Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Geography with Economics

Geography

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich LL18 AAB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time LL17 AAB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

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£24,500

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by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Geography with Economics course overview

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.

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. Alongside the geography component, students spend one third of their time studying economics.

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

This degree course is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers).

Facilities

Modules


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 Economic Thought 

Optional modules:

  • Economics of the Financial System
  • International Economic Relations
  • Introduction to Financial Economics
  • The Economics of Social Issues
  • Transport Economics

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.


Final year

Optional modules:

  • Economics of the Financial System
  • International Economic Relations
  • Introduction to Financial Economics
  • The Economics of Social Issues
  • Transport Economics

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

Please note that 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, by a combination of coursework and examinations, 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.

LL18 Geography with Economics - 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

LL17 Geography with Economics - 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

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 with Economics 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

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.

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: LL18

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: LL17