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 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 2015/16 164 overall for all Geography courses

About MSci Geography with Quantitative Research Methods

This course is ideal for those interested in learning more about how to use 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, acquiring 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, developing your skills in numeracy and analysis to advance your study of geography, and 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 for going 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.

Course structure

First year

  • Convincing Stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences
  • Segregation and inequality in the UK (measurement and debate) 
  • Core units from Geography

Second year

  • Spatial Modelling 2
  • Conducting a Research Project using secondary data
  • Units from Geography

Third year

  • Dissertation (with Quantitative Research Methods) 
  • Units from Geography

Fourth year

  • Advanced Quantitative Methods Training
  • Advanced Quantitative Research project
  • Units from Geography.

Please note that this course structure is subject to approval.

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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 specific subjects*
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB 
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: Considered

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application.

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