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4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Limerick
English

About this program

Geography

Globalisation, geopolitics, population change, and sustainability are amongst the largest challenges confronting society in the twenty-first century. Selecting Geography as a subject within the BA Arts degree in UL enables you to understand these issues and the ways in which they shape the world. At UL you will develop expert knowledge and skills to interrogate the range of different approaches to, and perspectives on these issues, as well as the ability to understand how they interact.

Admission requirements

Minimum grades

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or Four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Note: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation mathematics is not reckonable for scoring purposes.

Subject requirements

In addition, students wishing to study a Language must hold a minimum H4 grade in that language, with the exception of beginners German or beginners Spanish where a H4 grade in a language other than English is required. Specialist requirement in Mathematics for those studying Economics or Mathematics.

For certain subjects, additional special qualifications specific to individual subjects or disciplines may be determined by the respective departments in accordance with Academic Council regulations.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

Introduction to Human Geography

Semester 2

Introduction to Physical Geography

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Landscapes and Environment
  • Population Dynamics

Semester 4

Cooperative Education Placement

Year 3

Semester 5

External Academic Placement

Semester 6

Students select 2:

  • Practicing Geographical Research
  • The Living Earth
  • Geographies of Development

Year 4

Semester 7

  • Landscape Evolution
  • A Sustainable World

Semester 8

  • Environmental Issues
  • Cultural and Historical Geography

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

Tuition fee varies, please visit the university's website for more information.

Qualification

NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Continuing studies

MA /PhD Research

Career paths

Geography graduates find work in a wide range of careers including:

  • Urban Planning
  • Teaching (Professional Master of Education required)
  • Tourism
  • Heritage organisations)
  • Civil service
  • Regional and local community development
  • Academic research

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University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 16,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is...


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Why study at University of Limerick

The Universities commitment to graduate employability, UL`s dedication to the student experience, industry-relevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL`s deep commitment to community engagement.  

The University of Limerick houses a broad range of world class and specialist equipment and facilities that give students and researchers an immersive and practical approach to their studies and research.

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Contact info

University of Limerick

University of Limerick
V94 T9PX Limerick
Ireland

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www.ul.ie

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