The BSc Geography & Geo-Informatics degree at Swansea looks at the application of new technologies to geographical problems. This includes technology-based approaches such as satellite remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and environmental modelling. The Geography & Geo-Informatics degree scheme will cover topics such as Global Vegetation Patterns and Dynamics, The Earth from Space: monitoring environmental change and Plate Tectonics and Global Geophysics.
With a recent investment of £4.2m in state-of-the-art science laboratories, there are many good reasons to study a Geography degree at Swansea University. We are proud to have consistently high student satisfaction scores, (93% in the National Student Survey, 2017) with 94.6% of our graduates in employment or further study after leaving University (HESA data, 2014/15). The Geography Department has also been recognised for it's excellence in Geology (12th in the UK overall, Complete University Guide 2017), Geography and Earth Science (Global Rankings of Academic Subjects, 2017) and for it's research excellence, rated 8th in the UK for Research Impact (REF 2014).
By joining Swansea Geography, you will also have access to the expertise of many internationally-renowned academics:
Professor Tavi Murray: first woman to be awarded Polar Medal by HM Queen for outstanding service to polar research
Professor Adrian Luckman: global media coverage for his climate change research into the collapse of the Larsen C ice shelf
Professor Peter North: international coverage of his work with NASA into the 'greening-up' of the Amazon forest
Professor Siwan Davies: work focuses on establishing why climate has changed dramatically and abruptly in the past 100,000 years through the investigation of volcanic ash deposits trapped in ice sheets
The BSc Geography & Geo-Informatics degree from Swansea University is ideal for students with a passion for Computing, Geography or Mathematics and an interest in spatial data.
The BSc Geography & Geo-Informatics degree will train you to become a geographical information scientist and will develop your essential transferable skills, such as team working, communication, presentation, problem solving and analytical skills. Our degree will also prepare you for postgraduate study in areas such as surveying, cartography, remote sensing or Geographical Information Systems.
Many students choose Geography because of the scope it provides for studying a wide range of current themes and issues, the important insights it offers for understanding our contemporary world, and the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice through fieldwork. However, what many students do not realise before coming to university is that a Geography degree also offers a broad range of employment opportunities, allowing graduates to pursue a flexible and varied career path.
Every year we survey our recent graduates to ascertain their employment status. The data is more commonly known as the Graduate Destinations Survey and is reported to HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Authority). Here are some examples of job titles from the recent survey:
- Multi Site Supervisor (Phase Eight)
- Data Analyst (PHS Group)
- Account Manager Support (Handelsbanken)
- Geographical Data Processor (Western Power Distribution)
- Catchment Scientist (Welsh Water)
- Ecologist (Natural England)
- Associate Financial Consultant (HSO)
- Marketing Traffic Executive (Bluefrog Ltd)
- Negotiator (Goadsby)
- Housing Officer (Cardiff County Council)
- Lead Specialist (Reuters)
- Surveyor (St Modwen)
- Business Development Executive (Jutexpo)
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