Geography graduates are in high demand. They understand the world around them, are analytical, solve problems and have excellent communication skills. Swansea Geography graduates have been successful in a variety of roles and sectors – researchers for natural history TV programmes, aviation management, teaching, GIS and environmental management. Swansea University is committed to enabling all students to flourish and succeed during their time with us and beyond.
Swansea University’s Geography Department is based on leafy Singleton Park Campus, right next to beautiful Swansea Bay. It’s an ideal location to study geography – the local area is perfect for fieldwork on the Gower peninsula and the South Wales location offers easy access to mountains, coastal areas and urban communities.
What you will study
One of the best things about studying Geography at Swansea University is that you’ll have a whole range of modules to choose from. You can choose both human and physical geography options and don’t have to state your preference at the very beginning.
Undergraduate courses include BA/BSc Geography, BSc Geography and Geo-Informatics, BA Human Geography, BSc Physical Geography, BSc Physical Earth Sciences and joint options of BA American Studies and Geography. Courses are available with a year in industry or a year abroad option.
As well as working in South Wales, other recent fieldwork destinations have included New York, Vancouver, Colorado, Berlin, Borneo, Austria and Mallorca. There is also an opportunity for a limited number of students to visit Sikkim in the Himalayas.
Quality of teaching
The University has been awarded TEF Gold status, which means that our teaching is of the highest quality. Geography has consistently high scores in the National Student Survey, with 93 per cent in 2017. Our staff contribute to world-leading research and specialisms include glaciology (Professor Adrian Luckman monitored the calving of the Larsen C ice shelf in 2017), climate change, migration and sustainable cities. Much of our global research is aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The best way to find out if a university or course is right for you is to visit. There are many opportunities, both before and after you have applied, to visit the Geography Department. You’ll be shown round the facilities, chat with current students and meet our lecturers. You’ll experience a taster lecture and have the opportunity for individual meetings with staff.