Taught course

Human Geography

University of Reading · Department of Geography and Environmental Science

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (2.2) (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in geography, environmental sciences, planning, politics, economics or a related subject

Months of entry


Course content

Join a lively and welcoming Department with outstanding teaching collections and facilities. We were ranked in the top 100 in the world for Environmental Sciences and Geography in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. We offer you a unique opportunity to develop your environmental management skills alongside your awareness of environmental science and policy. Build your practical experience with world-leading fieldwork and research projects that will further develop your skills and prepare you for employment or doctoral study.
• Gain a deeper understanding of economic fundamentals, and the origins and likely long-term consequences of contemporary economic policies
• Learn how to apply rigorous economic analysis to deepen our understanding of the past
• Compare economic growth and living standards across space and time using both qualitative and quantitative approaches to historical data
• Make an original contribution to our understanding of past economies through your research dissertation
Our students go on to work in a wide variety of academic and research posts, as well as in public and private sector organisations within the UK and internationally. Graduates are highly employable in the growing market for environmental managers and consultants. Our programmes also provide in-service training for those already working within the profession.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Tom Sizmur