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Geography degrees abroad

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.

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

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Geography study abroad programs

Geography undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in geography

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    Ancient History and Archaeology and Geography - Dual BA (Hons) Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,609 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    Applied Geography - BA Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,990 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,383 CAD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    History and Human Geography - Dual BA (Hons) Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    38 months
    Annual tuition fee
    17,846 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,750 GBP

    Start date
    January, February
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    Earth and Environmental Sciences: Geography and GIS track - BSc Murray State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,328 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,328 USD

    Start date
    August, January, April
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    Education Secondary and Geography - BA (Hons) Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,091 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,300 GBP

    Start date
    January
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Associate in geography

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    Geographic Social/Cultural Geography - AA Diablo Valley College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Geography - AA-T Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,500 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,500 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    Geography - AA Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,990 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,383 CAD

    Start date
    May, September, January
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    Geography - AA Santiago Canyon College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    8,304 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,304 USD

    Start date
    June, August, February
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    Geography - AA Santa Monica College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,048 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,048 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January, February
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Certificate in geography

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    Geographic Information Systems - Cert Cuesta College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    10,650 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,650 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Geographic Information Systems - Cert College of the Desert, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,368 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,368 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Pathway in geography

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    Human Geography (Foundation) - FD Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,155 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,700 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
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Geography graduate programs

Master's in geography

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    Applied Geography and Geospatial Sciences - MA University of Colorado Denver, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,491 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,491 USD

    Start date
    June, August, January
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    Environment, Geography and Geosciences - MPhil University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,294 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,600 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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    Geography - MA Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Geography - MA University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,857 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,857 USD

    Start date
    July, February
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    Geography - MSc Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    1,344 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 1,250 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in geography

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    Environment, Geography and Geosciences - PhD University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,294 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,600 GBP

    Start date
    October, February
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Diploma in geography

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    GIS and Urban Planning - OCDip Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    14 months
    Annual tuition fee
    13,742 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,378 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Certificate in geography

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    Geographic Information Systems - OCGCert Fanshawe College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,113 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,536 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Geographic Information Systems - GradCert Portland State University, USA
    • Blended learning

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,117 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,117 USD

    Start date
    September, January, March
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    Geography - GradCert Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    10 months
    Annual tuition fee
    5,843 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,830 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Secondary Geography - PGCert Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,091 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,300 GBP

    Start date
    January, February
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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.