Geography, Society and Environment (MA (Hons))

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The award
MA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14200

All study options

About Geography, Society and Environment at Heriot-Watt University

The Geography, Society and Environment degree is designed for students who are interested in subjects like human and building geography, urban design, social policy and modern studies.

It explores the ways in which people shape and are shaped by the places and environments in which they live.

We are still accepting applications for September 2018.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MA (Hons) Geography, Society and Environment students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 75% are working
  • 25% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 80% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £25000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £22000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Architects, town planners and surveyors
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Welfare and housing associate professionals
  • Skilled trades occupations
  • Sales occupations

Employers

Employers include:

  • Scottish Widows
  • Standard Life
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • CBRE

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 14200

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternational
FeePaid by SAAS£9,250£14,200

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB or BBBBC
  • A-Levels ABC or BBB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • HNC A in graded unit
  • HND BB in graded unit

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB, plus BBC at Higher
  • A-Levels ABB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points
  • HNC A in graded unit
  • HND BB in graded unit

Additional information

For all years, applications are welcomed from holders of nonschool qualifications and mature candidates. All EU and overseas candidates will require an IELTS overall grade 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 5.5 or equivalent.

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