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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

**Stimulate your curiosity about the Earth and the human societies that inhabit it. With first-class teaching, exciting fieldtrips and excellent facilities, our BSc (Hons) Geography course will help you map out an inspiring career.****KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:**- **STUDENT SATISFACTION:** 90% of our BSc (Hons) Geography students are satisfied with the overall quality of their course (National Student Survey 2019).- **RANKINGS:** Geography at Derby is joint fifth in the UK for careers after six months of graduating (Guardian University Guide 2020).- **ACCREDITATIONS:** Our course is one of only a few Geography degrees in the country to hold two accreditations. The Institution of Environmental Sciences and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) have approved our course, reflecting its high quality and solid academic foundations. - **ADDRESS GLOBAL CHALLENGES:** Course content is aligned to global initiatives such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, our Geography courses address the following goals: no poverty, clean water and sanitation, and sustainable cities and communities.- **FIELDTRIPS:** We're located near the Peak District National Park, providing a rich resource for you to study and map landscapes and surface features - our students have also travelled to Crete and Morocco to gain a global perspective of geography. - **INCLUDED IN YOUR FEES:** All-day trips and residential fieldtrips in prescribed and core modules, including two international trips, previous destinations have included Crete and Morocco. We also provide various equipment to support your fieldwork.- **TAILORED TO YOU:** Our extensive range of optional modules allows you to tailor your course to meet your career ambitions - you can choose to specialise in either the human, physical, environmental, or a mixture of them all. - **FACILITIES:** We have invested in up-to-date learning facilities to help you build the practical skills which are highly valued in the profession. They include a spatial data laboratory – which houses an exceptional collection of maps, drone technology to view landscape data, a geotechnical, sedimentology and specialist computing laboratories. - **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. **WHAT YOU'LL COVER:**- Your first year will introduce you to themes such as human geography, global environmental issues, mapping and physical geography. Optional modules in your second year will allow you to explore topics from sustainable energy resources through to cultural landscapes, while options in stage three give you the opportunity to take your knowledge of GIS to an advanced level or investigate the security of food across the world.**HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:**- We use a diverse range of assessment methods, including essays, reports, field and laboratory notebooks, portfolios, posters, infographics oral presentations, vivas, and written exams (seen and unseen). You may be assessed individually or as part of a group. **YOUR CAREER:**- Our graduates are now enjoying success in diverse roles such as agronomy, environmental consulting, data analysis, rail planning, water quality analysis, teaching, GIS, transport officers, and conservation. The knowledge and skills you gain at Derby University are also sought after by employers in commerce, public services, research and industry.**STUDY OPTIONS:**- This course is available with a Foundation Year option.- This course is available with an Industrial Placement Year.- You can combine another subject with this course to study a Joint Honours degree.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

At least a grade C at A level in Science or Social Science (or equivalent qualification)


University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

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

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
A comprehensive welcome and induction programme helps international students settle into university life.

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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