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BA Geography addresses dynamic and complex social, economic and political processes in a range of urban and rural settings in the developed and the developing world. During this programme, you’ll get to grips with subject-specific geography modules and develop a range of valuable skills in GIS, qualitative methods, group work and report writing.

There are three options available for studying Geography BA at Hull. The foundation year is ideal for students who need to strengthen their academic background in order to meet the entry requirements for the degree. The Geography BA degree offers a three-year study option, as well as a four-year option with the opportunity to study abroad for a year.

Flexibility is key – you can choose combinations of human and physical geography modules or combine your study of geography with another subject. You participate in field studies in the local area and in overseas destinations such as Morocco, Iceland, Malawi, Germany and Italy. And there are optional field trips to international sites or UK destinations during the final year of study. All core field trips are provided free.

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Future Prospects

You will develop a range of transferable skills in research, data analysis and communication combined with an in-depth knowledge of a number of academic themes. Your employability is boosted by our emphasis on teaching real-world expertise and solving practical problems, which offers you the chance to get to grips with the latest geo-technology, remote sensing, data collection methodology, statistical software and building presentation skills.

96% of full-time students on this programme find employment or progress to further study within six months of finishing their course (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2017). Recent graduates went on to work for a diverse range of employers, including Associated British Ports (ABP), Green Energy, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Middlesbrough Football Club, British Army, Lake District Estates, KPMG – as well as a local and national government, print and broadcast media and the University of Hull.

Others have continued with postgraduate studies, for example, with MA, MSc and PhD degrees, a PGCE teaching certificate or a variety of specific professional qualifications. All of our students take part in personal development planning, using our online software to record their developing skills and knowledge.