Geography and Environmental Hazards BSc (Hons)Study level: Undergraduate
Geography is the study of the complex relationships between human societies and the physical components of the Earth.
Year of entry
Coventry University (Coventry)
3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
The aim of our BSc Geography and Environmental Hazards course is to provide students with the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of environmental hazards and the physical environment.
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Why you should study this course
- The BSc Geography and Environmental Hazards course, following the requirements of the QAA Subject Benchmark, has fieldwork embedded at every level, including at least one mandatory residential field trip2 to enhance their applied geographical skills. All our students will experience international mobility at least once in their programme through a mandatory international fieldtrip2. Students are required to contribute to the costs of the mandatory international field trip, the precise amount of which will vary year to year and be dependent on location and the availability of university subsidies. See fees and funding section for more details.
- There is a strong career/employability focus throughout our Geography degree courses, which is truly manifested in the four-year sandwich degree, where the third year offers the option of a year in industry or study abroad, based on our long experience of organising placements with a wide range of professional contacts2.
- Every student will acquire basic capabilities in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), a key skill sought by many employers. All students receive certificates of GIS training on successful completion of an appropriate exercise. These certificates are intended to improve the employability skills of students.
- Geography courses make use of the University’s teaching facilities including laboratories to develop quantitative analytical skills and the simulation centre, a facility that allows simulation of real-life scenarios4. This unique aspect of studying geography at Coventry facilitates an experience of fieldwork, research methods and hazard simulation, all within a monitored and recorded environment that allows students to develop skills, receive immediate feedback on their development and prepare for the transition into the workplace after graduation.
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What you'll study
This course has a common first year
The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn.
If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements).
Common first-year courses
- Geography BA (Hons)
- Geography BSc (Hons)
During the first year, you will have the opportunity to study the fundamentals of the natural and human environment including modules that encompass the nature of landscapes, environmental systems and their relationship with society. The geography and natural hazards degree will be framed within the context of natural hazards and the disaster management cycle. For example, we explore why particular communities are more vulnerable to the impacts of natural hazards and their capacity to mitigate these effects. You will also have the opportunity to learn skills in geographical research including statistical analysis, laboratory analysis and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
A Changing Environment – 20 credits
The world faces significant and unprecedented challenges. At the same time, efforts are being made to meet these challenges from major global initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals, The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to grassroots movements such as Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter. This module introduces the world today, how we got here, and where we may be going. It asks you to consider your place in the world, how the issues of the present and past, shape and impact you, your future, and the role you may play in it.
Dynamic Landscapes – 20 credits
This module introduces the Earth’s varied landscapes. A range of different types of landscape and landforms, and the interrelated processes that have led to their formation, are considered. This includes an introduction to the geological and geomorphological processes affecting the Earth, both in the geological past and at the present time. The module demonstrates how the physical and natural environments are related through space and time, and intrinsically linked to human activity. A residential field trip 2 will provide the opportunity for you to gain experience in interpreting some of the landscapes, landforms and anthropogenic systems discussed in the classroom.
Research/Practical Toolkit – 20 credits
This module aims to provide a critical overview of the nature of academic research and help you to evaluate current research in your subject area. You will have opportunities to develop and demonstrate a range of key scientific, social science, technical and mathematical/statistical skills to address simple research questions and you will present your research findings in multiple forms. The module aims to give you the confidence to plan and design simple research projects, implement a variety of academic research techniques, and allow you to develop and demonstrate your digital literacy.
People and Place – 20 credits
On this module, you will assess the complex geographical relations between people and place through an exploration of the key themes within the discipline. You will get an introduction to selected key topics within contemporary Human Geography and a foundation in selected sub-disciplines including cultural, social, economic and historical geography. Alongside discipline-specific content, this module will help you to develop skills used in research as well as a range of skills such as critical thinking, group working, time management.
Global Environmental Issues – 20 credits
This module will introduce you to a range of key environmental issues. You will explore both human impacts on the environment and environmental impacts on humans. Examples of environmental issues you will cover include climate and environmental change, environmental hazards, natural resource depletion, environmental sustainability, population growth and Malthusian theory, and relevant sustainable development goals. The module encourages reflection on (i) the natural and anthropogenic processes that affect and are affected by the natural environment, and (ii) debates and controversies that stem from media representations of environmental issues.
