Geography (with a Year Abroad) at University of Chester - UCAS

Course summary

This four-year degree allows you to specialise in human or physical aspects of geography (or to blend the two) and incorporates a year abroad in your third year. The course allows you to specialise in physical and human geography sub-disciplines, as well as in the application of the latest geospatial technologies (digital geographies) to laboratory investigations and fieldwork in human and physical geography. UK fieldwork (real and virtual) is an integral part of most areas of teaching, and on top of the year abroad there are opportunities for travel to a variety of international fieldwork destinations. Benefit from studying in a vibrant, research active and friendly department, which adopts innovative approaches to learning to help you develop knowledge, skills and understanding in human and/or physical geography. Our Geography courses are ranked 8th in the UK for Student Satisfaction and in the top 20 for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide, 2022). Physical geography modules explore processes that shape environments, focusing on changes in climate and sea-level, water quality, catchment vegetation, slope processes, ocean circulation and natural hazard processes. Human geography options focus on social, economic and cultural challenges in the areas of geopolitics, social mobility, digital poverty, health and sustainability. There is also the opportunity for you to gain work experience in an external organisation.


Please refer to the course website for module details.

Assessment method

You will demonstrate your knowledge through a wide range of innovative and real-world authentic assignments, including field and laboratory reports, vlogs, debates, briefings, consultancy reports and infographics.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Chester considers a wide range of Level 3 qualifications and a wide range of professional / vocational qualifications.

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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.
Geography (with a Year Abroad) at University of Chester - UCAS