501–600 th
World University Rankings 2021
=73 rd
Impact Rankings 2020
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Biology and Geography - Keele University

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. At Keele, studying a combined honours degree will include some modules from both of the single honours degrees. In this case, your programme will be made up of a combination of modules from both Biology and Geography. Our exciting Biology programme provides a broad and fundamental understanding of the world of organisms and is taught in the beautiful surroundings of Keele campus, with opportunities to visit and study or work at partner institutions in Europe and Malaysia. Biology at Keele focuses on the amazing world of organisms – from how they’ve evolved to their relationships with the environment and each other. Keele takes a broad approach to biology, examining the diversity of life and its evolution from the geological past. You’ll consider the complexity of biological processes and mechanisms at molecular, cellular, organismal and ecosystem levels, exploring related philosophical and ethical issues. You’ll sample, record and analyse data in the field and in our excellent labs, and learn how biology can help to improve the quality and sustainability of life. Positioned between the physical and social sciences, Geography provides broad-ranging perspectives on key challenges facing society. These programmes consistently receive high levels of student satisfaction, and rank in the Top 10 for Geography in the Guardian 2018 University Guide. The programmes are taught by staff with a reputation for teaching excellence and innovation. The first year provides a core foundation from which you have the flexibility to pursue a diverse range of specialisms within the second and third years. You’ll learn to access and engage with the latest research; utilise various methods to collect, analyse and interpret different types of data; devise and undertake independent research; and use specialist software such as GIS to address geographical problems. Fieldwork is integral to the programmes with Keele’s campus providing a unique venue for local activities. Residential field course options are a highlight for many and we offer routes that involve no additional costs. You will have access to excellent computing and laboratory facilities, the opportunity to study abroad and to gain work placement experience. Biology at Keele offers both breadth and depth of knowledge, preparing you for a range of directly or indirectly related careers. You might work as a research scientist, as an environmental consultant, conservationist, in quality control areas of the food industry, in the pharmaceutical industry or as a scientific writer. If you choose to do an Applied Life Sciences Placement you will graduate with the advantage of a significant level of work experience in biology to take to potential employers. Geography at Keele will help you develop a wide range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. You will also develop a suite of subject-specific skills,including the ability to manipulate, analyse and present spatial data using industry standard GIS software that are in high demand from government, environmental agencies, insurance companies and property developers. Geography graduates have one of the highest employment rates of graduate employment and pursue a wide range of careers paths.This programme also provides excellent training for further postgraduate study and research.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250