The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room. For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more
University of Derby

Geography (Joint Honours)

UCAS Code: J1GG

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)

Entry requirements


Sorry, no information to show

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

**Build a degree to match your interests and ambitions. You’ll study Geography alongside another subject and choose from a wide range of highly practical specialist modules, many featuring fieldwork.**

**KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:**

- **TWO SUBJECTS, ONE DEGREE:** A Joint Honours degree adds variety and interest to your studies. Studying Geography Joint Honours helps you to keep your career options open and marks you out as a versatile graduate with a broad portfolio of skills. You can combine Geography Joint Honours with a wide range of subjects at Derby – the full list can be found in the subject options below. **Please ensure you add the second subject you wish to combine with Geography in the further details section when adding your choice in apply.**

- **RANKINGS:** Geography at Derby is joint fifth in the UK for careers after six months of graduating (Guardian University Guide 2020).

- **FIELDWORK:** Fieldwork in the UK and overseas is central to this undergraduate geography course, helping you see and understand what you have covered in class, and how reality can differ from text books - setting you apart as a ‘can do’ graduate.

- **INCLUDED IN YOUR FEES:** All-day trips and residential fieldtrips in prescribed and core modules. We also provide various equipment to support your fieldwork.

- **EXPERT TEACHING:** Our geography lecturers include active researchers, authors and consultants undertaking important projects worldwide. It means you’ll be kept in touch with the very latest theories and what’s new and next in the world of geography.

- **FACILITIES:** You'll have access to our map library and industry-standard equipment and software including drone technology, field spectrometers, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), and Geographic Information System (GIS).

- **ADDRESS GLOBAL CHALLENGES:** The content of this course is aligned to the priorities of global initiatives, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals where topics such as 'no poverty', 'clean water and sanitation', and 'sustainable cities and communities' are a priority.

- **TAILORED TO YOU:** Tailor your degree to match your interests and ambitions: our broad choice of geography modules gives you the freedom to focus on physical, environmental or human geography – or a mixture of them all.

**YOUR CAREER:**

- As a Joint Honours graduate you will also have the versatility and resourcefulness to impress a potential employer. Our graduates are now enjoying success in diverse roles such as agronomy, environmental consulting, data analysis, rail planning, water quality analysis, teaching, GIS and conservation.

**STUDY OPTIONS:**
- This course is also available as a single honours degree.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

Joint Honours

TEF rating:
Read full university profile

What students say


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

After graduation


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here