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This integrated Masters course combines undergraduate and postgraduate study over four years, meaning you will graduate with a single Masters-level degree. It is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study the subject in greater depth than would ordinarily be achieved during a standard three year undergraduate course.
You will benefit from a broad grounding in geography that explores a series of themes drawn from across the discipline. You can also choose to follow a route through the course that allows you to specialise in physical geography. Exploration of the rapidly developing and exciting field of geospatial technologies (including GIS, remote sensing and UAVs) is a consistent theme of the course. In your final year you will explore developments and debates at the forefront of geography as a discipline. You will learn and apply advanced geospatial techniques within the context of research, business, and in national and international disaster risk reduction and management.
This programme has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.
Why choose this course?
How you're taught
You will be taught through a variety of methods including group seminars, lectures and practical sessions.
Year 1 coursework (67%), written (33%) and practical (0%).
Year 2 coursework (84%), written (16%) and practical (0%).
Year 3 coursework (100%), written (0%) and practical (0%).
Year 4 coursework (0%), written (80%) and practical (20%).
A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:
A placement year may be taken between year 2 and year 3 of study
Careers and employability
The skills you possess as a Geography graduate will enable you to choose an exciting career in one of many areas. For example, central and local governments offer roles in numerous departments dealing with aspects of:
Charities employ geographers as:
Private companies employ:
You have the option to take on a placement for at least 38 weeks. This would take place between the second and third year of study. This can lead to a Certificate or Diploma in Professional Studies.
Previous students have undertaken placements at organisations like:
Where will I study?
Brackenhurst Campus is a 200-hectare country estate that provides the ideal location to study both the physical and human elements of a geography degree.
We have a lively community of students at Brackenhurst supported by:
However, if you prefer city living you can commute from Nottingham in 45 minutes by bus. Study Geography at NTU and you can split your time between our stunning Brackenhurst Campus and the vibrant city of Nottingham. Live on campus or in the city – it's your experience, your choice.
You will find a range of both physical and human environments for you to gain experience of geography in action around Nottinghamshire.
Our 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million pound campus library opened in 2013. The library building uses energy-efficient and low-carbon initiatives such as photovoltaic panels, LED lighting, intelligent lighting control, heat-reclaim ventilation during winter, renewable cladding materials, locally sourced materials, and water-leak detection systems.
Green Flag status
Brackenhurst campus has been awarded Green Flag status, a national award recognising green spaces throughout the country. We received the award along with other notable green spaces such as Kensington Gardens, Regent's Park and St James' Park.
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you're already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation courses page.
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.
Help and support
If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.
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“The city is ideal. I’ve been to London a couple of times and frankly it is too busy and too big for me. Nottingham has a city vibe but it’s smaller and as I am based on City Campus there are so many places that you can go without having to even use transportation which economically is very good as well!”
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“It’s a good decision coming here. I’d do it over and over again. I’ve learnt a lot in so many ways. If you have the opportunity, you should really consider here. The experience has been wonderful and I’m enjoying every second of it.”
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"I am 21 and have changed my plans but I think it is the best decision I have made in my life. Fashion has always been my dream and since being here last year, I had never felt such a sense of belonging.
"I chose NTU because of the social side and the sense of community. This seemed so prevalent here; I have made so many friends from all over the world. There is so much to do in the city. It is so friendly and unified!"
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“While applying I considered other university courses but NTU had better facilities to offer and the course offered a proper melange of theories and real world applications. I was very particular about module structure, programme-based ranking and university rankings. NTU has a prestigious reputation and the quality of learning they provide is something I considered while applying to this University.”
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“Every day has become a new learning chapter. I believe that my learning as a postgraduate student has significantly enhanced my capabilities and skills set which will help me for my future career. Postgraduate study has given me a new dimension to my career plans as I have discovered new career opportunities where I can work and give back to society. I plan to work as a counsellor or child psychologist in a school or charitable organisation and, after gaining few years of professional experience, I would also consider pursuing a PhD.”
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