Geography (with foundation year) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

This course is an integrated foundation degree, where you'll progress onto our BSc (Hons) Geography course, once you successfully complete your foundation year. Our integrated foundation degrees offer a unique gateway to our BSc courses for those who currently don't meet the degree-level entry criteria. The foundation year acts as a launch pad, supporting you with the transition to university learning. Anticipate a year filled with the development of robust study skills, increased confidence in tackling intricate problems, and the cultivation of independent learning. Rest assured, by the end of this transformative year, you'll emerge well-prepared for the exhilarating challenges that await you at degree level. About the BSc course Disaster relief, the climate crisis, diminishing resources, and social inequity: where others see questions, geographers find answers. Our course attracts everyone from the environmentally curious to the ecologically inspired; people who are naturally passionate about how humans interact with the environment, and vice versa. With us, you won’t just learn how the world works — you’ll find out how to make a meaningful difference to it. Delivered at our stunning Brackenhurst Campus, this highly practical degree is packed with fieldwork, trips and opportunities to get your hands dirty. Geography’s a broad discipline, and that’s why you’ll be able to choose what areas of geography you study – your degree, your choice. You could complete an industry placement on the sandwich route, and study in locations such as Australia or Canada as part of our international exchange programme. We’ve built this course around exciting real-world experiences, because we think you should graduate with more than just a qualification. Geography students are prized for their versatility, and the subject has one of the UK’s highest employment rates. You’ll develop an impressive portfolio of technical and transferable skills, becoming a natural writer, and an inquisitive researcher who’s great with data. Our grads work as everything from environmental risk assessors to sustainability consultants, from corporate roles in big multinationals to on-the-ground disaster aid with NGOs. With a great geography degree, your choices are almost endless!


Year One - Foundation Biology - Laboratory Skills - Science in Practice - Field Skills - Preparing for Success Year Two - Geographies of Global Change - Weather and Climate - Geographical Fieldwork - Earth Systems - Practical and Professional Skills - Global Environmental Issues Year Three - Principles and Practice in Geography - Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis - Global Climate Emergency and (pick three): - Sustainability - Natural Hazards and Disasters - River Dynamics and Management - International Development and Social Justice - Law and Policy - Environmental Change (Fieldwork) Final year - Dissertation - Contemporary Topics in Geography and (pick four): - Natural Resource Management - Drylands - Global Agriculture and Food Security - Applications of Remote Sensing - Energy for a Low Carbon Future - Glaciers and Glaciation Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Tuition fees for 2025 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2024 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Geography (with foundation year) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS