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MGeog (Hons)

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4 Years

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About Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



4 years full-time Integrated Master's degree

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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional Estimate: £730

How are these costs calculated?

Students often choose to buy a laptop for their degree (costing approximately £300 to £400) and a printer (costing £50 to £100 including print consumables, plus £20 to £40 for print consumables in every subsequent year). However, there are numerous drop-in computer facilities across campus and laptops for loan in the library. Lab coats are provided free of charge in the first year of entry and are expected to last for the duration of the course. Students will have to purchase replacements for lost or damaged PPE. Estimated cost of text books is £70 in the first year and £40 in the subsequent years).

Placement Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £360

How are these costs calculated?

1) Students go on residential fieldtrips for core units throughout the degree course. These are subsidised but students can expect to pay a contribution to costs of £60 for a UK-based residential field course at Level 4 and a maximum of £300 for an overseas residential field course at Level 5 (currently Spain, Malta, Tenerife, Berlin). For all field courses, there are non-residential zero-cost to student alternatives for any student who chooses not to go. 2) Students opting to study abroad in third year (SENAA). If you are studying at one of our partner universities on an approved exchange programme, you will continue to pay tuition fees to Manchester Metropolitan University and youwill notpay any tuition fees to your partner university. Some partner universities may charge additional fees for mandatory administrative and recreational services, non-mandatory language classes, courses including fieldwork or non-mandatory project costs. If this is relevant to you, the partner university will inform you of any additional costs during the application process. During your study exchange abroad, you will need to budget for the general cost of living as well as additional costs for visas, travel, medical insurance and vaccinations (depending on your destination). Applicants should visit the MMUi web pages for more details including sources of travel funding. 3) Students choosing to undertake a Placement (Sandwich) in third year. The Sandwich Year involves full-time work experience work placement. This lasts for a minimum of 36 weeks and normally attracts a salary/weekly wage but this is not guaranteed. Placements are competitive and based on successful interviews with the placement provider. Students will have to pay travel and accommodation costs (including for interview) plus personal insurance. 4) Students undertaking short placements as part of vocational optional units. Students should expect to pay travel expenses to placements.

Professional Costs

Optional Estimate: £60

How are these costs calculated?

Students may wish to become student members of relevant professional bodies but this is not normally a requirement. Membership of the IES is free. Membership of CIEEM is £10 for students on accredited degrees and £20 for students on n on-accredited degrees.

Other Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £130

How are these costs calculated?

MMU now provides free travel insurance for students when they travel in connection with their programme of study, for example, placements, field trips, exchanges etc. However, students should also take out personal insurance cover for belongings as items such as mobile phones are not covered by this policy. Our courses are field-based so students would be expected to dress appropriately (i.e. purchase waterproof coats and trousers, sturdy footwear/walking boots). Students will be expected to print out assessments (including dissertations (with comb binding) and posters). Travel expenses associated with independent data collection for final year dissertations are not re-imbursed by the School. Students will be advised to undertake low-cost local fieldwork at the design and planning stages of a project if necessary.


Manchester Campus


School of Science & The Environment

This course is undergoing a review over the next year which may mean a change to the course title and units of study.

This course is an integrated four-year undergraduate Masters course. It has been designed to enable you to gain a balanced understanding of Human and Physical Geographies and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

The course aims to extend your comprehension of key geographical concepts, provide you with an in-depth understanding of specialised areas of geography and develop the ability to adapt and apply geographical thinking and methodologies to the solution of real-world issues. You will also develop a range of transferable skills that will prepare you for professional employment upon graduation. In addition, you will gain a critical awareness of advances at the forefront of geographical research to prepare you effectively for doctoral studies in the geographical sciences.

The choice between the MGeog (Hons) and the BSc (Hons) Geography is made at the end of your second year, if you initially apply for the MGeog degree. Progression to the MGeog programme is possible up until the end of your second year and is subject to your general academic performance at the end of Year 2.

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.

The third year pathway Contemporary Urbanism and Planning is accredited by the Institute of Place Management.

Your career prospects after the course

94%* of geography and environmental science graduates go straight into employment and/or further study.

Previous graduates have found careers in transport planning, environmental quality monitoring, managing environmental sustainability for business, urban planning, the recycling industry, the international environmental charity sector and the energy efficiency industry.

Major employers include private sector environmental consultancies, local and regional authorities, environmental charities and trusts, and energy and communications companies.

Our dedicated careers and placement tutor runs a series of career talks and activities to enhance your employment prospects.

* Source: DLHE survey 2011 for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

Study options for this course

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


112-120 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BBC-BBB) including grade C in Geography or a Science subject.

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM), in a relevant subject including 60 credits at Merit from relevant Science units.


Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE grade C or grade 4 in English Language, Science and Mathematics. Level 2 Functional Skills English also accepted.

Non Tariffed Qualifications

112 UCAS Tariff Points from a relevant (Science) Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3.

International Baccalaureate points

26 IB Dip pts inc. HL gr.5 Geography or Science

IELTS score required for international students

IELTS 6.0 with not less than 5.5 in any element.

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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