Sustainable Environments – 20 credits
This module offers you a practical examination of how the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be implemented and furthered within the Built and Natural Environment. The module will introduce you to how individuals, communities and businesses within the Built and Natural Environment could be responding to the UN SDGs and helping to transform the world through their impact. The module identifies how the SDGs impact your course discipline by exploring the 17 SDGs and focusing on the delivery and implementation of a student-led project that encompasses the most applicable SDG or a combination of SDGs to your specific academic discipline.
In the second year, you will have the chance to study optional modules to gain an in-depth understanding of the physical processes that govern natural hazards and the behaviour of the physical and human environment in relation to hazard events. We also aim to develop your skills in quantitative and qualitative research including data collection, data handling, critical analysis and methods of reporting.
Climate Change – 20 credits
Climate change is viewed by many as the most pressing issue facing the world today. In this module you will learn about the science and impacts of climate change, as well as strategies to mitigate or adapt to the problem, thus enabling you to develop your own critical opinion of the subject. We will explore the structure of the atmosphere in terms of natural and enhanced greenhouse states and discuss natural and anthropogenic causes of climate change. You will discover the effects that a changing climate has on global societies and on earth systems, such as the biosphere. We will also discuss what can be done about the problem by reviewing mitigation and adaptation strategies and examining the effectiveness of national and international climate change policies.
Applied GIS and Remote Sensing – 20 credits
Most datasets have a spatial component, and these datasets are routinely used to analyse and support everyday decision making in natural, built and human environments. In this module, you will gain experience with geo-referenced datasets of various types, their integration, analysis and presentation. You will develop your understanding of the principles of geo-referenced data: the theory, acquisition, processing methods and presentation for a variety of real-world applications related to staff research interests that can help solve a multitude of real-world problems.
Hydrometeorological Hazards – 20 credits
In this module, you will examine the processes that are responsible for hydrometeorological hazards and their impacts on society). The detailed nature of the atmospheric, hydrological and other physical processes associated with such hazards, the origin, triggering mechanism and distribution (e.g., tropical cyclones, flooding and extra-tropical storms) will be explored, along with an examination of their inter-relatedness, statistical frequency and probability. This will ensure students further develop their understanding of SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), 13 (climate action), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land). Attempts at prediction and monitoring of such natural hazards will be covered.
Geohazards – 20 credits
This module aims to examine the processes that are responsible for geological hazards and, in turn, the impacts that these have on society. The detailed nature of the geological and physical processes associated with such hazards (e.g., volcanic hazards, earthquakes, tsunamis and mass movements) will be explored, ranging from the origin, triggering mechanisms and effects of such events, through to an examination of their interrelatedness, statistical frequency and probability of occurrence. The module will also evaluate the various techniques that can be used to monitor such events, along with critically investigating the possibilities of their prediction. Throughout the module, emphasis will be placed on how the learnings will inform meeting the SDG target of Good Health and Well-being for all (SDG 3).
Fieldwork and Research Applications – 20 credits
The aim of this module is to further develop your research methods and skills for geography, energy and disaster management students, specifically focussing on the skills and understanding necessary to undertake a final year research project. The module is designed to challenge you to think critically, independently and work as part of a team. You will develop key research and practical fieldwork skills necessary for collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data. We will explain the components of a good project and provide opportunities to practise the required skills. In addition, the residential field trip 2 will provide further opportunities to gain experience of research and fieldwork methods and techniques. The module will support you in making an informed decision about the proposed topic of their final year project.
Sustainable Environments in Society: Developing Solutions – 20 credits
In this module, you will undertake a critical analysis of a specified location and an associated project that has been influenced by the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Your analysis of the project will explore the impact, success or failure alongside possible solutions that will be fundamental to the positive future development of the location.
You will research, appraise, critique, develop and then communicate to a wider audience the impact and implementation of the identified SDG’s for the location/ project. The focus of the review will be linked to your academic discipline within the Built and Natural Environment and draw upon prior learning from your previous cognate knowledge.
There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement2 can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future.
If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee3 of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement.
UK Work Placement – 0 credits
This module2 provides you with an opportunity to reflect upon and gain experience for an approved placement undertaken during your programme. A placement should usually be at least 26 weeks or equivalent; however, each placement will be considered on its own merits, having regard to the ability to achieve the learning outcomes.
