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Why study with us

We are committed to protecting and growing the spaces that nurture us, improving the communities that shape us, developing the institutions that bind us, and influencing the people that lead us. Join us and pursue your passions, advance your academic ambitions and develop your professional profile and skills.

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Professionally recognised

Fully or partially accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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Top ranked

We’re ranked in the global Top 100 for Geography (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

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Fast-track your career

98% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling, 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).

Courses

Entry year

Human Geography (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

Tackle the social, political, economic and environmental challenges which affect how and where we live.

Human Geography and Planning (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

Explore the changing nature of space and place and help solve the major social and development issues affecting communities in the UK and around the world.

Human Geography and Planning with a Professional Placement Year (Accredited) (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Explore the changing nature of space and place and help solve the major social and development issues affecting communities in the UK and around the world.

Human Geography with a Professional Placement Year (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Tackle the social, political, economic and environmental challenges which affect how and where we live.

Urban Planning & Development (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

Explore how planning shapes how we live, travel and interact with people and places, and learn how you can change it for the better.

Urban Planning and Development with a Professional Placement Year (BSc)

Full-time - Sandwich (Thick), 4 years

Explore how planning shapes how we live, travel and interact with people and places, and learn how you can change it for the better.

Our talks and videos

What can you expect as a student with us?

Our virtual open day presentation gives a flavour of our undergraduate Human Geography and Planning courses, how we teach, what you’ll learn and the additional opportunities available as part of your degree.

Human Geography - transforming people and places

Human Geography is the study of our world and our relationships with systems, policies, cultures and social behaviours. Investigate, analyse and help solve some of the major global challenges affecting communities around the world.

Our approach

We apply critical thinking and practical knowledge in solving economic, environmental and social problems to address the grand challenges faced by human societies and places today.

Note: Since filming, we’ve welcomed a new Head of School and staff have changed roles but this film will still give you an insight into who we are and what we do.

I loved studying Geography at A-level and knew that I wanted to continue to study it at university, but I was also interested in planning. There’s such a range of modules on offer. I particularly enjoyed the Sustainable Transport, Places and Plans and Liveable Cities modules. They all contained different assignment possibilities such as videos and posters, offered a broad range of topics and field studies, as well as the opportunity to collect your own research.
Sophie Jones BSc Human Geography and Planning

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Professional Placement Year

All our programmes are available with a professional placement year. You would take a salaried placement in your third year, developing your professional skills and knowledge, before returning to us for your fourth and final year of study.

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Gain a real-world perspective

Our subsidised field study visits allow you to engage with social, economic, and place-based issues in a live setting. Complemented by virtual opportunities, they explore contexts from the local to the international.