Geography

Study both social and physical sciences to analyse and understand major challenges facing the world

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Key Facts

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Degree

MA(Hons) Geography

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Degree Overview

Our flexible Geography degrees allow you to specialise in human geography or physical geography, or to combine elements of both. In addition you can study other social science or humanities subjects.

You will develop creative skills in problem solving, presentation, and communication. You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips, and to work with partner organisations to help them solve problems that they are currently facing.

Our teaching is based on the research carried out in the department and is focused on three broad themes: creating just communities and places, shaping environmental futures, and geospatial and digital methods.

You will cover specialisms within these themes including:

health and well being
city futures
geopolitics and power
tourism and globalisation
policing and security
hazards and risk
Laboratories, field equipment, and specialist software like GIS (Geographic Information Systems) will support your learning.

The size of our Geography department means we can get to know you personally, and offer a friendly and supportive learning experience. You can contact any member of staff to ask for help.

The student-led Geography and Environmental Society also has a programme of activities to help you become part of our community.

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Important
  • This course will be taught by the Dundee School of Geography

Why Study this Degree

Studies by the Royal Geographical Society show that Geography degrees are an excellent basis for developing the wider graduate skills and attributes that many employers value: problem solving, IT and communication, analysis, and working with partners. Our students are also successful in securing places and funding for advanced postgraduate degrees.

Equally, many of our graduates build careers in areas that draw directly on the specialist geographical knowledge and skills they develop through their degree. Areas of employment include: land and water management development and environmental consultancies housing and social welfare organisations local and central government tourism and conservation the geospatial industry, using GIS or satellite remote sensing

This course has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.