MSci Geography with Innovation (F805)

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UCAS code F805
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 This course was new for 2016 entry and applicants accepted data is not yet available

About MSci Geography with Innovation

The innovators of the 21st century will bring together arts, science, engineering, humanities and enterprise to deliver innovative products, services and ways of living. They will be team players with a breadth enabling them to work across specialisms and cultures.

This course combines in-depth subject specialism in geography with interdisciplinary breadth, creative teamwork and entrepreneurial skills. You will study geography to gain a solid discipline strength and, alongside this, apply your knowledge to innovate and translate your ideas into plans for digital and creative enterprises, both social and commercial.

The programme will equip you to use the critical, theoretical and practical skills central to geography, developing your knowledge and skills across a range of areas. 

You will come together with innovation course students from other disciplines to learn and apply design and systems thinking to digital and creative innovation. Together, you will put this thinking into practice, working in transdisciplinary teams and, ultimately, creating new ventures.

More about Innovation

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

Course structure

First year

  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • World in Crisis?
  • Convincing stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences 
  • Design and Systems Thinking for Innovation
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project I: Being Human

Second year

  • Four of the following:
    • Cryosphere
    • Political Economy
    • Philosophy, Social Theory and Geography
    • Research Methods in Physical Geography
    • Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography 
    • Floods, Flows and Erosion in River Basins
    • The Earth System
    • More-than-Human-Geographies: Ecological Imaginaries and Animal Geographies
  • Past, Present and Futures
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project II: Solving someone else's problem
  • Open units up to a maximum of 20CP

Third Year

  • Three of the following:
    • Ice and Ocean in the global Carbon Cycle
    • Extreme Climates of the Past
    • Sea Level Past, Present and Future
    • Future Climates
    • Catchment Science
    • Geographies of Food
    • Advanced Topics in Critical Political Economy
    • People and Planet
    • Environmental Risks, Management and Policy
    • Geographies of the Anthropocene
    • Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enterprise Case
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project III: Doing something completely new

Fourth year

  • Two of the following:
    • Hydrological Modelling
    • Cryosphere
    • Environmental Change
    • Experimental Geographical Methods
    • Geographies of Times and Timing
    • Affect, Technologies and Biopolitics
    • Theorising Society and Space
  • Extended Research Project
  • New Venture Creation
  • In the Wild
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project IV: Building a demonstrator.
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Geography with Innovation

Typical offer for MSci Geography with Innovation - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
A*AA in any subject or AAA in three specific subjects†
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level in any subject or 36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level including three specific subjects†
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 overall with 17 points at Higher Level
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; or SH: AAAAB and AH: AA in two specific subjects†
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer88% overall or 85% overall including 8.5 in three specific subjects†
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:
Grade B in Mathematics. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
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: Not accepted

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application and an additional task to assess applicants’ creative and/or entrepreneurial skills/experience.

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) for the purpose of recognising the delivery of geographical knowledge, understanding, skills, approaches and attributes expected of high quality geography graduates.

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