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Geography (Human) 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

Explore the relationship between human societies and the environments they inhabit with our BSc Geography (Human) with Professional Experience degree.On this four-year course, you'll study the dynamics and differences in cultures, political systems, economies and landscapes, and discover the links between them.Examine issues that are critical to our shared global future, including:* climate change* globalisation and international labour markets* social deprivation* water pollution.You'll have the flexibility to decide where to focus your attention as your degree progresses, so you can adapt the degree to suit your interests as they evolve.Your studies will equip you with essential subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills, including:* qualitative and quantitative surveying techniques* design and implementation of fieldwork and research projects* teamworking, communication and leadership* GIS (Geographic Information System) and remote sensing* computer modelling* cartography* spatial analysis.**BSc Geography (Human) placement year**A key component of this degree is a year-long professional placement, which occurs between your second and final year. Placements can help enhance your employability and build your network.Other opportunities include summer placements and the chance to work with partner organisations on research projects, with some of our recent students working with organisations such as:* Thames Water* Environment Agency* Reading Borough Council* Earth Trust* Reading Buses* West Berkshire Wildlife Group.**Careers**Geography arms you with the ability to see the big picture. The intellectual, technical and team-working skills you develop during your degree are sought by employers – and 95% of our graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2017/18, based on first degree responders from geography and environmental science).Your degree will provide the subject-specific and transferable skills required in a variety of careers, including wildlife conservation, renewable energy, urban and transport planning, and roles in the environmental and agricultural sectors. Your communication skills and desire to make a difference might lead you to work in the public sector, teaching, or for local or national government.Recent BSc Geography (Human) graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:* Citibank* Good Energy* Innovate UK* Jacobs* Mitchells & Butlers* Thames Teachers.

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

    30th out of 71 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    121 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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