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Geography, MGEOG

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This new integrated Masters course combines undergraduate and postgraduate study over four years. It adopts a combined approach to studying both human and physical geography, with a focus on the rapidly developing and exciting field of geospatial technologies.


This course has been designed for anyone interested in the physical and social processes of the world around us. It allows you to follow your interests and study Geography to a greater depth than on a traditional BSc programme.
The course shares its first and second years with BSc (Hons) Geography / BSc (Hons) Geography (Physical), providing you with a broad grounding in the subject. In your two further years of study you will be able to pick modules that allow you to focus on your area of interest. There are two pathways available - a traditional geography route that combines both human and physical geography modules, and a physical geography route where you can specialise in physical geography topics.
Why choose this course?

  • Learn from our experienced teaching staff who have expertise in a wide range of specialist areas across both human and physical geography.
  • Benefit from our strong links with employers and academic institutions by completing a year-long work placement.
  • Undertake fieldwork on our very own Brackenhurst campus, elsewhere in the UK, and even in south-east Spain.
  • Split your time between our stunning Brackenhurst campus with its perfect outdoor classroom and the vibrant city of Nottingham.
  • Study in our new 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million campus Eco-library and benefit from free electronic access to the core text for each module.
  • Take advantage of subsidised field trips as part of your course fee.


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

Programme Structure

  • Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 
  • Geographical Fieldwork. 
  • Skills for Geographers. 
  • Geographies of Global Change. 
  • Introduction to Global Environmental Issues. 
  • Landscapes and Land Use. 
  • Principles and Practice in Geography. 
  • Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis. 
  • Environmental Hazards and Disasters. 
  • Fluvial Geomorphology and River Management. 
  • Quaternary Environments (Fieldwork). 
  • Living with Climate Change. 
  • Principles and Practice in Geography. 
  • Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analys. 
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis. 
  • Integrated Masters Research Project. 
  • Advanced Geospatial Technologies. 
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

For 2017 entry you will need one of the following:
  • A-levels – BBB, including Geography (A-level Geography grade C will be accepted providing the overall Tariff points are met); or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM, including relevant Geography modules; or
  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level grade C equivalent in Geography.
  • You will also need GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above.
Applicants without A-levels will have their qualifications assessed for subject compatibility.
If you are unsure whether the qualifications you have, or are currently studying for, meet the minimum entry requirements for this course, please contact the university before submitting an application through UCAS.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • A Tuition Fee Loan: Up to £9,000 per year to pay for your tuition fees. 
  • A Maintenance Loan: Between £3,039 and £8,200 depending on your household income and whether or not you will be living in your parental home during term time. (Students in receipt of certain benefits can get up to £9,347 per year).
  • University bursaries or scholarships: for eligible students.

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