Geography with Innovation, B.Sc.

Geography with Innovation, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #44 (QS) ,
The innovators of the 21st Century will bring together arts, science, engineering, humanities and enterprise to deliver innovative products, services and ways of living. They will be team-players with a breadth enabling them to work across specialisms and cultures.


This course combines in-depth subject specialism in Geography with interdisciplinary breadth, creative teamwork and entrepreneurial skills. Students undertaking this course study Geography to gain a solid discipline strength, while alongside this applying that knowledge to innovate and translate their ideas into plans for digital and creative enterprises, both social and commercial.

The programme will equip students to use the critical, theoretical and practical skills central to geography, allowing students to develop their knowledge and skills across a range of areas as they proceed through the course.

Students studying across different disciplines on the Innovation Courses will come together to learn and apply design and systems thinking to digital and creative innovation and put this into practice working in transdisciplinary teams, ultimately creating new ventures together.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First year
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Two of the following:
    • World in Crisis?
    • Journeying: Discovering the World, Creating Ourselves
    • Convincing stories? Numbers as evidence in the social sciences
  • Design and Systems Thinking for Innovation
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project I: Being Human
Second year
  • Four of the following:
    • Cryosphere
    • Political Economy
    • Philosophy, Social Theory and Geography
    • Research Methods in Physical Geography
    • Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography
    • Floods, Flows and Erosion in River Basins
    • The Earth System
    • More-than-Human-Geographies: Ecological Imaginaries and Animal Geographies
  • Past, Present and Futures
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project II: Solving someone else's problem
  • Open units up to a maximum of 20CP
Third Year
  • Three of the following:
    • Ice and Ocean in the global Carbon Cycle
    • Extreme Climates of the Past
    • Sea Level Past, Present and Future
    • Future Climates
    • Catchment Science
    • Historical and Cultural
    • Geographies of Food
    • Advanced Topics in Critical Political Economy
    • People and Planet
    • Environmental Risks, Management and Policy
    • Political Ecology
    • Colonial and Postcolonial Geographies
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Enterprise Case
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project III: Doing something completely new
Fourth year
  • Two of the following:
    • Hydrological Modelling
    • Cryosphere
    • Environmental Change
    • Experimental Geographical Methods
    • Geographies of Times and Timing
    • Affect, Technologies and Biopolitics
    • Theorising Society and Space
  • Extended Research Project.
  • New Venture Creation
  • In the Wild
  • Transdisciplinary Group Project IV: Building a demonstrator

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • A-levels (including international A-levels): A*AA in any subject or AAA in three specific subjects*
  • A-levels (including international A-levels): AAB
  • IB Diploma: 38 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level in any subject or 36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level including three specific subjects*
  • IB Diploma: 34 overall with 17 points at Higher level
  • Cambridge Pre-U: Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
  • Access: Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at distinction including 12 credits at distinction in Geography or a core science and 15 credits at merit
  • BTEC: DDD with Distinction in relevant units
  • SQA: SH: AAAAB and AH: AA
  • Welsh Bacc: Requirements are as for A-levels where the lowest grade required in a non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core
  • EB: 88% or 85% including 8.5 in three specific subjects*
  • International qualifications: Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
  • Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent: grade B or above in Mathematics.
  • Academic qualifications: *Specific subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computing, Design and Technology – Product Design 3D, Environmental Studies, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Information Technology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
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