Accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), this Geography degree has been designed for students who enjoy the diﬀerent traditions in geography. It incorporates major elements of physical and human geography, and some geographical information systems (GIS).
Our Geography degree emphasises issues that shape people and places in a global society. You'll investigate critical issues that are challenging the 21st century, from the local to global scale and analyse the relationship between human and non-human environments, and how to sustain their delicate balance.
You'll explore how the environment affects society, its economy and culture, and in turn, how we adapt and transform that environment.
Field courses ensure a rich experiential degree. Previous fieldwork locations have included Sicily, Greece, New York, Hong Kong, Uganda and South Africa. Follow us on Twitter.
Our Geography courses are top in Wales and 6th in the UK according to the Guardian university league tables.
Travel the world
We centre the Geography courses at USW around fieldwork, which provides unforgettable experiences – bringing to life the theory and concepts of the course. In the past few years we’ve visited Hong Kong, Sicily, New York and Uganda to name just a few.
Make the course what you want
The BSc (Hons) Geography degree allows you to tailor the course to what you want to do, whether it's human geography, physical geography or a mix of the two. Our graduates always tell us that the content of our courses is the main reason they chose us!
Small, friendly classes
Our students love the fact that our Geography courses here at USW are made up of smaller classes, meaning you get greater support throughout your studies and really get to know your lecturers.
What better place to study Geography than on the edge of rural and urban environments? We’re within close proximity to the thriving capital city of Cardiff, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. We make full use of these locations for regular fieldwork opportunities.
Our Geography courses focus on skills and employability, and the MGeog course even has the PRINCE qualification embedded within the course.