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BSc (Hons) Geography with Foundation Year

Why choose this course?

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96% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree. (HESA, 2016)

If you want a strong platform for success on our BSc (Hons) Geography, why not consider taking a foundation year first? It could be the start of a journey which opens up a whole world of career opportunities.

  • Choose a route which is ideal if you are embarking on a fresh career direction, exploring a new subject area or don’t quite meet the entry requirements to join our honours degree straight away
  • Start your studies at foundation year stage for a thorough grounding in the subject and achieve your full honours degree in four years
  • Boost your professional credibility on one of the few geography degrees in the country with accreditation from The Institution of Environmental Sciences
  • Specialise in the physical, environmental or human area of geography – or a mixture of them all – with our extensive range of optional modules
  • Explore some of the most urgent sustainable development challenges facing our planet, such as food security and water scarcity
  • Develop your practical skills through field-based studies in the UK and overseas: our previous fieldtrips have taken in Crete and Morocco
  • Broaden your perspectives: we offer you the opportunity to spend a semester studying in the USA or Canada
  • Investigate fascinating locations like the Derwent Valley Mills UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Peak District National Park which are right on our doorstep
  • Benefit from the support and encouragement of staff with substantial research expertise

You can also take Geography as a Joint Honours subject.

BSc (Hons) Geography accredited by The Institute of Environmental Sciences

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