This course is a remarkable opportunity for you to investigate human societies in the context of place, illuminated by the significant factor of economics. This course begins by providing you with a firm foundation of skills for examining human geography and analysing economic systems and influences. You will study the functions of individuals, institutions and governments in changing geographical environments, from contemporary urban metropolises and rural communities to children's playgrounds and motorway hard shoulders, and you will consider the micro- and macro-economic imperatives for change. Aberystwyth University’s Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is one of the most established and experienced departments of its kind, and offers you an opportunity to study human geography in one of the most picturesque locations in Europe.You will study in a department that has scored 90% student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS, 2017). Our department is also ranked best in Wales on of the top 20 in the UK for the subject area of Geography and Environment Science ( The Good University Guide 2018, The Times & Sunday Times). Situated on the coast of Cardigan Bay and surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain and grassland, the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences is uniquely placed to make the most of the stunning landscapes that surround it, providing you with a fabulous variety of fieldwork and recreational opportunities. 95% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 2% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally. (DLHE 2017) Our graduates have been successful in seeking employment as: Chartered Accountant, Chartered Certified Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Public Finance Accountant, Economist, Investment analysis, Financial Risk Analyst, Actuary, Civil Service, Diplomatic Service, and Local Government. You will be able to direct your study by selecting option modules in areas of particular interest to you. The stunning geography around Aberystwyth is perfect for you to conduct regular fieldwork studying the intersection between earth systems and human activity. Our staff members specialise in particular branches of the discipline and will be available throughout your course, including as you prepare your substantial final dissertation. This Bachelor of Arts major/minor honours degree in Human Geography with Economics will arm you with a portfolio of specialist and transferable skills required and highly valued by employers in most graduate workplaces. Upon obtaining your degree, you will be a capable researcher, a confident analyst, fluent communicator and economic expert. You will be experienced in planning projects, assessing financial implications, presenting in both oral and written form, and leading and co-operating in team settings. These are just some of the many skills you will be able to bring to any graduate workplace.