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

Geography and Mathematics - 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 Geography and Mathematics. 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 Geography 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. In Mathematics, you will study in an intellectually stimulating environment amongst mathematicians producing world-leading research. There is an option to take this degree over four years, by adding a year abroad studying (in English) at one of our partner institutions – which could be anywhere from Australia to Finland, Japan or the USA. Our programmes are designed for students with varying education backgrounds and you need not have taken Further Mathematics at A Level. To make your transition from A Level to University Mathematics as smooth as possible we have: • a very carefully designed first year curriculum; • a multi-layered student support structure; • rapid feedback on coursework; • considerable experience in teaching, examining and moderating A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and in school/college liaison. You will learn to use maths to develop precise and logical arguments, construct rigorous proofs, and formulate solutions to new problems. Studying Geography, you’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills with your interdisciplinary perspectives, problem-solving skills, and ability to research, evaluate and synthesise information from diverse sources being 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. Mathematics helps you to take novel approaches to problem solving and make critical interpretations of data and text; your skills will be in demand wherever there’s a need for logical thinking. An extremely wide range of career paths is open to mathematicians, where high levels of mathematical ability are desirable. This can include fields of work as diverse as finance, data analytics, teaching, engineering, medical statistics and management consultancy.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 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