If you want to explore how our Earth system operates and its underlying mathematical principles our combined course is for you.
On this mainly physical geography course you will develop an appreciation of how processes at work on the Earth's surface can be described mathematically and represented in simulation models.
Look into the processes that shape our world's dramatic landscapes and the dynamics of the atmosphere and biosphere, and how you can have a say in how we manage our future environment.
Learn how to understand and explore the science behind the world.
You can convert your 3-year degree into a 4-year degree by spending an additional year on an industrial placement or overseas, before returning to Leeds to complete your final year of study. Read "Study abroad and work placements".
Fieldwork is an integral part of all our geography degrees. All compulsory fieldwork in Years 1 and 2 is funded by the School.
You will cover developments in the study of climate change, human impacts on the biosphere and the hydro-geomorphological processes that shape physical landscapes.
In Year 1 you will gain a broad overview of all these topics, and then as you progress through your second and final year you have the opportunity to specialise according to your strengths and interests.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
You will study the following compulsory modules:
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including an A in Mathematics
Preferably including Geography. If Geography is not included then we would expect 2 science A-levels from Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics.
GCSE: English and Mathematics at grade B or above, or an appropriate English language and Mathematics qualification.
To find out more about our links with industry, read Study abroad and work placements.
A BSc Geography with Environmental Mathematics degree equips you with skills for a multitude of careers in environmental management such as:
Our graduates have also secured roles in sectors such as:
Find out about your career prospects first-hand from employers and graduates of the School in our employability video!
In the School of Geography we take your future very seriously and know that employability is uppermost in many students' minds. If you choose to study Geography with Environmental Mathematics at Leeds, you can be confident that you're not only joining a university whose graduates are targeted by top employers, but that as Geography with Environmental Mathematics graduates, your employment opportunities couldn't be more exciting and wide-ranging.
We structure this programme to ensure you develop the key transferable skills sought by graduate recruiters, skills such as: team-working, commercial awareness, report-writing, fluency in oral communication and presentation, numerical analysis, IT expertise and investigative skills.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That's one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.
Study abroad and work placements
You can convert your 3-year degree into a 4-year study abroad degree by spending an additional year overseas, before returning to Leeds to complete your final year of study. You don't apply directly to this course, instead you can register your interest with us once you've enrolled on the 3-year degree.
To be eligible for Study Abroad you'll need to maintain a good average in your assessments in years 1 and 2 and, for some destinations, you may have to show you have the necessary language skills. Read more about eligibility on the Study Abroad website.
The Study Abroad Office and the School provide guidance to help you set up a study place at one of the University's partner institutions from around the world. Find out more at the Study Abroad website.
The School of Geography has long-established partnerships with a number of overseas universities who reserve places each year specifically for Leeds geographers.
European (Erasmus) destinations
*Starred institutions may offer a programme in English. Students may apply for department-specific or university-wide destinations. Academic suitability and language requirements should be discussed with your School Study Abroad Coordinator prior to application.
Teaching takes place in English at all these universities:
Find out more from staff and students in our study abroad video
'Recruiters have confirmed that a record 32% of this year's entry-level positions are expected to be filled by graduates who have already worked for their organisations - either through paid internships, industrial placements or vacation work.'
(The Graduate Market in 2016, High Fliers Research)
At Leeds our aim is to ensure our students thrive in their academic studies and leave us as highly employable graduates with a wide range of skills and attributes sought after in today's job market. Leeds is one of the few geography departments in the UK to offer a year in industry scheme which allows you to extend your three-year programme to a four-year industrial degree.
This is a fantastic opportunity to add value to your CV, experience the 'real world' first-hand and, in many cases, be offered a permanent job with the placement company on graduating. With staff dedicated to helping you to secure a placement that is right for you, and by keeping in close contact with you throughout your placement year, we ensure you get the most out of your time with your chosen company.
You don't have to decide to do a placement year before you start your course, you can register your interest with us once you've enrolled on the 3-year degree.
Find out first-hand from employers and year in industry students about your options!
Ask any of our students and they will tell you that taking part in field trips is one of the most enjoyable and memorable aspects of the geography programmes at Leeds.
We offer BSc field trips at each level of study and they provide a great opportunity to study a fascinating subject in contrasting environments away from the University. During the field trips you will learn essential fieldwork and team working skills, transferable skills that will prove invaluable to your future career. Field trips are also a fantastic way to travel and see new places and to get to know your tutors and other students better.
On this course the fieldtrips offered are:
Level 1 - Malham
Level 2 - Austrian Alps, Algarve, Portugal and Mallorca, Spain
Level 3 - New Zealand
Watch our field trip videos to the Austrian Alps and Malham!
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