If you would like to study human geography alongside issues relating to urban planning then this degree is for you.
You will learn about the social forces that shape our society and spaces we live in, and will discover a variety of techniques for ‘reading’ cities and spaces.
You will examine the practices of public planning and design, and explore the political and democratic factors which influence it.
The degree integrates core areas from our geography and urban planning degrees and is designed to equip you with strong analytical skills and practical implementation abilities.
Your first year is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Geography at Newcastle is highly regraded. We rank in the top ten universities in the UK in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. We also achieved a very impressive 96% overall student satisfaction score, ranking us 6th in the UK in the National Student Survey 2015.
Geography at Newcastle ranks 10th overall in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014) and in the top 50 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015.
You study a broad range of theory and practice, including building design, mapping science, global social and economic change, and local environmental initiatives.
You will study key themes throughout your degree:
You will gain a wide range of knowledge and practical skills that can lead to a range of careers. Previous graduates have gone on to work as planners or surveyors, or in organisations such as Natural England or National Park authorities.
As a Geography and Planning student at Newcastle, you will be part of the University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.
You will also spend time in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology in the Daysh Building.