International Study/Work Placement – 0 credits
This module 2 provides you with an opportunity to reflect upon and gain experience for an approved international study/work placement undertaken during your programme. A work/study placement should usually be at least 26 weeks or equivalent; however, each placement will be considered on its own merits, having regard to the ability to achieve the learning outcomes.
Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from year one and two. You will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with geoinfomatics, quaternary environments, and nature-based climate solutions, amongst others.
Emerging Hazards – 20 credits
This module will assess the impact of what might be described as “Emerging Hazards”. Such hazards are those which appear to be becoming more common and/or widespread and which often fall into the categories: biological, geological and chemical (indeed, biogeochemical). Common features of such hazards include their wide spatial distributions and significant numbers of people affected. The causes of these Emerging Hazards will be examined, along with compounding factors that influence their impact and an overall investigation into the risk of their occurrence. A critical evaluation of the possible remedies to alleviate the scale, intensity and impact of such hazard events will then be explored, along with a consideration of the prospects for the future.
Research Dissertation – 20 credits
The aim of this module is to enable you to develop your research skills by conducting primary or secondary research focused on a specific problem of relevance to their discipline. You should use different methods and research skills, gained over previous years of study, to effectively communicate research novelties and ideas to the academic and non-academic communities. It will contribute to the research training aim appropriate to your level of study and requires you to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of research and to show an appropriate level of competence in the design, execution, and reporting of a research project. It will enable you to understand the importance of correct and critical analysis of all the factors involved in a problem and develop your initiative as you pursue and execute the investigation, demonstrating originality and creativity.
Global and Comparative Field Studies – 20 credits
This module aims to introduce you to critical thought and methods as applied in an overseas field location.2 The module will extend your fieldwork skills and your grasp of contemporary methodologies and techniques. Emphasis in the classroom, and the field, is placed on experiential learning whilst also ensuring the continuation of transferable field and academic skills development. Experiences and skills that will be developed include undertaking research in the field; making observations, collecting and collating data; critically debating previous research, taking responsibility for one’s own learning though individual- and teamwork and formulating hazard and risk assessments for fieldwork.
Optional module, 1 from the following 2:
Hazard Management and Mitigation – 20 credits
Natural hazards are increasing in frequency and with climate change and population pressure, this trend is likely to continue. Natural events like earthquakes, landslides and floods cannot be prevented but the resulting extensive damages and significant economic losses can, however, risk can be assessed, mapped and then mitigated against. In this module, you will further develop concepts and ideas introduced in earlier modules and provide a comprehensive examination of all phases of natural hazard mitigation and management, including, but not limited to: Hazard Mapping, Risk Assessment, Design of Protective Measures, Implementation Management, Monitoring Systems, Preparedness, Early Warning and Evacuation.
Nature Based Climate Solutions – 20 credits
This module will give you the opportunity to evaluate the approaches of conservation, restoration and improved management of ecosystems across a catchment scale that can alleviate the impact of contemporary challenges such as climate change, habitat loss, urbanisation and sustainable development. We evaluate a range of nature-based solutions, evaluating their benefits, costs, and mitigation potential. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a residential field trip2 to explore nature-based solutions in action and also to design your own nature-based solution. Your learning will be informed by module staff’s research experience (REL).
Optional modules, 2 from the following 3:
Geoinfomatics – 20 credits
Geoinformation is an all-encompassing term for data that can be visualised and analysed using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing. All manner of data can be utilised with GIS and Remote Sensing, employing techniques able to simply visualise the Earth’s surface to more advanced methods capable of mapping, modelling, and analysing an extensive range of spatial data sources. In this module, you will develop a sophisticated understanding of the principles and applications of advanced GIS, computational modelling and Remote Sensing specific to your degree focus, and to use the knowledge and skills you acquire in a variety of real-world applications related to staff research interests.
Pressures on our Planet – 20 credits
The aim of this module is to explore the role of Earth Science in its relationship with contemporary environmental change. Specifically, the module will lead you to better understand how environmental processes, products and hazards interact with the human environment to produce new and ever-evolving challenges for society. Our response to such challenges will be examined, as will the identification of opportunities to mitigate these impacts and adjustments to how we interact with the natural environment. Throughout the module, emphasis will be placed on how the learnings will inform meeting the SDG targets of Good Health and Well-being for all (SDG 3), Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) and Climate Action (SDG 13).
