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Geography and Mathematics BSc (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • A sound understanding of both mathematical and geographical principles and their application to issues in the modern world
  • Innovative approaches to learning and teaching that engage with real-world topics assessed through a range of approaches
  • Outstanding access to resources including mathematical software and modern geography-related equipment, laboratories and IT facilities
  • Regular opportunities within the course to apply your knowledge through short geographical projects
  • Friendly and supportive learning approach that helps you develop your mathematical and geographical skills
  • Teaching by experienced, research-informed mathematicians and geographical scientists
  • Optional third year modules to allow you to specialise in an area of mathematics related to current issues in the geographical sciences

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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Mathematics and Geography.


Entry requirements

At least 112 UCAS Tariff points including A level Mathematics

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

Course fees

The standard annual fee for full-time UK/EU students enrolling in 2017 is £9,250 per year. Part-time fees are generally charged on a pro rata basis.

For more details, please visit our course fees page

Study options

The course is available full and part-time.

Get in touch

Dr David Storey
Admissions Tutor (Human Geography)

Dr Mark Johnston

01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Earth Systems
Processes and Landscapes
People and Place
Mathematical Foundations
Introduction to Applied Mathematical Modelling
Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Year 2

Core modules:

Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra
Either: Mountain Environments, Landscapes and Hazards Or: Contemporary Issues in Human Geography


Module options:

Mathematical Modelling
Statistical Modelling
Statistical Estimation and Inference
Real Analysis
Geography Field Course
Researching Geography
Meteorology and Climate
River Monitoring and Assessment
Natural Hazards
Geographies of Development
Rural Geography
Urban Geography
Heritage Tourism and Place Promotion

Year 3

Core modules:


Module options:

Mathematics Project
Abstract Algebra
Complex Variables
Differential Equations
Advanced Statistical Modelling in Sport
Statistics in Medicine and Health
Multivariate Statistics
Applied Bayesian Statistics
Research Project in Geography
Mountain Environments Field Course
Mountain Environments Field Course
GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
Applied GIS and Remote Sensing
River Conservation and Management
Environmental Geology
Mountain Glaciers and Landscape
Ice Age Environments
Critical Geographies of Leisure and Consumption
Political Geography
Countryside Conservation and Agricultural Change
Town and Country Planning
Architecture and the Built Heritage
Environment and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

You will learn how to

This course will equip you with both the analytical problem solving skills of the mathematician and a deep understanding of Geography and its increasing importance in modern society.

You will benefit from the formal and rigorous approach of mathematics and from the clear presentation of core geographical principles.

The study of mathematics will deepen your understanding of a range of geographical subjects including environmental modelling (including the modelling of the meteorology and climate, hydrological flows, flooding and sediment transport, biogeography etc).

In turn, such modelling allows reconstructions of, for example, past glacial environments, and attempts at forecasting hazards such as flooding and volcanic activity.

Further areas of geography that benefit from an enhanced knowledge of mathematics include the topographical surveys and the analysis of such spatial data (we are particularly active with regard to GIS, GPS and the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle allowing low altitude remote sensing).


The first year mathematics modules start with ‘transition’ material aimed at providing a solid base for your three year study of the subject. Similarly, the Year 1 geography modules cover core aspects of the subject.

In both subjects there is a gradual move through the three years from fundamental processes to the application of knowledge and understanding to address issues of real importance in modern society.


The study of geography at the University of Worcester has been designed to develop a range of skills valued by employers alongside a knowledge of subject material with increasing impacts across society.

The combination of mathematics with geography will equip graduates with even stronger skills in problem solving and data analysis that will serve them very well in their future careers both directly within their chosen subject areas and in the broader range of career opportunities within the private and public sectors.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

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