MSci Geography with Quantitative Research Methods (F804)

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UCAS code F804
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
  • EU students: £9,250 per year, subject to government approval
  • International students: £20,300 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year, subject to government approval
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 160 overall for all Single Honourse Geography courses

About MSci Geography with Quantitative Research Methods

This course is ideal for students interested in learning more about using numbers and data within the social sciences. It provides training in practical and analytical skills that are attractive to employers.

Two thirds of your studies will follow the Single Honours Geography course where you will acquire core knowledge in your subject. The remaining third provides applied interdisciplinary training in quantitative methods.

In year one we discuss how numbers and data are used to tell convincing stories in the media and social research. We consider what is meant by segregation and how it can be mapped and measured.

Year two offers practical classes in social statistics and applied data analysis. This will develop your skills in numeracy and analysis to advance your study of geography, enabling you to undertake your own individual research project in an area of quantitative social science in year three.

In year four we offer training in more advanced quantitative methods suitable for postgraduate research.

Bristol offers a number of degrees that include quantitative research methods. This is part of a national initiative addressing the shortage of social science graduates with quantitative skills. These skills are highly valued by employers and are beneficial if you go on to postgraduate research.

More about Quantitative Research Methods

Find out more about studying Quantitative Research Methods and Geography at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Typical offer for MSci Geography with Quantitative Research Methods - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
A*AA in any subject or AAA in three specified subjects (see specified subjects list below)
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB in any subjects, or ABB in three specified subjects (see specified subjects list below)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, or 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level in three specified subjects (see specified subjects list below)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level or 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level in three specified subjects (see specified subjects list below)
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at distinction including 12 credits at distinction in Geography or a core science and 15 credits at merit
BTEC offer D*DD with Distinction in relevant units
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAA and AH: AA
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall, or 85% overall including 8.5 in three specified subjects (see specified subjects list below)
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Specific subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computing, Design and Technology - Product Design 3D, Environmental Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Information Communication Technology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard numeracy requirement (C in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (C in GCSE English or equivalent)

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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