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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)
Geography with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)
International Development Studies (Combined) BA/BSc (Hons)
Natural Hazard Management (Combined) BSc/BA (Hons)
Economics and Geography
Geography and International Development Studies
International Relations and Geography
International Relations and International Development Studies
Natural Hazard Management and Geography
Natural Hazard Management and International Development Studies


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