Become the geographer you want to be with a geography degree from Newcastle University
Study Geography at Newcastle University and focus on the global challenges of the 21st century. Our degree programmes are informed by the latest research and offer flexibility, diversity and the chance to specialise.
Flexible degree programmes
Newcastle University BA and BSc Geography degrees are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society. These flexible programmes allow you to tailor your degree to your interests and evolve into the geographer you want to be.
Newcastle University’s BSc Physical Geography degree offers a more specialised and structured pathway. You will develop the scientific knowledge, skills and understanding for a career addressing the global challenges facing our natural environments.
Led by research
You will be taught by an academic team who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines.
Newcastle University focuses on real-world challenges such as climate change, sustainability, spatial and social inequalities, natural hazards, social justice, economic development, international geopolitics, and international development.
Geography is a dynamic discipline that connects the international with the local, the natural with the human. To be able to appreciate the dynamic aspects of geography, you need to see for yourself how river ecosystems work, or why cities develop as they do.
Study a Geography degree at Newcastle and you will have the opportunity to take part in fieldwork in the UK and across the world. Helping you to gain a unique geographical perspective.
Fieldwork is essential in helping you to:
- Develop project planning and team-working skills which are highly valued by employers
- Practice the skills you have learnt in class in real-life situations
- Develop your individual research skills
Expeditions give you a great opportunity for independent research and travel with a purpose.
Newcastle University’s student-led expeditions are a great opportunity to travel while developing your independent research skills.
Overseas student expeditions have become a central feature of Newcastle’s human and physical geography degree programmes. Students plan and organise expeditions independently, and use them to collect the data needed for undergraduate dissertations. Recent expedition destinations include:
Skills to succeed
A geography degree from Newcastle allows you to develop the key skills and expertise sought after by employers.
Newcastle University embeds enterprise and employability across all three stages of degree programmes.
You can opt to spend a year in industry and have access to the University’s award-winning careers service.
At Newcastle University, you’ll gain the academic and practical skills needed to respond to the changing needs of the world.
You will have access to the University’s award-winning careers service. They will work with you from day one to assess your options, choose the right one, and plan the best way to get there.
A geography degree from Newcastle will ensure you develop the skills that employers look for and can open the doors to a wide range of careers. Our graduates have been recruited by a variety of organisations, including:
- the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- the Environment Agency
- independent and major scientific consultancies
- Raleigh International
- the Armed Forces
- the NHS
- local government
- financial services firms
You will also have the opportunity to spend a semester on an international exchange. You’ll be encouraged to embrace fun and challenging experiences, make connections with new communities and graduate as a globally aware professional, ready for your future.