Why study Geography at Leicester

Welcome to one of the best Geography departments in the UK.

Over recent years our students are amongst the most satisfied Geography students in the UK, and over 90% of our graduates enter paid employment or study for a higher degree within six months of leaving.

  • You will have once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to take part in a wide range of field trips.
  • You will have the chance to spend your third year in Canada, USA or Australia as part of our year abroad degree.

Studying Geography at Leicester will enhance and broaden your academic knowledge, develop your communication skills and provide excellent career opportunities.

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Student Views

Charlotte Van Der Lijn, BA Human Geography

What is BA Human Geography?

Charlotte Van Der Lijn
BA Human Geography is about linking together politics, history, and sociology with the surrounding environment and is therefore a well-rounded course to take to begin to understand the diversity of people and place. Current field trips include New York in which you study gentrification, multiculturalism, and conduct your own research project, as well as an upcoming trip to Berlin. You can also gain knowledge in fields such as GIS by attaining analytical skills which are becoming ever more necessary in such an 'Internet of Things' world.


Why did you choose Geography at Leicester?

The reason I chose Geography at Leicester is due to the module choices available in other disciplines such as teaching, languages, and sociology, which complement the course well. Along with the fact that Leicester is a research university, you will then receive first hand knowledge from lecturers even before they publish their material.

I took the opportunity to do a year abroad in Finland which furthered my transferable skills and gave me more confidence, as well as learning about Sami culture, Christmas tourism and ice core drilling, which I wouldn't have otherwise known about! I am now ready to continue my interest in geography by studying a masters in GIS.

Geography Student Blog

Caroline Blogger

Hey! I'm Caroline and I'm in my final year studying BSc Geography. I have a strong interest in environmental issues and enjoy music, art and volunteering outside of studying. I'll be blogging about my course and life at Leicester as well as proving that Geography isn't just colouring in maps!
Read about Caroline's experiences at Leicester through her student blog

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