What Will You Study
Studying a combined degree in Economics and Geography at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to benefit from expert teaching in both subjects. You’ll be taught jointly by staff in the Lancaster University Management School, which is consistently among the UK’s top five and our Geography Department, which is part of the award-winning Lancaster Environment Centre.
In Economics you’ll learn about the production and distribution of wealth and the consumption of goods and services. You’ll also cover many contemporary world issues. In Geography you’ll study the impact of these issues in terms of geopolitics, sustainable development, environmental conservation and globalisation.
You’ll begin your degree following modules including the Principles of Economics as well as Society and Space - Human Geography. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as Intermediate Microeconomics; Geographies of Political Economy, and Environment and Society. In your final year, you’ll complete a Project in an area that matches your interests.
- Accounting and Economics : BSc Hons
- Accounting and Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Biological Sciences : BSc Hons
- Biological Sciences : MSci Hons
- Biological Sciences (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Biology : BSc Hons
- Biology : MSci Hons
- Biology (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Business Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Earth and Environmental Science : BSc Hons
- Earth and Environmental Science : MSci Hons
- Earth and Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Earth and Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Ecology and Conservation : BSc Hons
- Ecology and Conservation (Professional Experience) : MSci Hons
- Ecology and Conservation (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Economics : BSc Hons
- Economics : MEcon Hons
- Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Economics (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Economics and International Relations : BA Hons
- Economics and Mathematics : BSc Hons
- Economics and Politics : BA Hons
- Environmental Science : BSc Hons
- Environmental Science : MSci Hons
- Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Environmental Science (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Environmental Sustainability in Contemporary China : BA Hons
- Finance and Economics : BSc Hons
- Finance and Economics (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Financial Mathematics : BSc Hons
- French Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- Geography : BA Hons
- Geography : BSc Hons
- Geography : MArts Hons
- Geography : MSci Hons
- Geography (Professional Experience) : MSci Hons
- Geography (Study Abroad) : BA Hons
- Geography (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Geography (Study Abroad) : MArts Hons
- Geography (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- German Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- Human Geography : BA Hons
- Human Geography (Study Abroad) : BA Hons
- International Management in Contemporary China : BA Hons
- International Relations in Contemporary China : BA Hons
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics : BA Hons
- Physical Geography : BSc Hons
- Physical Geography : MSci Hons
- Physical Geography (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Physical Geography (Study Abroad) : MSci Hons
- Spanish Studies and Geography : BA Hons
Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
- Career and Employability I
- Geographical Skills in a Changing World
- Society and space - Human Geography
- Career and Employability II
- Human Geographical Pioneers and Concepts
- Spatial Analysis and Geographic Information Systems
- Applied Economics
- Business and International Macroeconomics
- Communicating Geography
- Cultural Geography
- Development, Geography and the Majority World
- Economic Policy
- Environment and Society
- Game Theory
- Globalizing Food: A Field Course of Food Politics and Culture in Paris
- Intermediate Macroeconomics I
- Intermediate Macroeconomics I
- Intermediate Macroeconomics II
- Intermediate Microeconomics I
- Intermediate Microeconomics II
- Introduction to Eco-Innovation
- Introduction to Econometrics
- Managerial Economics
- Mathematics for Economics
- Political Geography
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- Advanced Microeconomics
- Africa:Geographies of Transformation
- Applied Economics
- Applied Macroeconomics
- Cities and Globalization
- Climate and Society
- Conservation and sustainable development in the Brazilian Amazon
- Development Economics
- Dissertation Module
- Economic Policy
- Energy: controversies and decision-making
- Environment, Politics and Society in Amazonia
- Food and Agriculture in the 21st Century
- Game Theory
- Geographical Information Systems: Principles and Practice
- Geographies of Health
- Global Consumption
- Health Economics
- Industrial Organisation
- International Business
- International Trade
- Labour Economics
- Mathematical Economics
- Monetary Macroeconomics
- New York Field Course
- Public Economics
- Sports Economics
- Urban Infrastructure in a Changing World
- Water & Environmental Management in a Mediterranean Context
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
A Level AAB including Geography grade B (or alternative cognate subject).
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level Geography (or alternative cognate subject).
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in a relevant subject but may additionally require a supporting A level in Geography at grade B or equivalent qualification. BTEC qualifications will be considered on individual basis to assess eligibility.
Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units. Access qualifications will be considered on individual basis to assess eligibility but may require additional A level in Geography at grade B or equivalent qualification.
Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly
A level grade B in Geography or equivalent is required for entry. We may accept the following cognate subjects as an alternative; Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English Literature, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, World Development.
GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (B).
IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component).
General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level.
Combination of Qualifications We welcome applications from students with a combination of qualifications, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly for further advice.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via email@example.com
Lancaster’s graduates in Economics and Geography develop a unique and insightful perspective on global issues along with excellent analytical skills – this combination of knowledge and skills is highly valued by employers in many areas.
Our graduates work across a wide range of sectors such as conservation, business and the armed forces or charitable organisations, journalism or publishing.
Traditional Geography-based careers include planning, teaching and research, while Economics graduates may go on to work in banking, the civil service, management consultancies and major national and international companies.
Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.
Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2017/18 are:
Tuition fees for programmes are set annually for all new and continuing students. If you are studying on a course of more than one year’s duration, the fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. Such increases are normally calculated based on increases in the costs incurred by the institution, or in relation to UK government regulations which set the maximum fee for certain categories of student.
For the majority of undergraduate students, the most recent annual increase was 2.8%. Any change in fee rates will be communicated to students and applicants prior to the start of the academic year in question, and normally at least eight months prior to enrolment. Further details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.
Scholarships recognising academic talent:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A, or the equivalent academic qualifications. In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
- An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.
Bursaries for life, living and learning
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600
Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students may incur travel costs dependant on their placement location. Students will be required to pay for travel to field sites and will have to purchase wet weather clothing, boots and waterproof notebooks for fieldtrips for which the estimated cost is approximately £110. The course offers optional field trips and students will have to pay for any travel and accommodation costs. If students undertake placements then they may incur additional travel costs. Students on certain modules may wish to purchase a hand lens and compass clinometer but these may be borrowed from the Department.
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.