St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

Informed by the research of our teaching staff, the degree looks at the interplay of physical, social, cultural and political forces in making different places. Students can specialise in Physical Geography, or Human Geography, or combine the two. There are opportunities for practical fieldwork both in the UK and overseas, including the Peak District, Malta, Grenada, and the French Alps. The degree also includes opportunities to take career'development modules to advance your future prospects. As significant emphasis is placed on collaboration and teamwork, Education and Social Science at St Mary's will provide you with knowledge and skills that will be valuable in a wide variety of careers. While the degree offers a well'recognised route into primary and secondary teaching, the range and diversity of the programme content opens up several options for those who are interested in working with special populations. The degree is taught by highly qualified research'active staff with research specialisms in: gender and education, music education, comparative and historical perspectives in education, educational policy, supplementary schooling and developmental psychology.

Course Modules

Education and Social Sciences Core: nature, purposes and politics of education; communication and academic literacy; education and employment; values in education and research methods; research project; educational and social research (core for single honours and joint major). Option: learning and teaching; the history of education; creativity and the arts in and across the curriculum; inclusion and diversity in education and employment; curriculum and lifelong learning; people in workplaces; English studies in education; managing people in organisations; society and education; assessment and planning for teaching; youth culture and new media; citizenship and globalisation; independent investigative study/business consultancy project; managing people in organisations; work placement; contemporary issues in education. Geography Level 1: core: physical geography; human geography; communication and academic literacy. Option: introduction to fieldwork. Level 2: core: understanding geography (for single honours students); geographical fieldwork; geographical research methods. Options: process geomorphology; understanding geography (for combined honours students); people and places; geography and postcolonialism; popular culture; experience and employment; global societies and identities; tourism and society. Level 3: core: dissertation (for single honours students).Options: dissertation (for combined honours students); environment and society; culture and place; research essay; fieldwork in developing areas (Grenada); water in the landscape; London as a global city; globalisation/postcolonialism and multiculturalism; developing a professional approach; understanding Japan; cultural tourism.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA/BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
1 - 4 years
Part Time Day
BA/BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BCCC
  • European Baccalaureate 60%
  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) D
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M3
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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£4,410 - £5,783
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,000
Typical cost of private accommodation