Physical Geography 

(2018 Entry)

BSc (Hons)

During your studies in Physical Geography, we take an interdisciplinary perspective that will allow you to embed influences from fields such as geology, environmental science and life sciences into your studies.

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

UCAS code: F841

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Physical Geography was voted 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016

Physical Geography was voted 1st for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016

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

Course Overview

With our global approach you will discover landscapes and points of view that transcend traditional boundaries. You will learn to collect and interpret evidence in the field and in the laboratory, acquiring skills in surveying, GIS and a range of physical and chemical analytical techniques. You will have the chance to apply your new skills on field courses in the UK and overseas.

What will this mean for my future?

In 2016, Keele University were recognised nationally as 1st for employability in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Geography graduates are highly employable. Your degree from Keele will equip you for future employment or advanced study, and will establish a lifelong appreciation of the world around you. Your skills could take you into directly related careers such as environmental planning or consultancy, or you could apply them in industries such as energy, agriculture, meteorology or construction. Your problem-solving skills and global, interdisciplinary approach will be of value in a huge range of careers.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Fundamentals of Physical Geography
  • Geographical Skills
  • People and the Environment
  • Global Warming or a New Ice Age*
  • Geography and Geographers*

Second year

  • Practical Physical Geography
  • Geographical Research Training
  • Regional Landsystems
  • Concepts and Debates in Geography*

Third year

  • Dissertation
  • Glaciers and Glacial Geomorphology
  • Coastal Environments
  • Applied GIS
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Water Resources
  • Inspirational Landscapes
  • Natural Hazards

*Single honours Physical Geography only