This integrated Masters course combines undergraduate and postgraduate study over four years, meaning you will graduate with a single Masters-level degree. It is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study the subject in greater depth than would ordinarily be achieved during a standard three year undergraduate course.
You will benefit from a broad grounding in geography that explores a series of themes drawn from across the discipline. You can also choose to follow a route through the course that allows you to specialise in physical geography. Exploration of the rapidly developing and exciting field of geospatial technologies (including GIS, remote sensing and UAVs) is a consistent theme of the course. In your final year you will explore developments and debates at the forefront of geography as a discipline. You will learn and apply advanced geospatial techniques within the context of research, business, and in national and international disaster risk reduction and management.
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
Why choose this course?
- Learn from our experienced teaching staff who have expertise in a wide range of specialist areas across both human and physical geography.
- Get hands-on experience of the latest geospatial technologies, their applications and insights into current professional practice in this rapidly developing industry.
- Experience new human and physical environments in the UK and overseas through subsidised field trips.
- Split your time between our stunning Brackenhurst Campus with its 200-hectare outdoor classroom and the vibrant city of Nottingham.
- The course was designed with input from employers.
Careers and employability
The skills you possess as a Geography graduate will enable you to choose an exciting career in one of many areas. For example, central and local governments offer roles in numerous departments dealing with aspects of:
- pollution monitoring
- disaster management
- flood prevention.
Charities employ geographers as:
- aid coordinators
- GIS specialists
- project managers.
Private companies employ:
- environmental consultants
- risk assessors
- GIS specialists.
You have the option to take on a placement for at least 38 weeks. This would take place between the second and third year of study. This can lead to a Certificate or Diploma in Professional Studies.
Previous students have undertaken placements at organisations like:
- The Environment Agency
- Wildlife Trusts
- Nottingham City Council
- The Forestry Commission.