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Course summary

A degree in human geography provides the knowledge and skills to understand our rapidly changing world, including international development, population growth, urban transformation, sustainability, global geopolitics, human rights, globalisation, and patterns of inequality (ethnicity, class and gender). Our graduates are in demand for both their specialist and transferable skills. Throughout this course, you’ll build skills in presenting your ideas in reports and orally, in data collection, presentation and analysis, and in the use of specialist mapping and statistical software. Each year of this programme is designed around a combination of compulsory core modules, as well as opportunities to take optional modules and discovery modules across the University so you can choose additional subjects of interest. This means you can specialise in either human or physical geography – or choose modules from a mixture of both. Broad expertise and knowledge will equip you to tackle important real-world problems in a range of organisations and sectors, from the public sector (such as working for local government), to private industry (as a retail analyst or location planner) and for non-governmental organisations (such as Amnesty International as a policy and campaigns officer). Why study at Leeds:

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society with IBG.
  • Our globally-renowned research at Leeds has had a pioneering impact on current global agendas in environmental protection, public health and the economy and feeds directly into your course, shaping what you learn with the latest thinking.
  • This course is highly flexible so you can tailor your degree to suit your interests. You can specialise in either human geography or physical geography or opt to study a mixture of our BA and BSc modules.
  • Experience expert teaching delivered by a School that has taught  and is made up of academics and researchers who specialise in a variety of geography disciplines.
  • Access excellent teaching facilities, including specialist labs, a dedicated field store fully equipped with research-grade equipment and industry-standard software to support your learning and practical fieldwork.
  • Put theory into practice with our extensive fieldwork activities, where you’ll experience ‘real world’ learning that will advance your research, project planning and teamwork skills whilst gaining hands-on experience highly valued by employers in industry.
  • Enhance your career prospects and give your CV that competitive edge before you graduate by undertaking a work placement. Our close industry links have given previous students the chance to work at — and build professional relationships with — organisations such as Sainsbury’s, Morgan Stanley and GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Gain invaluable life experience and advance your personal development with our exciting study abroad programmes, spanning across many universities worldwide.
  • Make the most of your time at Leeds by joining our student society GeogSoc which gives you the chance to meet like-minded students who share your passion for geography. The society organises a range of social activities and trips and has football and netball teams in the University’s intra-mural league.

Professional bodies

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

  • Royal Geographical Society

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Geography Undergraduate Admissions Team.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component. International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, please access this page: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125008/english_language/1768/pre-sessionals

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/0330/geography-ba#entry


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Fees and funding

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