BSc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8) or BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
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Geography is the only discipline that combines the study of both the natural and social worlds, and their interaction, and is key to solving global problems such as climate change, poverty, migration, urbanisation and environmental management. Do you want to make sense of this highly complex world and become an informed global citizen? Do you want to learn IT, field and laboratory techniques highly valued by employers such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS)?
By studying Geography in UCD, you will understand the context in which environmental, socio-cultural and politico-economic decision-making takes place and develop skills that prepare you for the workplaces and societies of tomorrow.
BSc Geography students may apply in their third year to do an internship or study abroad.
BSc Geography students may choose from a range of specialist topics and undertake intensive research skills, including completing a substantial research project. These include:
|Study Geography (BSc Social Sciences)|
|Studying Geography (BA Joint Honours)|
International opportunities have included exchanges to:
Our graduates have found employment as:
Many Geography graduates continue with further study of their discipline or proceed directly to Master’s degrees in social or environmental sciences, law, or business.
“This course is built to ensure that students gain a broad interdisciplinary knowledge of Geography and its core concepts of people, space and place through both an Irish and international lens. With a wide selection of modules available across all areas of Geography, I was able to focus my studies on areas of interest within the discipline such as historical, urban, environmental, and social geography which I found engaging and beneficial in understanding today’s world in a greater context. I also developed useful skills of critical thinking, fieldwork, spatial and data analysis and research skills throughout the course that are greatly transferable into the workplace. An amazing experience, full of critical learning and hands-on experiences.”
Eva Cahalane, Student
UCD School of Geography