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The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change with Secondary Education (QTS)

Why choose this course?

The BSc (Hons) Geography, Urban Environments & Climate Change with Secondary Education (QTS) course will provide a high standard of both geography subject content and pedagogical knowledge in order to prepare students to take up a geography teaching post in the secondary sector. The course reflects the specific and precise quality frameworks established by the relevant national government agency, and complies fully with the relevant teaching standards framework.

The BSc (Hons) Geography, Urban Environments & Climate Change with Secondary Education (QTS) course is specifically designed to ensure that those who are successful can be recommended to the relevant professional body for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which is the recognised professional award required by all those who wish to teach in a maintained school.

The geography content of the course reflects topical concerns of the five main GCE and GCSE awarding bodies, i.e. urban environments (especially brownfield regeneration), climate change, geographical information systems and environmental issues in the developing world. Of particular relevance is the inclusion of a geo-spatial theme running through the three years of the course, to provide students with a thorough appreciation of the teaching and learning potential of geographical information systems, remote sensing & Building Information Modelling, which are currently in demand in the teaching of geography at secondary level.

With reference to the teaching element of the degree, the programme will be supported by strong foundation teaching in study skills and all students will be given the opportunity to undertake their own education based research project in physics in the final year of study.

More broadly, the course will also be designed to develop secondary school teachers who will be:

  • empathetic and committed to pupils’ learning;
  • reflective and reflexive;
  • enthusiastic and innovative;
  • open-minded and research-aware
  • capable of engaging in practitioner research
  • flexible and creative
  • knowledgeable – both geographically and pedagogically

The course will also help students to develop as a teacher who understands the link between subject knowledge and the curriculum knowledge needed to teach geography. Equally we seek to develop teachers who understand the needs of the individual pupil and the school community in which they will work.

What happens on the course?

Modules including

Year One

  • The Natural Environment
  • Geography of the Urban Landscape
  • Human Health & the Environment
  • Sustainable Construction Technology
  • Energy Use and Climate Change

Year Two

  • Transportation Engineering
  • The Digital Environment
  • Conservation, Preservation & Conversion
  • Climate Change, Sustainability & Smart Cities

Year Three

  • Geo-BIM
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental issues of the Developing World

Why Wolverhampton?

We are currently developing the Springfield Campus which will be Europe’s largest construction centre of excellence. Join us as the exciting development takes shape and from 2019/20 students in the School of Architecture and the Built environment will be taught from the new campus.

Find out more about Springfield Campus.

What skills will you gain?

Develop strategies to undertake self-motivated study and research (including independent and/or project work).

Recognise the interaction of different systems (either natural and/or built environments) and the need for multidisciplinary approaches in order to promote both understanding of problems and strategies for their resolution, such as sustainability.

Identify attributes (both challenges and opportunities) associated with the development and current management of the multifaceted infrastructure of the built environment.

Understand the collection, use and analysis of appropriate data from a variety of technologies (especially geospatial) in order to solve problems, including the development of teaching and learning.

Demonstrate critical insights into concepts, theories and principles which enable evaluation and promotion of different management strategies and policy-making.

Apply key employability skills by fulfilling compliance with the professional codes of practice, especially those related to the teaching profession.

Who accredits this course?

Recognition of the BSc (Hons) Geography, Urban Environments & Climate Change (QTS) will be sought by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) following validation.

This course is subject to the following relevant government agency documentation and requirements for initial teacher training that inform the management, structure and content of the course:

  • Department for Education (DfE)
  • National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
  • Office for Standards in Education (OfSTED)

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • GCSE English and Mathematics grade C+/4 or above


  • A level minimum of CCE including Geography
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DM
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Pre-entry Professional Skills Tests

Applicants for initial teacher training (ITT) courses which begin in 2013/14 and beyond are required to have passed the skills tests before the start of the course, Further information is available via the following link:

You will not be eligible to register and take the tests until after you have submitted an application for an ITT programme.

An offer of a place will not be made until you have attended a formal interview. Those successful in the audits and at interview will be subsequently required to meet enhanced DBS checks, fitness to teach, medical check and prohibition order check requirements

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need an Occupational Health Check and a prohibition check prior to starting the course.

All applicants must meet the NCTL requirements for Initial Teacher Training.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,700

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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