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Course summary

Overview Explore our dynamic and ever-changing world – from volcanoes and landslides to climate change and biodiversity. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the challenges facing our planet, and develop valuable practical experience through various field courses. Alongside this, you’ll have the opportunity to learn specialist theory in areas such as hydrology, earth surface processes, meteorology, population ecology and environmental economics. As your course progresses, you’ll continue to develop your skills as a geographer across a range of specialisms – from geographical information systems to environmental policymaking, biogeography, international development, climate change, energy transitions and natural hazards. You’ll graduate with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to start a fascinating geographical career or progress to further study. About This Course Our BSc Geography with a Placement Year degree covers both physical and human geography, focusing on the interactions between the natural environment and human society. Situated in the School of Environmental Sciences, with modules available from the School of International Development and School of Biological Sciences, you’ll benefit from a range of fascinating optional modules allowing you to tailor your degree to your own interests and career aspirations. During your first year, you’ll learn about key geographical concepts, discover the latest about global environmental challenges, study how our dynamic planet works and get outside to develop your skills during practicals, on field trips as well as a six-day residential field course. You’ll also choose between a module on the interplay between biodiversity and sustainability and one on understanding our atmospheres and oceans. As you progress through the course, you’ll continue developing your skills as a geographer across a range of specialisms, including geographical information systems (GIS). You’ll be able to shape your degree around your interests by choosing optional modules covering topics such as earth surface processes, biogeography, environmental economics and policymaking, climate change and natural hazards. In your final year independent research project, you’ll put into practice all the skills you have developed, exploring in detail a topic that fascinates you. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website:

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

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £24400 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Geography with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS