MSci Geography with Innovation (F805)
A-level standard offer: AAA
A-level contextual offer: ABB
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
Join a University ranked #1 in the UK for 'Geography and environmental studies' research (THE analysis of REF 2021) with an excellent reputation for teaching and learning (UK top ten for 'Geography & Environmental Science', Complete University Guide 2023).
The innovators of the 21st century will think across arts, science, engineering, humanities and enterprise to deliver innovative products, services and ways of living. They will be team players with a breadth of skills and qualities that enable them to work across specialisms and cultures.
This course combines in-depth study of geography with interdisciplinary breadth, creative teamwork and entrepreneurial skills. In conjunction with your geography studies, you will apply your subject knowledge by translating ideas into innovative solutions, which may include plans for digital and creative enterprises, both social and commercial.
The course will equip you with skills in the use of specialised computer software, statistics, data collection in the field and other critical, theoretical and practical skills central to geography, developing your knowledge and expertise across a range of areas.
You will come together with students from other innovation disciplines, such as computer science, physics and anthropology. Each subject contributes a different perspective on a challenge as you identify needs and develop ideas. By drawing on your unique ideas and views on the world, you will learn from your subject and other students to develop innovative solutions together.
By the time you graduate you will have a portfolio of work ranging from live client projects to planning your own entrepreneurial venture. You will have learned how to evaluate the potential of your product or service and how to finance it, and you will have a network of peers and advisers who have worked with you along the way.
For more information visit the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
This course is accredited by the following organisations
Royal Geographical Society This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.
Go to programme catalogueEntry requirements
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
AAA in any subjects, or AAB in three specified subjects
Specified subjects include: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Computing; Design and Technology: Product Design 3D; Environmental Science; Further Mathematics; Geography; Geology; Human Biology; Information Communication Technology; Marine Science; Mathematics; Physics; and Statistics.
A-level contextual offer
ABB in any subjects, or BBB in three specified subjects
Find out if you are eligible for a contextual offerSpecified subjects include: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Computing; Design and Technology: Product Design 3D; Environmental Science; Further Mathematics; Geography; Geology; Human Biology; Information Communication Technology; Marine Science; Mathematics; Physics; and Statistics.
DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma
Find out more about our BTEC entry requirementsSpecified subjects include: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Computing; Design and Technology: Product Design 3D; Environmental Science; Further Mathematics; Geography; Geology; Human Biology; Information Communication Technology; Marine Science; Mathematics; Physics; and Statistics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, or 34 points overall with 17 at Higher Level, including three specified subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, or 31 points overall with 15 at Higher Level, including three specified subjects
Find out if you are eligible for a contextual offerEuropean Baccalaureate
85% overall, or 80% overall with 8.5, 8.5, 8.0 in three specified subjects
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AA, and Standard Higher: AAAAB, or Advanced Higher: AB in two specified subjects, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Science, Humanities or Social Sciences (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above.
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Search international qualificationsApplicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in all skills
GCSE English Language grade C or 4
An alternative English Language Profile C qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
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