Explore concepts of economics and human geography – from globalisation, consumerism and sustainability, to the handling of epidemics and political and economic responses to climate change – with our BSc Geography and Economics (Regional Science) with Professional Experience degree. This interdisciplinary, four-year degree, led by experts from the Department of Geography and Environmental Science and the Department of Economics, examines issues that dominate the news and shape the world in which we live. An integrated placement year between your second and final year enables you to gain valuable real-world experience in the workplace. You’ll address challenges across a range of scales – local, regional, national and global – from the spatial implications of economic processes, to the economic impact of social processes. Develop your knowledge and expertise as you critically analyse:
- how resources are allocated and used, and the consequences for social and economic wellbeing
- the impact of consumerism and sustainability
- issues of work, employment and development
- how neighbourhoods and urban spaces are regenerated
- the application of micro-economics and macro-economics to globalisation
- GIS and remote sensing
- modelling and cartography
- statistical and numerical analyses
- research techniques, including quantitative analysis, interviewing and ethnographic approaches
- teamwork, communication, and leadership
- The Environment Agency
- The Earth Trust
- Department of Education
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Bank of England
- NHS England
The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery in 2024/25. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change. Core modules for this course: Global Challenges; Geographical Imaginaries; Approaching Human Geography; Principles of Economics 1; Principles of Economics 2; Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis; Intermediate Microeconomics; Intermediate Macroeconomics; Skills Training and Project Design; Living Together: Social and Cultural Geographies; Professional Placement Year; Dissertation The University cannot guarantee that all optional modules will be available to all students who may wish to take them. Further information about the content of final approved modules will be available between May and July 2023. We suggest that you regularly revisit this webpage during this time to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding the modules offered on this programme.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BCC.
English language requirements
|We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
|We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
|Cambridge English Advanced
|We require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|We require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
|We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
|Institution's Own Test
|Test of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
|We require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.
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