Undergraduate

Students in the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment are very happy! A whopping 95% of our Human Geographers (Top 4 UK Human Geography Course), 90% of Physical Geographers and 94% of Geology students (Top 4 UK Geology course) are satisfied with their courses (NSS, 2021). The School prides itself on supporting students to realise their potential.

Studying Geography at Leicester will enhance and broaden your academic knowledge, develop your communication skills and provide you with excellent career opportunities.

Available degrees

Geography BA (with optional year abroad or year in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: L700
This degree programme involves a mix of human and physical geography in Year 1. In Years 2 and 3 you specialise in human geography studying topics that include environmental and resource sustainability, social justice and activism, migration, critical geopolitics and gentrification.

Human Geography BA (with optional year abroad or year in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: L720
If you study this degree you will take no physical geography modules. Remaining credits are made up with additional modules taken outside of the geography teaching programme in subjects such as Sociology, International Relations and Modern Languages. In Years 2 and 3 you can focus on particular areas of geography that fascinate you, such as global migration, environmental challenges and gentrification.

Geography BSc (with optional year abroad or year in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: F800
This degree programme involves a mix of physical and human geography in Year 1. In Years 2 and 3 you specialise in physical geography studying landscape processes, biogeography and climate change focussing on some of the most fascinating environments around the world.

Environmental Science BSc (with optional year abroad or year in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: F840
This degree provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the Earth, its living systems, and the complexity of environmental-societal interactions. As an Environmental Scientist, you will investigate the most pressing global and environmental challenges of our time. You will study a diverse range of topics, delivered by staff from Geography, Geoscience and Biological Sciences. Key topics include climate change, conservation, ecology, sustainable development and natural resources. You will gain key skills for monitoring environmental processes and for managing the critical environmental challenges faced by society.

Physical Geography and Geology BSc (with optional year abroad or year in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: F8F6
This is for you if you have a broad interest in Earth Science and our environment and want to study at the boundary of the disciplines of physical geography and geology.

Geography with Foundation Year BSc (with optional year abroad or year in industry)
4-5 years, full-time | UCAS code: F992
There’s always another way to follow your passion. If you don’t quite have the entry requirements to study geography at Leicester, this STEM Foundation Year degree is for you.

Geography at Leicester

As part of his course, Michael used industry-standard GIS and remote-sensing applications.