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Geography and Economics (Regional Science) with Professional Experience BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Economic and geographic issues dominate the news and shape the world we live in. This BSc Geography and Economics (Regional science) with Professional Experience covers everything from globalisation and consumerism to sustainability and responses to epidemics.This joint degree combines the study of human geography and economics by focusing on the spatial implications of economic processes and the economic implications of social processes.You will gain analytical skills and specialist knowledge of economics as you develop through this course, giving you a valuable edge over other applicants when it comes to getting a job.Research techniques include a range of methods of quantitative analysis as well as interviewing and ethnographic approaches enabling you to develop a wide range of skills.PlacementThis four-year degree course includes a professional placement which provides you with opportunities to work with partner organisations on research projects. Recent examples include Thames Water, the Environment Agency, Reading Borough Council, the Earth Trust, Reading Buses and West Berkshire Wildlife Group.You will benefit from the links that members of staff have with industry and with external organisations such as NGOs, local authorities, and government departments. Recently, a final-year student undertook field work for her dissertation at the Environmental Studies Centre in Cyprus, benefiting from the expertise and facilities available in a challenging and exciting environment overseas.The department also runs study abroad schemes in the UK and enjoys active links with approved partner universities in Europe, Australia, Canada or the USA. In the autumn term of your final year, you will have the chance to study abroad for a term. All classes are conducted in English and bursaries are available to help with travel and accommodation costs.For more information about securing and completing a placement for your placement year, please visit our Important Information page.CareersYou will gain the skills for careers in renewable energy, wildlife conservation, development studies, urban and transport planning, biodiversity and climatology.Graduates have followed careers in retail management, transport consultancy, regeneration management and the Whitehall civil service. Others work in environmental consultancies, hazards and insurance, real estate and property, and international development as flood risk analysts, commercial managers, GIS analysts, portfolio managers, campaign executives, social researchers, nature conservation officers, web designers, human resources officers and quantity surveyors.Others have secured roles as economists with the Government Economic Service or consultancies such as PwC and KPMG.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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

    46th out of 78 2

    35th out of 72

    9th out of 25 2

  • Entry standards

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    124 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%


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    / Max 210
    121 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 204
    145 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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