Geography with Business Management

Entry Year: 2019

2 Study Options

Geography with Business Management BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
FVN1
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Geography. If applying without A-Level Geography, your application will be considered where there is an appropriate alternative academic subject. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
9,250
International fees
16,200
Funding information

Geography with Business Management with Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2019
UCAS code
FVNY
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Geography. If applying without A-Level Geography, your application will be considered where there is an appropriate alternative academic subject. Excludes General Studies.
Full entry requirements
UK/EU fees
9,250
International fees
16,200
Geography with Business Management

Overview

Are you interested in studying geography topics while making yourself work-ready with skills in business management?

Taught jointly by the Schools of Geography and Business and Management, this programme draws on the strengths of each to help you develop both geographical expertise and business acumen.

You’ll explore topics such as:

  • cities past, present and future
  • economy and society
  • environmental systems
  • geopolitics
  • globalisation and international development
  • natural hazards
  • social justice.

The business modules will give you an in-depth understanding of the corporate environment, covering topics such as economics, management, marketing, financial accounting and human resources.

Explore the world with us on fieldwork in places such as the US, India and Malaysia, as well as UK-based fieldwork, including opportunities right here in London.

We’ll train you in innovative social science research methods, from visual analysis to interviewing to geographical information systems (GIS). In the final year you’ll design your own project with guidance from our experts, developing the skills to become a researcher in your own right.

 

Structure

You can complete your Geography with Business Management degree in three or four years. If you choose to study abroad, this will take place in Year 3 and Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.

Year 1

Compulsory

  • Economics for Business
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Ideas and Practice in Geography and Environmental Science*
  • Research Methods for Geographers and Environmental Scientists

Choose from

  • Earth Surface Science
  • Fieldwork in Physical Geography and Environmental Science*
  • Geography in the World
  • Global Worlds
  • People and the Environment
  • Reinventing Britain*

For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • EITHER: Advanced Environmental Research Skills; Environmental Research Methods*; Research Design OR: Geographical Research in Practice
  • Marketing
  • Principles of Financial Accounting

Choose from

  • Boston Reworked: The Making of a North American City*
  • Contemporary London: Life in the Global Metropolis
  • Cultural Geographies
  • Economic Geographies
  • Ecosystem Science
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Geographies of Biomedicine
  • Geomorphology
  • Geospatial Science
  • Health, Space and Justice
  • Ice Age Britain
  • Society and Space
  • Spaces of Uneven Development
  • The Anthropocene
  • Urban Futures: Los Angeles and Las Vegas.*

For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory

  • Independent Geographical Study
  • Strategy
  • The Management of Human Resources

Choose from

  • Advanced GIS
  • Boston Reworked: The Making of a North American City*
  • Cold Environments
  • Contemporary India: Politics, Society and Economy
  • Development Futures: Mumbai Unbound*
  • Economic Futures: Malaysia Emerging*
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Flood Risk Management and Modelling
  • Geographies of Nature
  • Geography, Technology and Society
  • Geopolitics post-9/11: War, Security, Economy
  • Geo-ecology and Geo-ecosystems
  • Global Historical Geographies
  • Globalisation and Regional Development
  • Health, Disease and the City
  • Progress in Physical Geography and Environmental Science
  • Readings in Geography: Contemporary India; Geographies of Nature; Geography, Technology and Society; Global Historical Geographies OR Victorian London
  • Terrestrial Vegetation Modelling
  • The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain
  • Urban Futures: Los Angeles and Las Vegas*
  • Urban Geography
  • Urbanisation and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Victorian London: Economy, Society and Culture

For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

*Fieldwork module. Fieldwork destinations may vary year-on-year, are subject to availability and depend on the module combinations chosen. Overseas fieldwork modules run in alternate years. Places are limited - if a module is oversubscribed, places will be allocated by ballot. Students on overseas field trips are responsible for securing their own visas, if required.

In 2017, we introduced the QMUL Model to all our degrees. For further information on this initiative please visit QMUL Model.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Geography with Business Management BSc with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are. 

Additional Costs

Compulsory fieldwork will not cost you anything extra. Optional overseas fieldwork trips in the second and third year cost approximately £400-£1,400 (based on 2017-18 costs). On some trips you may also need to pay extra for flights.

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Throughout my degree, I have learnt valuable research skills and been exposed to new social phenomena so I have been tooled to effectively analyse and find appropriate solutions to societal problems - super useful if I wanted to get into council work or media. Business management has also given me basic accounting, economics and marketing knowledge – great for any workplace or starting your own company.

Teaching and Facilities

Teaching and learning

On average, you can expect to spend eight to 12 hours per week in a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and practical classes.

You’ll also take part in small-group tutorials, receiving further guidance on the course material and developing your study skills.

In the final year, tutorials are replaced with one-to-one meetings with your tutor as you prepare for your independent research project and plan your future career.
For every hour of classes, expect to do a further four to six hours of independent study.

Assessment

Modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. Coursework may include extended essays, short reports, posters, oral presentations and group work.

Students must also complete a final-year independent study project of 10,000 words, based on an original study of their choice.

Resources and facilities

The Schools of Geography and Business and Management offer excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • an environmental preparation laboratory
  • a geography laboratory suite
  • a purpose-built media suite designed to support student entrepreneurship
  • a dedicated Internships Coordinator for work experience opportunities and applications.
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Entry requirements

Geography with Business Management - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Geography. If applying without A-Level Geography, your application will be considered where there is an appropriate alternative academic subject. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Geography or a related subject at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Geography with Business Management with Year Abroad - BSc (Hons)

A-LevelGrades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Geography. If applying without A-Level Geography, your application will be considered where there is an appropriate alternative academic subject. Excludes General Studies.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Geography or a related subject at Higher Level.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade C or 4.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates use their subject knowledge directly, in environmental policy, town or transport planning or geographical information systems (GIS). Others take their transferable skills into other careers, from business to health.

Recent graduates have been hired by:

  • Citizens UK
  • Deloitte
  • Environment Agency
  • Jacobs
  • Ordnance Survey
  • WWF

Career support

Geography students benefit from dedicated careers support, including lectures and tutorials on career choice, getting work experience and presenting degree skills to an employer at interview. We also run an annual career options event with graduate speakers. The School of Business and Management can help you find part-time projects in local charities and short internships in local businesses and start-ups.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the Schools

School of Geography

Join us and work alongside academics who are committed to world-leading research. From climate change to development to questions of culture, identity and social justice, our research – and therefore your studies – reach out and touch upon some of society’s biggest and most pressing challenges.

Thanks to our local, national and international links, you’ll have opportunities to work with community groups, environmental trusts and charities, applying your knowledge to real-world problems.

School of Business and Management

We teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.

Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.

Our Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.

Contact us

School of Geography

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8200
Email: geogadmissions@qmul.ac.uk

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