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Geography (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Build a degree to match your interests and ambitions. You’ll study Geography alongside another subject and choose from a wide range of highly practical specialist modules, many featuring fieldwork.** **KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:**- **TWO SUBJECTS, ONE DEGREE:** A Joint Honours degree adds variety and interest to your studies. Studying Geography Joint Honours helps you to keep your career options open and marks you out as a versatile graduate with a broad portfolio of skills. You can combine Geography Joint Honours with a wide range of subjects at Derby – the full list can be found in the subject options below. **Please ensure you add the second subject you wish to combine with Geography in the further details section when adding your choice in apply.**- **RANKINGS:** Geography at Derby is joint fifth in the UK for careers after six months of graduating (Guardian University Guide 2020).- **FIELDWORK:** Fieldwork in the UK and overseas is central to this undergraduate geography course, helping you see and understand what you have covered in class, and how reality can differ from text books - setting you apart as a ‘can do’ graduate. - **INCLUDED IN YOUR FEES:** All-day trips and residential fieldtrips in prescribed and core modules. We also provide various equipment to support your fieldwork.- **EXPERT TEACHING:** Our geography lecturers include active researchers, authors and consultants undertaking important projects worldwide. It means you’ll be kept in touch with the very latest theories and what’s new and next in the world of geography.- **FACILITIES:** You'll have access to our map library and industry-standard equipment and software including drone technology, field spectrometers, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), and Geographic Information System (GIS).- **ADDRESS GLOBAL CHALLENGES:** The content of this course is aligned to the priorities of global initiatives, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals where topics such as 'no poverty', 'clean water and sanitation', and 'sustainable cities and communities' are a priority.- **TAILORED TO YOU:** Tailor your degree to match your interests and ambitions: our broad choice of geography modules gives you the freedom to focus on physical, environmental or human geography – or a mixture of them all.**YOUR CAREER:** - As a Joint Honours graduate you will also have the versatility and resourcefulness to impress a potential employer. Our graduates are now enjoying success in diverse roles such as agronomy, environmental consulting, data analysis, rail planning, water quality analysis, teaching, GIS and conservation.**STUDY OPTIONS:**- This course is also available as a single honours degree.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 120 - 128

For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer. We encourage you to outline all your qualifications and achievements in your application to provide us a full picture. Your offer will typically be based on your predicted and/or achieved grades from full level 3 qualifications or above e.g. A levels, BTEC Ext Diploma, Access to HE, etc. Any


University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    103 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%



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