BSc (with Honors) in Geography

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September – October

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From 22,130 € / year

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Geography is about how people relate to and interact with the spaces, places, landscapes, and environments in which they live, and how those places relate to the world at large.

Program description

The Bachelor of Geography provides information on the links between physical, human and environmental processes on planet Earth and explores the main problems facing society in the 21st century, such as the climate change; water, food and energy security; land degradation; and migration and economic changes.

Career options

Geographers who have been trained in scientific methods are involved in a wide variety of environmentally-based careers that draw on laboratory and computer skills and experience. Some jobs use specific geographic knowledge, while others build on the range of other skills learned through the degree.

Typical majors for BSc Geography graduates include:

  • surveying and land planning
  • cartography
  • assessment and management of land resources
  • development and maintenance
  • nature and heritage
  • environmental management
  • teaching.

Transferable skills are also fostered through different learning approaches, including critical thinking, problem solving, report writing, oral presentations, statistical analysis, independent research, and management. of time.

Program structure

UCC geographers develop a wide range of technical, computer, laboratory, field, and desk skills that enable them to perform a variety of different jobs. </ span >

Geography at UCC provides a broad understanding of the human, environmental, and natural issues facing society with a focus on real-world questions.

The Bachelor’s Degree in Geography is taught primarily by staff from the School of Geography and Archeology, with input from staff from other schools in the School of Science, Engineering and Food Sciences, particularly in the discipline of geology.

The common core first-year science course taken by all students within the Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences . The subject areas studied include:

  • geography
  • earth sciences and geology
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • environmental science
  • physical
  • math

Greater specialization in geography, studying key subject areas such as:

  • Earth’s surface processes
  • Geomorphology
  • Atmospheres and oceans
  • Interactions between people and the planet
  • Managing the Earth’s resources and environment
  • The use of laboratory, field and computer techniques

Specialization in year 3 and 4 leads to a research project

independent that students begin designing during 3rd year, and is submitted as a 10,000 word thesis in March of senior year. Topics chosen by students may include summer work with research institutes and consulting firms, providing work experience, job skills, and helpful links to potential employment opportunities.

* The availability of the module may change from year to year

Admission requirements

  • As a general requirement, a Bachelor’s Degree / High School Diploma / General Baccalaureate / Professional Degree in a university is required recognized, with subjects in mathematics and laboratory science.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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