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Geography is a hugely diverse and varied subject, that looks at the physical world around us, and how we interact with it. It is often scientific in nature, but also includes elements of other subjects including sociology, anthropology, politics and ecology. It is an important area for understanding some of the most pressing problems facing society and the environment.

It is a popular degree option thanks to its broad curriculum and high employability rates for graduates. You can expect a hands-on experience with regular field trips and practical classes, and get the chance to learn a wide range of skills. Geography is an ideal choice for those with a keen interest in how the physical and human world works, and who want a varied and challenging education.

By choosing to study geography abroad, you’ll be able to see and experience different environments first hand. Geography is a degree you’ll find offered by many universities all over the world, so you won’t be short of options when it comes to choosing where to study.

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Geography program structure

At undergraduate level geography programs are offered as both a BSc and BA. Both options will usually cover many of the same areas and modules, but a BSc will focus more on physical geography, and a BA will cover more human geography subjects. Most undergraduate programs will take between three and four years to complete.

Physical geography is broadly the study of the earth, and includes areas like glaciation, erosion, climate, tectonic movement and the atmosphere. Human geography is all about how humans interact with the world and looks at population, migration, tourism, globalization and more.

It’s also possible to study geography at master’s level over one or two years, and programs are offered as an MSc, MA or MRes (Master of Research). PhD doctorate degrees are also available at many universities, but you will need a master’s degree in a relevant subject to apply.

The assessment of most geography programs will be made up of written exams, coursework, essays and a final year research dissertation. You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical classes, with a large amount of individual study time too.

The exact program content of a geography program will depend on the university you study at, and the level of degree you choose. Here are a few of the modules and subjects you can expect to study:

  • Human geography
  • Physical geography
  • Global environmental issues
  • Environment and society
  • Glaciology
  • Flooding and river basin erosion
  • The Earth system
  • Research methods techniques
  • Statistical methods

Types of geography degrees

Geography study abroad programs

Geography undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in geography

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    Computing Science/Geography - BSc University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,937 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,000 FJD

    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about A Double Major in Computing Science / Geography
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    Applied Anthropology and Geography - BA Colorado Mesa University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,048 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Applied Anthropology and Geography
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    Archaeology and Geography - BSc University of Lethbridge, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,575 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,304 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Archaeology and Geography
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    Applied Geography - BA Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,979 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,224 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Bachelor of Arts, Major in Applied Geography
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    Geography - BSc (Hons) (with foundation) Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,419 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,595 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about BSc (Hons) Geography (with Foundation Year option)

Associate in geography

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    Geography - AA Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,388 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,415 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
    Show program overview about Associate of Arts Degree in Geography
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    Geography - AA-T Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
    Show program overview about Geography
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    Geography - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,260 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,260 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
    Show program overview about Geography
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    Geography - AA-T Santa Monica College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,264 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,264 USD

    Start date
    August, January, February, June
    Show program overview about Geography
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    Geography - AAOT Lane Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,500 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
    Show program overview about Geography

Certificate in geography

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    Environmental Studies and Geography - Cert Bishop's University, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,744 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,006 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Environmental Studies and Geography

Geography graduate programs

Master's in geography

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    Arts (Thesis): Geography - MA (Thesis) University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,593 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,000 NZD

    Start date
    August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, June, July
    Show program overview about Arts (Thesis): Geography
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    Geography - MA University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,250 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,491 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Geography (MA)
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    Environment, Geography and Geosciences - MPhil University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,212 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,800 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
    Show program overview about Environment, Geography and Geosciences
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    Geography - MA Carleton University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,775 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,945 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Geography
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    Geography - MA California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,658 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,658 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Geography

Doctorate in geography

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    Environment, Geography and Geosciences - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK
    • Part-time

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    6 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,212 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,800 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
    Show program overview about Environment, Geography and Geosciences
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    Geography - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,346 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, June, July
    Show program overview about Geography
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    Geography - PhD University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,477 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,859 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Geography (PhD)
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    Geography - PhD Clark University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    5 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,952 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,952 USD

    Start date
    August, January
    Show program overview about Ph.D. in Geography

Diploma in geography

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    Science: Geography - PGDipSc University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,185 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,500 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Science: Geography

Certificate in geography

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    Geography - PGCE Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,794 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,320 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about PGCE Geography - Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (Coleraine campus)

Future geography careers

A degree in geography will give you a number of transferable skills that employers value, including research skills, communication, analysis and leadership. Here are some of the popular roles geography graduates choose:

  • Environmental consultant
  • Town planner
  • Residential surveyor
  • Cartographer
  • Conservation worker
  • Forestry manager
  • Coastal engineer

However, there’s no limit to the career opportunities you can pursue after graduation, and many students go on to work in finance, education, retail, media and tech. Most universities will help you work out the right career path for you, and you’ll have opportunities to speak to employers during your degree.