By embracing the fact that every journey is personal, the University has achieved some remarkable results. We are the only university to have won seven consecutive Times Higher Awards. In awarding us ‘University of the Year’ in 2009, Times Higher Education applauded Leicester’s very different approach, describing us as ‘elite without being elitist’.
The Department of Geography specialises in research and teaching across three core strands of the discipline – Human Geography, Physical Geography, and Geographic Information Science (GIS). Distinctive by its size and thriving research culture, it has an excellent reputation for high quality international research, teaching, consultancy, public engagement, and collegiality.
We offer the following full time undergraduate degrees in Geography with the option of taking a year abroad between years 2 and 3:
BA Geography: This is the degree for you if you are interested in understanding the relationships between people and places.
BA Human Geography: This degree is ideal if you wish to specialise in human geography and have interests in other social science subjects such as economics, politics, history or modern languages.
BSc Geography: This degree encompasses the study of physical processes operating in the natural world, emphasising the important inter-connections between components of the Earth System.
BSc Physical Geography: Choose this degree if you wish to specialise purely in physical geography.
You can find out much more about these courses, and about the department and University of Leicester in general by visiting one of our Open Days.
Fieldwork is integral to any Geography degree, and at Leicester we go into the field a lot. Our field trips will be hugely rewarding and enjoyable, and the University fully funds all Year 1 and Year 2 field courses and bursaries are available to support students attending optional Year 3 field courses. There’s more information available on our website...
We offer the following taught courses:
- MSc in GIS (RICS accredited)
- MSc in GIS with Industry
- MSc Environmental Informatics (RICS accredited)
- MSc Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (RICS accredited)
- MRes in Geography
We also have provision for research degrees for PhD candidates.