Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Geography with Economics

Department of Geography

Year of entry: 2017

This course offers students the chance to study human geography in depth, focusing on geographies of global change; physical geography options are also available. Alongside the geography component, students spend one third of their time studying economics.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

BSc (Hons)

Geography with Economics

Department of Geography

Year of entry: 2017

This course offers students the chance to study human geography in depth, focusing on geographies of global change; physical geography options are also available. Alongside the geography component, students spend one third of their time studying economics.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • 94%  for overall student satisfaction for Geography (NSS 2015)
  • 96%  of graduates I work or further study (2014 graduates)

This combined honours course will appeal to students who are looking to focus on extending their geographical knowledge and understanding of how social and physical processes affect our rapidly changing planet, but also study economics at one of the UK’s leading Schools of Business and Economics.

Skills acquisition and assessment are increasingly important for employment prospects and these are given prominence throughout the course.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich LL18
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time LL17
Assessment

Modules are assessed by examination, by a combination of coursework and examination, or entirely by coursework.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have been appointed to posts in accountancy, finance, fund management and investment analysis. Graduates have also entered teacher training and further education in a range of subjects. Almost all of our graduates are in employment within a few months of graduating, or progress to postgraduate study.

Course structure

Compulsory and optional modules in Geography are drawn from those listed under the Single Honours Geography course.

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • History of Economics Thought (Compulsory)

Optional modules:

  • Economics of the Financial System
  • Economics of the Welfare State
  • Energy and Environment
  • International Economic Relations
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Transport Economics
Optional placement / study year

Optional professional placement and/or overseas study

Final year

Optional modules:

  • Economics of the Financial System
  • Economics of the Welfare State
  • Energy and the Environment
  • International Economic Relations
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Transport Economics

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: LL18 BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB including Geography
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
SQA AH
AB including Geography, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
35 points with 6 6 5 at HL including 5 at HL in Geography
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: only accepted in combination with GCE A-Levels including Geography at grade B
Additional

UCAS code: LL17 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
AAB including Geography
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
SQA AH
AB including Geography, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
35 points with 6 6 5 at HL including 5 at HL in Geography
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: only accepted in combination with GCE A-Levels including Geography at grade B
Additional

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band A course) £14,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Placement year

Students on the 4-year sandwich course will be able to gain a year’s work experience in the UK or overseas, which leads to the award of a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) on completion of their course. This is in addition to the BSc Honours degree.

Study abroad

There are opportunities for students on all courses to spend a year abroad between their second and final year studies.

These include studying at a European University through the Erasmus programme or studying further afield such as in Australia, Singapore or the USA.

Successful completion may lead to the additional award of the Diploma for International Studies.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: LL18

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: LL17

Our students

Catharina Lundby

“My course was the ideal choice for me as it gave me the chance to gain a broad understanding in both human and physical geography, before gradually specialising over the years.”

Phil Bamber

“I was lucky enough to do an internship with Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury destination management company, where I spent a few incredible months working on a small island off of the Pacific coast of Panama.”

Chris Lane

“The teaching is excellent. It is reassuring to know that the people teaching you are often in the top of their research fields.”

Duke Heise

“My course is very sociable with a lot of group work and exciting field trips to choose from. I really enjoyed the field trip I went on to North Wales”

Catharina Lundby

“My course was the ideal choice for me as it gave me the chance to gain a broad understanding in both human and physical geography, before gradually specialising over the years.”

Phil Bamber

“I was lucky enough to do an internship with Abercrombie & Kent, a luxury destination management company, where I spent a few incredible months working on a small island off of the Pacific coast of Panama.”

Chris Lane

“The teaching is excellent. It is reassuring to know that the people teaching you are often in the top of their research fields.”

Duke Heise

“My course is very sociable with a lot of group work and exciting field trips to choose from. I really enjoyed the field trip I went on to North Wales”