Geography at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

Accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), this course has consistently high satisfaction rates. It explores the world that we share, and the physical and social processes associated with it. The course includes the chance to go on residential field trips both in the UK and overseas. Previously these have taken place in locations such as Spain, North Wales and Derbyshire. You will gain the skills to tackle some of the most pressing issues we face today. You’ll examine issues of global concern, including environmental hazards and disasters, sustainability, resource management, migration, and globalisation. There is a focus on employing cutting-edge technologies such as geographical information systems (GIS), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and remote sensing equipment to manage human and natural resources. Our uniquely positioned, rural Brackenhurst Campus acts as an outdoor classroom where you can put your learning directly into practice and gain a wealth of practical-based skills. It’s only a short hop to the bright lights of Nottingham city centre though, so you really do get the best of both worlds.


Year One

  • Geographies of Global Change
  • Weather and Climate
  • Geographical Fieldwork
  • Earth Systems
  • Practical and Professional Skills
  • Global Environmental Issues
Year Two
  • Principles and Practice in Geography
  • Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis
  • Global Climate Emergency
and (pick three):
  • Sustainability
  • Natural Hazards and Disasters
  • River Dynamics and Management
  • International Development and Social Justice
  • Law and Policy
  • Environmental Change (Fieldwork)
Final year
  • Dissertation
  • Contemporary Topics in Geography
and (pick four):
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Drylands
  • Global Agriculture and Food Security
  • Applications of Remote Sensing
  • Energy for a Low Carbon Future
  • Glaciers and Glaciation
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Year 1 Coursework (67%), written exam (33%) Year 2 Coursework (83%), written exam (17%) Final Year BSc (Hons) Geography: coursework (100%) Physical Geography pathway: coursework (67%), written exam (33%)

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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Geography at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS