**Stimulate your curiosity about the Earth and the human societies that inhabit it. With first-class teaching, exciting fieldtrips and excellent facilities, our BSc (Hons) Geography course will help you map out an inspiring career.** **WHY STUDY GEOGRAPHY AT DERBY?** - Our course is one of only a few Geography degrees in the country to be accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences, reflecting our ability to meet the Institution's high standards of quality and modern content. - This programme has also been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) - they only accredit courses which contain a solid academic foundation in geographical knowledge and skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of the world beyond higher education. - Our extensive range of optional modules allows you to tailor your course and specialise in either the human, physical or environmental areas of Geography. We are constantly updating our curriculum to reflect the sustainable development challenges we face such as food security and water scarcity. - We have invested in up-to-date learning facilities to help you build the practical skills which are highly valued in the profession. They include a spatial data laboratory – which houses an exceptional collection of maps, drone technology to view landscape data, a geotechnical, sedimentology and specialist computing laboratories. Our student research laboratory also gives you a dedicated space to conduct your independent investigations seven days a week. - We're located near the Peak District National Park, providing a rich resource for you to study and map landscapes and surface features - our students have also travelled to Crete and Morocco to gain a global perspective of geography. You'll also have the opportunity to study abroad in the USA or Canada; an experience that will help you to stand out in the graduate job market. - Our geography lecturers include active researchers, authors and consultants undertaking important projects worldwide. It means you’ll be kept in touch with the very latest theories and what’s new and next in the world of geography. **WHAT YOU'LL COVER** - Your first year will introduce you to themes such as human geography, global environmental issues, mapping and physical geography. Optional modules in your second year will allow you to explore topics from sustainable energy resources through to cultural landscapes, while options in stage three give you the opportunity to take your knowledge of GIS to an advanced level or investigate the security of food across the world. **HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED** - We use a diverse range of assessment methods, including essays, reports, field and laboratory notebooks, portfolios, posters, infographics oral presentations, vivas, and written exams (seen and unseen). You may be assessed individually or as part of a group. **YOUR CAREER** - Our graduates are now enjoying success in diverse roles such as agronomy, environmental consulting, data analysis, rail planning, water quality analysis, teaching, GIS and conservation - 100% of our Geography graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing the course (HESA, 2016). The knowledge and skills you gain at Derby University are also sought after by employers in commerce, public services, research and industry. Some of our graduates have progressed to employment as surveyors, land managers, business analysts, transport officers and civil servants. **STUDY OPTIONS** - This course is available with a Foundation Year option. - You can combine another subject with this course to study a Joint Honours degree.