• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Open up a world of career opportunities by combining your study of Geography with another subject. Studying Geography Joint Honours at University of Derby helps you to keep your career options open and marks you out as a versatile graduate with a broad portfolio of skills.

You’ll start by gaining a firm grounding in both physical and human geography and will then build on this knowledge to consider geography as a discipline and geographical research methods.

You’ll discover a wide choice of optional modules encompassing the physical, human, development and environmental aspects of geography as well as techniques like GIS. We are constantly updating our curriculum to reflect the sustainable development challenges we face such as food security and water scarcity.

The flexibility of our modules means you can specialise in the aspects of geography which you enjoy most and which help you chart your future career direction.

With its strong emphasis on applying theory to practice, this course gives you every opportunity to gain hands-on experience through practical sessions and field based learning.

Fieldwork is central to this undergraduate geography course, helping you see and understand what you have covered in class, and how reality can differ from text books - setting you apart as a ‘can do’ graduate.


Thanks to our extensive range of optional geography modules, you can tailor your studies to the careers in which you’re most interested. As a Joint Honours graduate you will also have the versatility and resourcefulness to impress a potential employer.

Our graduates are now enjoying success in diverse roles such as agronomy, environmental consulting, data analysis, rail planning, water quality analysis, teaching, GIS and conservation.

The knowledge and skills you gain at Derby are also sought after by employers in commerce, public services, research and industry. Some of our graduates have progressed to employment as surveyors, land managers, business analysts, transport officers and civil servants. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description
      Up to 6 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Geography of the Anthropocene
  • Introduction to Human Geography 
  • Cartography and Mapping
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • Geographical Methods
  • Intellectual and Applied Skills for Geographers
  • Career Preparation for Geographers
  • Research Methods in Geography
  • Sustainable Energy Recourses
  • Glacial Environments
  • Social and Cultural Landscapes

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Typical entry requirements:

  • UCAS points - 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at A-level - At least a C in Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physics, Psychology or Sociology at A-level (or equivalent qualification)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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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  • Part-time UK/EU students - £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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