(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)

Geography is uniquely positioned between the physical and social sciences enabling geographers to provide broad-ranging perspectives on a range of key societal challenges. The course has consistently received very high levels of student satisfaction in recent National Student Surveys with Keele now ranking in the Top 10 for Geography in the Guardian 2017 University Guide.

Single Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: L701

View entry requirements

Course Overview

In our Geography course at Keele, you will develop a core foundation in the first year from which you will have the flexibility to pursue a diverse range of specialisms and interests in the second and third years, allowing you to explore your interests within the subject. You'll learn to access and engage with the latest research in which the majority of our staff are engaged; undertake effective fieldwork; utilise a range of methods to collect and analyse qualitative data; plan and undertake research; and use specialist software such as GIS to address geographical problems.

We offer a range of local field excursions, which for many students are the highlight of their learning experience. Our campus provides an ideal venue for some of our work, whilst field courses run locally and overseas provide an opportunity to broaden your horizons. We provide field course routes that incur no additional costs with only some optional trips involving additional charges. You will also have access to excellent computing and laboratory facilities, and the chance to study abroad at a partner institution, either for a semester or an entire international year

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 and research.

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Indicative modules

First Year

  • Geography and Geographers*
  • Human Geographies
  • People and the Environment
  • Geographical Skills
  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • The Practice of Physical Geography

Second Year

  • Dynamic Geographies
  • Practical Human Geography
  • Space and Society
  • Practical Physical Geography
  • Work Placement*
  • Regional Landsystems
  • Concepts and Debates in Geography*

Third Year

  • Dissertation
  • Natural Hazards
  • Water Resources
  • Glaciers and Glacial Geomorphology
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Coastal Environments
  • Economic Development and Environmental Transformation
  • Geographies of Children and Youth

*Single Honours Geography Only