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Course summary

A Combined Honours degree at Chester gives you the opportunity to study two subjects. You will spend a fairly even amount of time studying each subject area, with possible opportunities to declare a major – minor towards the end of your studies. Economics This course reinforces the vision of economics as a major social science that influences others, and considers the different contexts and fields that it is related to. Economics is about resource allocation within and between societies, but it is also a study of how our decisions, and the institutional contexts in which we make those decisions, impact our success in achieving our wants and addressing our needs. We ask important questions, such as how can we develop policies that protect the environment and ensure economic development? On this course, you will learn to understand, interpret and develop policies for individuals, firms, governments, and global economies. You will learn to participate in current economic and policy debates. If your mind is curious and you enjoy gaining rich and varied perspectives, then a degree with us is perfect for you as we have our home in a versatile and multidisciplinary department. Obtain new perspectives from experts in economics and our neighbouring courses such as politics, international relations, sociology and criminology. Develop increased confidence in your quantitative skills, even if mathematics makes you nervous. Gain a firm grounding in core economic theories and concepts, and develop the ability to see how theory is relevant to the real world. You will also develop the ability to make sense of data using various data analysis tools and programmes, and gain confidence in your employability profile through our placement and study abroad opportunities. Geography Explore the physical processes shaping natural environments and the role of humans as agents of environmental change, and gain the knowledge and skills to tackle global issues from the climate emergency to environmental degradation. This course gives you access to a wide range of modules in physical and human geography, allowing you to tailor your learning experience. Combined Honours students might choose to follow either a physical or human geography research methods route. The course allows you to specialise in a range of physical geography sub-disciplines, with opportunities to study elements of human geography if that suits your interests. Study in a vibrant, research active and friendly department, which adopts innovative approaches to learning to help you develop the knowledge, skills and understanding sought by today’s employers. Our Geography courses are ranked 8th in the UK for Student Satisfaction and in the top 20 for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide, 2022). Fieldwork is incorporated throughout our course, allowing you to explore key processes and issues first-hand, and we offer international fieldwork opportunities. You will learn about the physical processes that shape the most pressing contemporary global environment issues. A range of employment skills are embedded within the course and you will have the invaluable opportunity to build work with a graduate employer on placement.


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Assessment method

For Economics, we use a variety of formative and summative assessments, including in-class tests, individual and group presentations, written reports and essays, online quizzes, computer-based exams or research projects, together with traditional written exams. For Geography, the Department engages in a wide variety of innovative and imaginative coursework assignments, from podcasting, oral presentations, and posters to briefing papers, consultancy reports and vlogs.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Geographical Society

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A levels and BTECs/OCRs. All applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics at grade B/5 or above (we will consider grade C if an applicant is also studying A level Core Maths, Economics, or Business at A Level)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Economics and Geography at University of Chester - UCAS