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Geography and Economics (Regional Science) BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Explore concepts of economics and human geography – from globalisation, consumerism and sustainability, to the handling of epidemics and political and economic responses to climate change – with our BSc Geography and Economics (Regional Science) degree.This interdisciplinary, three-year degree, led by experts from the Department of Geography and Environmental Science and the Department of Economics, examines issues that dominate the news and shape the world in which we live.You’ll address challenges across a range of scales – local, regional, national and global – from the spatial implications of economic processes, to the economic impact of social processes.Develop your knowledge and expertise as you critically analyse:* how resources are allocated and used, and the consequences for social and economic wellbeing* the impact of consumerism and sustainability* issues of work, employment and development* how neighbourhoods and urban spaces are regenerated* the application of micro-economics and macro-economics to globalisation.We’ll support you to develop subject-specific and transferable skills, including:* GIS and remote sensing* modelling and cartography* statistical and numerical analyses* research techniques, including quantitative analysis, interviewing and ethnographic approaches* teamwork, communication, and leadership.Throughout your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to shape your learning and follow your individual interests through our wide range of optional modules.**Careers**Your BSc Geography and Economics (Regional Science) degree will equip you with a wide range of transferable skills and experiences to prepare you for your career.You may choose to apply your economics knowledge in the private sector, with many graduates pursuing careers with economic consultancies, financial organisations, or policy think-tanks. You can also enter the public sector, making use of your specialist background in civil service with central or local government.Your skills could be put to use as a teacher, campaigner, or communications specialist; provide consultancy on transport, regeneration management, insurance or real estate; or move into accountancy and banking, manufacturing, or retail.Recent BSc Geography and Economics graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:* Thames Water* BBC* Office for National Statistics* Deloitte* Citigroup* Ministry of Defence.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,500per year

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University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 80 3

    30th out of 71 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    119 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    121 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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