course F800, and will be guided on how to apply for the Teacher Training option during year 1 of the degree.

You will undertake several periods of block placement in schools throughout the degree. A minimum of 120 days placement in school must be accumulated during the programme. Placements are found and supported by the University. Block placement periods would normally be: at the end of the Certificate stage; before the start of the Diploma stage; at the end of the Diploma stage; before the start of the Honours stage; and at the end of the Honours stage. You must be available for these periods of block placement and be aware that you will be liable for any additional costs (e.g. travel or accommodation) associated with block placements. 

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Worlds of Connection and Difference

  • Introduction to Environmental Science

  • Exploring Worlds Around Us

  • Global Issues

  • Introduction to Teaching

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Frontiers in Physical Geography

  • Field Studies

  • Educational Pedagogies for Schools

  • Developing as a Teacher

Choose one from

  • Cities and Globalisation

  • Making Worlds

  • Sustainable Futures

Choose one from

  • Environmental Change

  • Geohazards

  • Catchment to Coast

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Geography Dissertation

  • Teaching Project

  • Consolidating my Teaching

Optional modules

  • Landscapes in the Making

  • Green Economy

  • Quaternary: 2 million years of change

  • Adapting to Climate Change

  • Rivers and their Management

  • Advancing Research in Physical Geography

  • Feeding the City

  • Geotechnologies A: Advanced GIS

  • Conservation in a Changing World

  • Volcanoes and their Hazards

  • Advanced Sedimentary Environments

  • Environmental Problems and Society (UK Field Trip)

  • Overseas Field Trips

"It felt like home. Everyone was so friendly and helpful, Hull was somewhere I needed to study."

Rhianna Phillips

More about this course

Our BSc Geography modules equip you with an appreciation of landscape formation and changes in landscapes over different timescales, as well as key skills in GIS (Geographical Information Systems), data analysis, group work and report writing. Combine this with the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification in teacher training, and you’ll graduate with the skills and experience to inspire the next generation about the world around them.

The geography modules address the complex and dynamic processes associated with rivers, glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes, ecology, soils, climate, landscape history and environmental monitoring and modelling, plus the relationship between humans and the environment. You’ll participate in field studies on the North York Moors and have opportunities to visit overseas destinations such as Morocco, Iceland, Malawi and Spain. All core field trips are included are free as part of your degree.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

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Fieldwork is a vital part of your studies whether its within the UK or to destinations like Morocco, Iceland, Malawi, Germany and Italy.

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Study under experts. Our geography and environmental studies research was ranked third in the UK for its impact in the most recent national assessment.

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Our geography and geology courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society and the Geological Society of London.

Geology at Hull was ranked first in the country for student satisfaction in the 2017 National Student Survey, while geography was rated in the top ten.

Entry requirements

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Fees and funding

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Students on programmes ‘with Teacher Training’ will have the knowledge and skills to gain immediate employment in schools and will be eligible to apply for Qualified Teacher Status. They will be able to obtain QTS at the end of their first full time year of employment as a teacher.

You will develop a range of transferable skills in research, data analysis and communication combined with an in-depth knowledge of a number of academic themes. Your employability is boosted by our emphasis on teaching real-world expertise and solving practical problems, which offers you the chance to get to grips with the latest geo-technology, remote sensing, data collection methodology, statistical software and building presentation skills.