Geography (Human and Physical) with Professional Placement (BSc)

University of Reading the United Kingdom

For more information about Geography (Human and Physical) with Professional Placement at University of Reading, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
BSc

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 19330 per year

All study options

About Geography (Human and Physical) with Professional Placement at University of Reading

Human and physical geographers study the relationships between human and physical processes.

You will have the opportunity to explore many different aspects of geography, from climate change and water pollution to food security, social justice and human development. You will be supported by world-leading academics in each of these fields and will also gain technical laboratory skills.

On this degree, you will work with world leading academics in a supportive environment and gain technical laboratory skills. Current projects involve neighbourhood regeneration, resilience and sustainability, food and consumerism in the media, and responses to epidemics in third world countries.

Field classes are one of the most popular aspects of this degree and include trips to Naples and Berlin, the island of Crete, and Almeria in Spain. Field classes are subsidised and you will be guaranteed a place on at least one field trip. We are also developing additional field classes to Iceland, Africa and Latin America.

By your final year, you will be able to specialise in the areas that are interesting and important to you. You will have the opportunity to work with greatly respected academics from other departments on real research projects and a dissertation.

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. Most 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 one of the most successful 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 – either in the Netherlands (Groningen), Denmark (Aarhus), or Norway (University of Bergen or Svalbard). 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 19330 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

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Reading to prepare for your chosen course:

Location of University of Reading

University of Reading main campus is shown on the map below:

Read more about studying in the United Kingdom