Are you fascinated by the world, its societies and what the future of our planet looks like? Do you want to learn professional skills that allow you to apply these interests to your career?
On this professionally accredited BA (Hons) Geography degree course, youâll coverÂ people, communities and cultures, examine conservation, sustainability and economic urban development, and learn how governments, businesses and people develop global systems. You'll also learn professional skills in communication, problem solving, decision making and teamwork.
Youâll emerge with skills that help you understand and engage with the world, and be set for a career in everything from urban orÂ environmental management to teaching.
You could earn more than the average graduate too â 5 years after graduation, female geography graduates earn 11.6% more than a typical female graduate and male graduates earn 2% more than a typical male graduate (Institute For Fiscal Studies, 2018).
This course is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society. This shows the teaching on this course is of the highest quality and has been approved by an independent body of academics and industrialists.
**What you'll experience**
On this degree course, youâll:
- Study human geography and environmental issues and management
- Use specialist facilities including physical geography, GIS and photogrammetry labs, laser survey technology, photogrammetry equipment
- Tailor your studies, by choosing modules that match your interests and career ambitions
- Have the chance to experience some of the societies or landscapes youâre studying by doing field work
- Enrich your studies by hearing from guest speakers from public, private and non-profit sectors
**Careers and opportunities
What can you do with a Geography degree?**
At the end of the course, you'll have many technical and professional skills you can apply to your career. Previous students have gone onto work in areas such as:
- environmental management
- business management
- public services
**What jobs can you do with a Geography degree?**
Roles our graduates have taken on include:
- geographical information scientist
- environmental consultant
- spatial analyst
- coastal process scientist
- urban planner
- transport planner
Organisations graduates have gone on to work for include:
- Ordnance Survey
- Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
- The Environment Agency
- You could also go on to study at postgraduate level.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Year 1 core modules in this year include: Academic Communication Skills, Environmental Processes and Hazards, Global Environmental Challenges, Practical Fieldwork Skills, Society and Place, Tools for Geographical Enquiry.
Year 2 core modules in this year include: Research Design and Data Analysis, Fieldwork and Professional Skills.
Options to choose from in this year currently include: Social Identities and Place, Sustainable Environmental Management, River Processes and Freshwater Ecology, Environmental Change, Geographies of Development, GIS And Remote Sensing, Glaciers and Glaciation, Introduction to Teaching, Regional Economic Development and Inequality.
Placement year (optional): On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. Weâll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. Youâll get mentoring and support throughout the year.
Year 3 core modules in this year include: Independent Research.
Options to choose from in this year currently include: Creative Economy, People and Place, Environment and Development, Geographies of Children and Young People, Geographies of Health and Urban Wellbeing, Hazardscapes, Environmental Audit and Assessment, Climate Change, River Processes and Freshwater Ecology, Cold Environments, Conservation Biogeography, Environmental Pollution and Waste Management, Geographical Information Systems in The Workplace.
Youâll be assessed through coursework, examinations, contributions to electronic discussion forums, web page design, posters, projects, presentations, portfolios.
Youâll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
Application deadline details:
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