Humans and Hazards – 20 credits
This module will explore the anthropological causes and implications of natural and environmental hazards globally. While natural phenomena are at the root cause of natural hazard events, the strength, intensity and frequency of hazard events is often attributable to acts of human commission or omission. Research indicates that the impact of natural hazards on individuals, communities and nations varies significantly as a result of their geographical location and social markers including, social class, sexuality, gender, age and ethnicity. The module examines what can be done to increase the resilience of marginalised and vulnerable communities and to critically underpin the role of professionals and communities within this process.
The module asks how conceptualisations such as social capital and community resilience feature in the response to, and recovery from, potential disaster events. Moreover, it will critically examine how campaigns and education foster a culture of “preparedness”, with special consideration to contemporary global and environmental change and cultural differences within the minority and majority world. Practical solutions such as (re) construction of housing, infrastructure, alternative energy sources, “building back better”, and critical scientific, managerial and social interventions, will also be considered and evaluated as part of the disaster management cycle. Throughout the module, emphasis will be placed on how the learnings will inform meeting the SDG targets of Good Health and Well-being for all (SDG 3) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11).
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.
How you'll learn
You will be taught by current experienced, qualified teaching staff who bring professional and research expertise into their teaching.
The field trips, which occur in each year2, provide an unrivalled opportunity to contextualise classroom-based learning and develop practical skills through real-life application. In addition to the residential field trips, you will have opportunity to undertake a range of day trips to gain practical experience of applying your knowledge2.
This course can be offered on a part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Request further information about part-time study.
Teaching contact hours
We understand that everyone learns differently, so each of our courses will consist of structured teaching sessions, which can include:
- On campus lectures, seminars and workshops
- Group work
- Self-directed learning
- Work placement opportunities2
The number of contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 14-15 contact hours per week in the first and second year dropping to around 11 contact hours per week in the final year as you become a more independent learner.
In addition, you will be expected to undertake approximately 30-35 hours of self-directed study per week depending on the demands of individual modules. This self-directed learning allows you to use your research skills, consolidate your knowledge or undertake collaborative group work.
As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2023/2024 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.
Assessment methods include:
- Formal examinations
- Phase tests
- Group work
- Individual assignments
The Coventry University assessment strategy aims to ensure that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
International experience opportunities
Geography is a global subject and international themes are core to our teaching. While the UK experiences natural hazards such as flooding, it rarely experiences some of the more destructive events, such as earthquakes, tsunamis and severe storms. As such, much of our teaching relies on using case studies from overseas, such as the tsunamis that regularly impact the Pacific region and hurricanes which often hit the Caribbean.
All students are offered the opportunity to complete an overseas field trip as part of their studies2. For example, past students have visited Sicily and Tenerife, where they examined the natural hazards posed by an active volcano, and to understand the measures that can be taken to address these. In all cases, the field trips are designed to enable you to see first-hand how particular natural hazards pose a significant threat in different environments, enabling you to apply your specialist research skills in an international context.
Typical offer for 2023/24 entry.
|Requirement||What we're looking for|
|GCSE||5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above, including English and Mathematics|
|IB Diploma||29 points|
|Access to HE||The Access to HE Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.|
We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.
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English language requirements
- IELTS: 6.0 overall, with no component lower than 5.5.
If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.
Fees and funding
2023/24 tuition fees.
|UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man||£9,250 per year||Request fee information|
|EU|| £9,250 per year with EU support bursary**
£19,850 per year without EU support bursary**
|International||£19,850 per year||Not available|
If you choose to do a work placement2, you should consider travel and living costs to cover this. There is also a tuition fee3 of £1,250 that will cover your academic support throughout your placement year.
For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our Undergraduate Finance page and see The University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.
We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them. Find out what's included in your tuition costs.
The following are additional costs not included in the tuition fees:
- Optional international ﬁeld trips: £400+ per trip.
- Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in the UK or abroad).
Other additional costs
- Mandatory international field trips: Typically between £200 and £400 per trip
*Irish student fees
The rights of Irish residents to study in the UK are preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement. If you are an Irish student and meet the residency criteria, you can study in England, pay the same level of tuition fees as English students and utilise the Tuition Fee Loan.
