BSc (Hons) Geography


Course code F810

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Course code F810

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Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2021
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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Learn to solve global and local challenges of the 21st century on a course where the Lake District National Park is your immediate outdoor laboratory.

You’ll get to do fieldwork every week, not just at the end of term - in the stunning landscape of a World Heritage Site - because practical study is integral to this course. We do this so that you make the most of your degree and develop key skills that will boost your employability, no matter what sector you go on to work in.

Our broad spectrum of modules means that alongside physical and environmental geography, you’ll gain a deep knowledge of human geography - looking at people’s interaction with the environment, their communities and the complex issues facing society today and in the future.

Plus, you will live and learn close to the shores of Windermere, on our friendly Ambleside campus in the stunning Lake District, where you will be surrounded by a picturesque patchwork of more than 150 lofty peaks, 16 lakes, an abundance of rivers - all home to unique habitats and wildlife.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

You won't just talk about Geography; youll live it. From geomorphological landscapes to the interaction between the physical and human environment to climate change, ecosystems and the rural economy and society, we have created a course for you that has a strong theoretical and broad geographical core.

  • Unrivalled Ambleside location - we’re the only university in the UK with a campus in a National Park and a World Heritage Site
  • Taught by experienced  lecturers who conduct international research
  • Small class sizes mean you get the best tutor support when you need it 
  • Access to up-to-date technology used in the modern workplace, including advanced Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing
  • Broad range of physical and human geography modules to choose from to suit your interests
  • Learn to solve large global challenges down to issues such as small scale flood management, boosting your problem-solving skills
  • We ensure your teaching is current and up-to-date, addressing topical and contemporary issues faced by society
  • You’ll develop technical, analytical and interpretative skills through your studies to boost your employability
  • National and International field work opportunities

We have deisgned our Geography course so you get the opportunity to bring together human, physical and environmental geography. Not only will it give you a breadth of academic knowledge and plenty of hands-on field work, it can be the start you need to shape your successful career.

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this degree course can expect to go into a range of careers, including rural resource managers, conservation site managers, teachers, logistics, town and country planning, environmental monitoring and assessment, environmental policy, government agencies, conservation and land management, hydrological assessors, river trust wardens, national park rangers.

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