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Geography with Transport Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) ,
Ever wondered how decisions about big transport projects are made?  How to make cities sustainable and healthy at the same time as provide access to jobs? Would you like to find out how transport professionals achieve their objectives? This Geography with Transport Studies programme is offered by the University of Leeds Faculty of Environment from University of Leeds.

About

This is a degree with a distinctive employability element in which you study human geography alongside modules taught by the University’s internationally famous Institute for Transport Studies (ITS). A BA Geography with Transport Studies degree at University of Leeds Faculty of Environment from University of Leeds equips you with skills for a multitude of careers in the transport sector in the UK or worldwide, including: transport planning; transport analysis and economics; project management; freight and logistics. You will also graduate with the skills to equip you in roles such as: accountancy and banking; marketing and retail planning.

Graduates from this degree go on to high-level jobs in the transport sector, as well as other sectors (eg retail), and with its unique focus on the interactions between transport, space and place, the course provides specialist knowledge and skills that are in high demand.

Career opportunities

Graduate destinations

Up to 80% of our undergraduates secure appropriate graduate employment within six months of graduating; others go on to do further study.

Here is a snapshot of the kinds of careers our graduates pursue:

Environmental management

  • Conservation
  • Land and water management
  • Public utilities

Management and consultancy

  • Transport planning and consultancy
  • Graduate training schemes in multinational companies
  • IT and business consultancy

Using GIS

  • Retail Planning
  • Direct marketing
  • GIS companies

Government and NGOs

  • Local government administration
  • Civil service (police, armed forces)
  • Regional and overseas development

Financial

  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Financial services

Further study and training

  • Vocational Masters courses
  • PhD study
  • Teacher training/conservation courses

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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Local to Global: Geographies of a Changing World 
  • People, Place and Politics
  • Studying in a Digital Age (Environment) 
  • Global to Local: Challenges in Transport and Mobility
  • Research Methods: Ideas and Practice in Human Geography 
  • Transport and Society
For more information, please visit programme website.

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:

            87

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          • Minimum required score:

            6

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          • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

            169

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          Academic Requirements

          Entry requirements

          • A-level: AAB preferably including geography

          If geography is not included then we would expect two A-levels from history, English, economics, sociology, a modern language, psychology, maths, biology, physics, chemistry, computing, law, philosophy and statistics. Offers exclude general studies and critical thinking.

          • GCSE:A-B English and maths
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          Tuition Fee

          Living costs for Leeds

          • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
            Living Costs

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

          Funding

          Scholarships and financial support

          The School of Geography offer a range of scholarships for Home, EU and International students.

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