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Course summary

Our Geography BSc at Leeds provides you with the knowledge to understand the state of planet Earth and the skills to shape its future. We offer a broad-based, highly flexible geography programme that addresses key themes of natural hazards, climate change and sustainability throughout the course. You can select modules from both physical and human geography, develop your professional skills through our work and teaching placement modules and customise your learning to match your interests. As well as specialist knowledge, you’ll build transferable skills in presenting your ideas both orally and in writing, in data collection, presentation and analysis, and in independent project management and team working. Each year of this programme is designed around a combination of compulsory modules, optional modules and the chance to study discovery modules from across the University that allow you to broaden your education with additional subjects of interest. This means, once you graduate, you’ll be fully equipped with a tailored, yet extensive, skill set that’ll help you pursue your next steps in the field of your choice. Why study at Leeds:

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society with IBG.
  • Our  globally-renowned research here 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. Optional modules allow you to specialise in either human geography or physical geography, or opt to study a mixture of both.
  • Experience expert teaching delivered by a School that has taught geography for over 100 years and is made up of academics and researchers who specialise in a variety of geography disciplines.
  • Access excellent teaching facilities, including specialist labs and a dedicated field store, fully equipped with research-grade equipment to support your learning and practical fieldwork.
  • Put theory into practice with our fieldwork activities, where you’ll experience ‘real world’ learning that will advance your skills in research, project planning and teamwork, whilst gaining hands-on experience that is highly valued by employers in industry.
  • Enhance your career prospects and give your CV that competitive edge before you graduate by undertaking our paid industrial work placements opportunities. Our close industry links have given previous students the chance to work at — and build professional relationships with — organisations such as Unilever, RSK, EDF Energy and Lloyds Bank.
  • 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

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 Qualifications. For more information please contact the School of Geography Admissions Team.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. 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/3380/geography-bsc#entry


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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