**EU support bursary
Following the UK's exit from the European Union, we are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in-line with that of UK students. Students studying a Degree with a Foundation Year with us are not eligible for the bursary.
How do you know if you need to pay UK or international tuition fees?
We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Your fee status determines your tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available to you. The rules about who pays UK (home) or international (overseas) fees for higher education courses in England are set by the government's Department for Education. The regulations identify all the different categories of student who can insist on paying the home rate. The regulations can be difficult to understand, so the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has provided fee status guidance to help you identify whether you are eligible to pay the home or overseas rate.
If you meet all the criteria required by any one category, including any residence requirements, your institution must charge you the home rate. You only need to find one category that you fit into.
The faculty’s £50m Engineering and Computing Building and new £25m Beatrice Shilling Building are designed to support hands-on learning.
Our Sir John Laing Building also houses a variety of industry-standard labs and equipment4.
This computer laboratory is equipped with access to ArcGIS for mapping and geographical information systems. It is also equipped with Petrel/Eclipse software for oil and gas reservoir simulation and calculation4.
This specialist lab contains triaxial cells, direct shear box apparatus, a dimensional compression oedometer, California Bearing Ratio apparatus, soil classification equipment and Marshall test apparatus for asphalt mixes.
Our Simulation Centre uses an interactive screen and real-life scenarios to create a ‘virtual’ training environment. Role-play exercises are part of the course to help prepare you for situations in the workplace.
Informal Study Areas
You will have access to a range of informal study areas. These include hot-desk computers, with access to specialist software you may need for studying, and bookable spaces where you can meet with academics or work in small groups.
Careers and opportunities
On successful completion, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature, practical value and application of geography and the earth sciences.
- Recognise key concepts, methods and techniques in relation to spatial and temporal geographical problems, variations in the human and physical environments and the effect of contemporary environmental issues.
- Demonstrate a detailed understanding of natural hazards and application of knowledge to mitigate and manage their effects.
- Plan, design and execute a piece of independent research or enquiry using appropriate methods and strategies for acquiring, interpreting and analysing information.
- Conduct field and laboratory work together with data collection and associated investigative and analytical skills.
- Recognise the moral and ethical issues involved in debates and inquiries.
- Think critically and analytically about the world around you.
- Demonstrate an awareness of how skills and training can be applied to work of a geographical nature.
- Observe, contextualise and analyse information through field and laboratory studies (including computational).
- Demonstrate a range of transferable professional skills including: intellectual and problem-solving skills; effective team work; initiative and responsibility for your own learning and development; self-reflection; time management and personal organisation, and excellent communication skills.
Successful geography and natural hazards graduates should possess a number of skills that are highly valued by employers. As such, employment prospects can be good, as they should possess specialist skills and knowledge in natural hazard assessment and prevention.
The transferable analytical and problem-solving skills you’ll have the opportunity to gain as a successful geography graduate may also open up a wider variety of roles, such as a GIS officer, data analyst, flood risk analyst, sustainability officer, asset systems manager, environmental energy consultant, teacher, insurance assessor or government administrator.
Where our graduates work
Graduates from similar courses have gone on to work for the Environment Agency, the Meteorological Office, environmental departments of local authorities, utility companies including Severn Trent and EON, research institutes, charitable organisations and environmental consultancies. Others have continued their studies at postgraduate level, including teacher training and further study at master’s and PhD level.
You could choose to continue your studies at Coventry University with the Sustainability and Environmental Management MSc or Disaster Management and Resilience MSc. You may be entitled to an alumni discount on your fees if you decide to extend your time with us by progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate study.
How to apply
Full-time students applying to start in September 2023 can apply for this course through UCAS from 6 September 2022. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.
Part-time students should apply directly to the university.
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Full-time students applying to start in September 2023 should apply directly to the university.How to apply
For further support for international applicants applying for an undergraduate degree view our International hub.
You can also download our International guide which contains lots of useful information about our courses, accommodation and tips for travel.
Get in touch with us today for further advice and guidance.
Coventry University together with Coventry University London Campus, CU Coventry, CU London, CU Scarborough and Coventry University Online come together to form part of the Coventry University Group (the “University”) with all degrees awarded by Coventry University.
The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.
2UK and international opportunities
Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.
The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For UK (home) students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation.
For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.
Due to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.
By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2023/24 contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.