BSc (Hons) Geography (with integrated foundation year)


Course code F811

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Course code F811

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Duration Full-time, 4 Years
Start date September 2022
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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Learn to solve global and local challenges of the 21st century on a course where the Lake District National Park is your immediate outdoor laboratory.

From geomorphological landscapes to the interaction between the physical and human environment to climate change, ecosystems and the rural economy and society, we have created a course for you that has a strong theoretical and broad geographical core.

You won’t just talk about geography; you’ll get on with it.

You’ll get to do field work every week, not just at the end of term - in the stunning landscape of a World Heritage Site - because practical study is integral to this course.

Our broad spectrum of modules means that alongside physical and environmental geography, you’ll gain a deep knowledge of human geography - looking at people’s interaction with the environment, their communities and the complex issues facing society today and in the future.

Your foundation degree will enable you to develop all the academic knowledge you will need to progress onto the full degree programme.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

  • Unrivalled Ambleside location - we’re the only university in the UK with a campus in a National Park and a World Heritage Site
  • Taught by experienced tutors who conduct national research
  • Small class sizes mean you get the best tutor support when you need it
  • Access to up-to-date technology used in the modern workplace, including advanced Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing
  • Broad range of physical and human geography modules to choose from to suit your interests
  • Learn to solve large global challenges down to issues such as small scale flood management, boosting your problem-solving skills
  • We ensure your teaching is current and up-to-date, addressing topical and contemporary issues faced by society
  • You’ll develop technical, analytical and interpretative skills through your studies to boost your employability
  • Opportunity for a work placement in your final year

So, for a Geography degree that brings together human, physical and environmental geography together to give you a breadth of academic knowledge and plenty of hands-on field work, this is it.

Course Study Options

We also offer this course without an integrated foundation year.

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Graduate destinations

Graduates from this degree course can expect to go into a range of careers, including rural resource managers, conservation site managers, teachers, logistics, town and country planning, environmental monitoring and assessment, environmental policy, government agencies, conservation and land management, hydrological assessors, river trust wardens, national park rangers.

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