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Geography and Mathematics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Why study physical geography?
Physical geography covers the basic environmental processes that control (i) the climate system, (ii) how landscapes change over time, (iii) how soils develop and provide the basis of the world’s food supply, and (iv) how different ecosystems function. As a physical geographer, you will also become proficient in presenting your ideas in reports and orally, in data collection, presentation, and analysis, and in the investigation and computer simulation of environmental processes. Apart from the excitement of understanding how the natural world functions, your expertise as a physical geographer will equip you to tackle important real-world problems in environmental management and environmental policy in a range of organisations from the public sector (such as Defra), to private industry (as, for example, an environmental impacts specialist), and NGOs (such as the National Trust).
Why study mathematics?
Studying mathematics is fun, satisfying, interesting and challenging. The wide range of modules allow you to follow the subjects that interest you most and that match your future ambitions.A mathematics degree will provide you with a range of transferable and specific skills, so your available career choices are the envy of other graduates. We give you the chance to shape your degree with your aspirations in mind and this makes our graduates some of the most sought after by key employers. University of Leeds offers the BSc in Geography and Mathematics degree course.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Your time will be divided almost equally between modules from geography and mathematics.

Year 1: In geography you will develop essential skills in presenting and analysing geographical data, gain an understanding of the different research approaches used by physical geographers and have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules focusing on our living planet and environmental change.In mathematics you will study key topics, including calculus, differential equations and linear algebra, and you will also study probability and statistics.

Years 2 and 3: You have increasing flexibility to choose from a wide range of advanced modules in geography, mathematics and statistics, including topics such as environmental statistics.If you opt to study abroad or to join our year in industry scheme you will pursue this at the end of Year 2, returning to your final year of study once completed.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

GCSE Levels

English and Mathematics at grade B or above.

A Levels

Three A Levels at grades AAB including an A in Mathematics and preferably including Geography.
If Geography is not included then we would expect two science A-levels from Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics. Offers exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

International Baccalaureate

35 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level 6 in Mathematics.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

Grades AAAABB/AAB Mathematics.

Cambridge Pre-U

Grades D3, D3, M2 Mathematics.


We accept BTEC qualifications in a relevant subject area but only in combination with other A Levels, including Mathematics.

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Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

  • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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