Geography and Environmental Science

Explore the interaction of social, economic, political, environmental, and technological changes to address the environmental challenges we face

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Geography and Environmental Science

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Stage One

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Start Dates


Degree Overview

Analyse and understand major challenges facing the world, and develop creative skills in problem solving, presentation, and communication.

You will focus on topical and relevant issues such as climate change, pollution of land and water and the management of natural resources.

In Environmental Science, you will gain the knowledge and skills to help build a cleaner future and address the large-scale challenges facing human existence on earth.

In Geography you will study both social and physical sciences across three broad themes: creating just communities and places, shaping environmental futures, and geospatial and digital methods.

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 course covers areas including:

remote sensing
oceanography and physics
environmental planning and management
life sciences including chemistry and biology
We have our own teaching spaces, laboratory, field equipment pool and specialist software like GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and R-statistics to support your learning.

The size of our Geography department means that we can get to know you personally, and offer a friendly and supportive learning experience. You can contact any member of staff to ask for help.

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Mutual recognition of professional qualifications following Brexit is a priority for UK professional bodies and universities. If students plan on practising outside the UK they should check with the relevant national authority on the recognition of this qualification.

Why Study this Degree

This course has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

Your Pathways

The IS1 is the first year of a four year International Incorporated Bachelors. And its designed to strengthen your English language abilities and introduce core concepts and knowledge required at university study level.  Once you have successfully completed your studies you will continue the remaining stages of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.