Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Geography and Management

Geography

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich FN82 AAB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time FN8F AAB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

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Geography and Management course overview

This joint honours course will appeal to students keen to extend their geographical knowledge and understanding of how social and physical processes affect our rapidly changing planet while also gaining an insight into business management from one of the UK’s leading Business Schools. 

Students spend equal amounts of time studying each subject in each year and there is the opportunity to explore relationships between Geography and Management in an optional final year dissertation.

The Geography modules span human and physical geography in first year ensuring students have a sound understanding of how social and physical processes vary within the context of places and regions. In second and final years students can specialise in one or the other if they wish, or continue to maintain a balance between the two. 

What makes Geography at Loughborough distinctive is our world-renowned expertise in four areas of geography, each of which is directly reflected in the structure and content of our courses. In human geography we focus on Globalization and on Geographies of Social and Political Differences. In physical geography the emphasis is on Earth Surface Processes and Landforms and on Environmental Systems and Resource Management.

The Management modules are taught by the School of Business and Economics and in first year introduce a range of accounting and financial management topics as well as exploring the complexities of managing human resources. In second and final year students learn about marketing and management science and can choose from a range of specialisms including entrepreneurship, business and project management.

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Modules


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

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Statistics and Modelling for Management

Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Management Science Methods
  • Operations Management
  • Organisation Studies
  • Principles of Marketing
  • The Marketing Mix

Optional modules:

  • Company Finance
  • The Contemporary Business Environment

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.


Final year

Compulsory module:

  • Strategic Management

Optional modules:

  • Business Systems
  • Corporate and Wholesale Banking
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Project Management

 

 

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

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.


Assessment

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

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

FN82 Geography and Management - BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAB including Geography
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Geography
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A level Geography Grade B

FN8F Geography and Management - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAB including Geography
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL Geography
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A level Geography Grade B

Selection

Conditional offers are made following UCAS applications. Those offered a place are invited to attend one of our Departmental Visit Days. We welcome applications from mature students. Students with qualifications other than A-Levels seeking admission will be considered on an individual basis, and may be invited for interview.

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Additional costs for course

Some optional modules within Geography and Management incur additional costs, such as the cost of field trips.  These costs vary considerably by module and will be communicated and explained to students at the point of module selection.  All costs associated with compulsory modules will be met by the academic School and optional modules with no additional costs are always available for students to select.

There may also be additional costs related to completion of your research project (dissertation). Depending on the topic you choose to research and the nature of the project there may be travel costs, field expenses and postage costs that you will need to meet. 

Graduate destinations

Employability skills are embedded through our curriculum and our Geography and Management students have been appointed to posts across a broad range of industries and sectors.

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 degree.

Study abroad

There are also opportunities for students 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 leads to the additional award of the Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). This is in addition to the BSc degree.

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Department / School Key Information Sets

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

UCAS code: FN82

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: FN8F