Geography and Economics (Regional Science) with Professional Placement (BSc)

University of Reading the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 16070 per year

All study options

About Geography and Economics (Regional Science) with Professional Placement at University of Reading

Economic and geographic issues dominate the news and shape the world we live in. This area covers everything from globalisation and consumerism to sustainability and responses to epidemics.

This joint degree combines the study of human geography and economics by focusing on the spatial implications of economic processes and the economic implications of social processes.

You will gain analytical skills and specialist knowledge of economics as you develop through this course, giving you a valuable edge over other applicants when it comes to getting a job.

Research techniques include a range of methods of quantitative analysis as well as interviewing and ethnographic approaches enabling you to develop a wide range of skills.

You can also choose to take a full year of study abroad or professional experience as part of your degree, usually between your second and third year of study. Recent destinations for study abroad year include Melbourne, Australia and Ottawa, Canada.

Placement - this four-year degree course includes a placement or a year's study at a university abroad, providing opportunities for you to work with partner organisations on research projects. Recent examples include Thames Water, the Environment Agency, Reading Borough Council, the Earth Trust, Reading Buses and West Berkshire Wildlife Group. You will benefit from the links that members of staff have with industry and with external organisations such as NGOs, local authorities, and government departments. Recently, a final-year student undertook field work for her dissertation at the Environmental Studies Centre in Cyprus, benefiting from the expertise and facilities available in a challenging and exciting environment overseas. The department also runs both Erasmus+ study abroad schemes in the UK and enjoys active links with approved partner universities in Europe. In the autumn term of your final year, you will have the chance to study abroad for a term. All classes are conducted in English and bursaries are available to help with travel and accommodation costs.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 16070 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Subject to the Government passing legislation to raise the minimum fee cap, we will raise undergraduate tuition fees from £9,000 to £9,250 for new UK/EU students applying to start courses in the 2017/18 academic year. You will not be affected by this rise if you have deferred entry to the 2017/18 academic year. The Government will confirm future arrangements for EU students in due course.

Entry requirements

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5

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