MA On Campus

Geography and Economics (Hons)

48 months
19500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Study human and physical geography and also examine how economic factors shape our world and learn to analyse and explain complex data in this MA Geography and Economics (Hons) from University of Dundee. 



In this MA Geography and Economics (Hons) from University of Dundee you study both social and physical sciences to analyse and understand major challenges facing the world. You will develop creative skills in problem solving, presentation, and communication.

You can specialise in human geography or physical geography, or to combine elements of both. In addition you can study other social science or humanities subjects.

You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips, and to work with partner organisations to help them solve problems that they are currently facing.

Our teaching is based on the research carried out in the department and is focused on three broad themes: creating just communities and places, shaping environmental futures, and geospatial and digital methods.

You will cover specialisms within these themes including:

  • health and well being
  • city futures
  • geopolitics and power
  • tourism and globalisation
  • policing and security
  • hazards and risk

The student-led Geography and Environmental Society also has a programme of activities to help you become part of our community.

Economists examine how societies attempt to make the best use of their scarce resources, so that they can advise governments, individuals, and companies on how to improve decisions and outcomes.

Traditionally economists advise on investment, inflation, interest rates, and production. Increasingly however, economics takes a wider focus with many economists examining climate change, inequality, and improving healthcare.


Studies by the Royal Geographical Society show that Geography degrees are an excellent basis for developing the transferable skills and knowledge that many employers value. You will be skilled in communication, problem solving, analysis and interpretation.

Equally a Geography degree provides distinctive attributes that can be drawn on more directly in many career pathways, such as skills in spatial analysis, experience working across scales, and integrating across physical and social sciences.

Many of our graduates pursue Geography-related careers in development or environmental consultancies, government, tourism, planning and teaching.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Most modules in Levels 1 and 2 have three lectures and one tutorial or workshop group meeting each week. At Levels 3 and 4 you will have fewer lectures and will learn from tutorials, seminars, local field and laboratory work, and workshops..
  • You will have the opportunity to attend seminars arranged by staff in relation to their own research projects, and to attend talks arranged by the local branch of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.
  • In Economics, at Levels 1 and 2, teaching is initially through a combination of lectures and tutorials. These continue in Levels 3 and 4, supplemented by workshops and statistics sessions.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Advanced Diploma: Grade B with ASL-A Level at B (level 1) Grade A with ASL-A Level at B (level 2)
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM (level 1) A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDD (level 2)
  • European Baccalaureate: 70% overall (level 1) 75% overall (level 2)
  • GCE-A Level: Standard: BBB Widening access: BCC (level 1) ABB (level 2)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points (level 1) 34 points (level 2)
  • Scottish Baccalaureate: Pass with CC at Advanced Higher (level 1) Pass with BB at Advanced Higher (level 2)
  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: Standard: AABB at Higher / Widening access: BBBB at Higher (level 1) AB at Advanced Higher and BB at Higher (level 2)
  • SQA Higher National: A relevant HNC with B in the Graded Unit (level 1) A relevant HND with BB in the Graded Units (level 2)
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP): Relevant subjects with ABB grades
  • Welsh Baccalaureate: A-Levels at BB (level 1) A Levels at AA (level 2)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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