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The Department of Geography and International Development is on the University’s historic Parkgate Road Campus, just a short walk from Chester city centre. Here students benefit from excellent support from teaching staff and modern teaching facilities, including specialist laboratories. Parkgate Road has a wide range of social spaces (e.g. SU building, cafés, bar, green spaces), recreational facilities (e.g. swimming pool, gym, sports hall) and accommodation options.

Careers / Employment

In 2016-17, 94% of our students graduated into employment or further study. Our graduates work in professions across a range of sectors in the UK and abroad, including environmental management, town planning, housing and regeneration, renewable energy, sustainability, international development and hazard/risk management. Independent analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) places geography among the top degree subjects for graduate earnings in the UK.

Course Title Campus Study Option Start Date
Geography BSc (Hons)
Geography (Combined) BSc/BA (Hons)
International Development Studies (Combined) BA/BSc (Hons)
Natural Hazard Management (Combined) BSc/BA (Hons)
Archaeology and Geography
Biology and Geography
Chinese and International Development Studies
Criminology and Geography
Economics and Geography
Economics and International Development Studies
Education Studies and Geography
English Literature and Geography
French and International Development Studies
Geography and French
Geography and German
Geography and History
Geography and International Development Studies
Geography and Psychology
Geography and Spanish
Geography and Sport and Exercise Sciences
History and International Development Studies
International Development Studies and Sociology
International Development Studies and Spanish
International Development Studies and Theology and Religious Studies
International Relations and Geography
International Relations and International Development Studies
Natural Hazard Management and Biology
Natural Hazard Management and French
Natural Hazard Management and Geography
Natural Hazard Management and German
Natural Hazard Management and International Development Studies
Natural Hazard Management and Journalism
Natural Hazard Management and Psychology
Natural Hazard Management and Spanish
Politics and Geography
Politics and International Development Studies


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