Keele University Geography
Course type: Single Honours, Dual Honours, Major
Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time
Location of study: Keele University campus
Subject Area: Geography, Geology and the Environment, Faculty of Natural Sciences
In 2015, this course was ranked in the UK’s top ten for overall student satisfaction.
Geography is uniquely positioned between the physical and social sciences enabling geographers to provide broad ranging perspectives on a range of key societal challenges. At Keele, you can study the subject as part of a dual honours, major route or single honours pathway. In all cases, you will develop a core foundation in the first year from which you have the flexibility to pursue a diverse range of specialisms and interests in the second and third years. You’ll learn to access and engage with the latest research; undertake effective fieldwork; utilise a range of methods to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data; plan and undertake research; and use specialist software, such as GIS, to address geographical problems. The course also offers local and overseas field excursions, access to excellent computing and science lab facilities, and the chance to study abroad at a partner institution.
Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.
Looking for a more complete list of modules? You can view the module list for 2016 entry on our Module Catalogue. Please note this is not a guaranteed module list for future intakes:
Skills and careers
What will this mean for my future?
As a geographer, you’ll develop a wide range of transferable and subject-specific skills that are highly valued by employers. Your interdisciplinary perspectives, problem solving skills and the ability to research, evaluate and synthesise information from diverse sources are relevant to a broad range of careers including those in transport and planning and the environmental and retail sectors. They also provide an ideal training for postgraduate study.