Undergraduate

Over recent years our students are amongst the most satisfied Geography students in the UK, and 94% of our graduates enter paid employment or study for a higher degree within six months of leaving (2017 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey). 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.

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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.

Physical Geography BSc (with optional year abroad or year in industry)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: F840
If you study this degree you will not take any Human Geography modules in your first year. These credits are made up with additional modules taken outside of the Geography teaching programme in Geology and Biological Sciences. There remain opportunities to also take some modules external to geography during Years 2 and 3 particularly for those with an interest in the ecological aspects of geography.

Geography with Foundation Year BSc (with optional year abroad or year in industry)
4-5 years, full-time | UCAS code: F849
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.