MSci Geography with Quantitative Research Method

University of Bristol
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2020 entry

Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2019 entry only. Fees for 2020 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2019.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £22,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

About MSci Geography with Quantitative Research Methods

This course is ideal for students interested in learning more about how to use numbers and data within geography. It provides training in practical and analytical skills, which will enhance your career prospects and provide you with a strong platform for postgraduate study. No prior knowledge of statistical techniques is required.

About two thirds of your studies will follow the single honours Geography course, where you will acquire core knowledge in your subject. You will develop a wide range of geographical and scientific skills, gaining an advanced overview of both human and physical geography in year one, and choosing from a wide range of specialist units in later years.

The remaining third of your course will provide interdisciplinary training in quantitative methods. In year one of the quantitative pathway we discuss how numbers and data are used to tell convincing stories in the media and social research. We consider what is meant by segregation and how it can be mapped and measured. Year two offers practical classes in social statistics and applied data analysis, which will develop your skills in numeracy and analysis and enable you to undertake your own individual research project in an area of quantitative social science in year three. In year four we offer training in more advanced quantitative methods suitable for postgraduate research.

Course structure

A-level A-level International Baccalaureate DiplomaStandard offer International Baccalaureate Diploma Cambridge Pre-U offer Access to HE Diploma offer BTEC offer Scottish Qualifications Authority offer Welsh Baccalaureate offer European Baccalaureate offer UK qualifications

36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, or 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level including three specified subjects (see below)
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C
Pass Access to HE Diploma (Applied Science, Humanities or Social Sciences) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction in Geography or a specified subject (see below)
Advanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB or Advanced Higher: AB in two specified subjects (see below) and Standard Higher: AAABB
Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

Specified subjects

Specified subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computing, Design and Technology: Product Design 3D, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Sciences, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Information Communication Technology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

Profile C

How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2019 entry and will be updated for 2020 entry in summer 2019.

Selection process

Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649

Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) for the purpose of recognising the delivery of geographical knowledge, understanding, skills, approaches and attributes expected of high quality geography graduates.

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