If youâre interested in the physical nature, characteristics and environment of the world, you can couple your interest with professional skills on this professionally accredited BSc (Hons) Geography degree course.
Youâll learn about the natural environment, how it was formed, what threatens it and how we can protect it. Youâll deepen your understanding of the world and develop professional skills in areas such as communication, problem solving, decision making and teamwork.
When you complete the course, you'll be prepared for a career in everything from environmental management to teaching and academic research.
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 physical geography, nature, and how environmental changes will affect the future of our planet
- Use high-powered tech in our labs, including laser survey technology, drones, GIS and photogrammetry equipment and environmental simulation cabinet
- 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
- You can travel overseas for field work in places such as Berlin, Malta, Sicily and Uganda and choose to study abroad at one of our link universities in Poland, Spain or France.
**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 use to start 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 Analysis, Fieldwork and Professional Skills.
Options to choose from in this year currently include: Environmental Change, River Processes and Freshwater Ecology, Geographies of Development, GIS And Remote Sensing, Glaciers and Glaciation, Introduction to Teaching, Regional Economic Development and Inequality, Social Identities and Place, Sustainable Environmental Management.
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: Cold Environments, Climate Change, Environmental Audit and Assessment, Conservation Biogeography, Creative Economy, People and Place, Environment and Development, Environmental Pollution and Waste Management, Geographical Information Systems in The Workplace, Geographies of Children and Young People, Geographies of Health and Urban Wellbeing, Hazardscapes
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:
There’s a lot to love in Pompey, a city geared towards students with loads of great bars, pubs, and shops. The nightlife is incredible, loads of student nights on and everyone is up for it. The main place to go out is the strip of clubs by the Guildhall, although there are lots of little places if you seek them out. The uni is also amazingly supportive, with great facilities and the Purple Door offering great careers support for all students, and the SU is also really helpful as well as serving amazing drinks and food.
Set for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £14,300
Love Portsmouth uni so much! Soo glad I went here as it’s perfect for me. It’s a city but not too big as you can literally walk anywhere, buses really aren’t necessary! Always close to the beach and shopping places too. Love my tutors and friends I’ve made and the societies are so fun to join and meet new people at.
Connect with other students interested in this course
Stay ahead of the uni application process by connecting with students who are applying to this uni. Keep up to date with who is getting interviews, when they receive offers and if they have accepted a place.