Durham University
Education Studies - Geography BA (Hons)
Durham University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in physical geographical sciences

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Education at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30000 £29000 £36000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £32000 £24000 - £34500 £29000 - £45500

Salary of all UK Graduates of physical geographical sciences

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23298 £19344 £22230
25-75 percentile range £18495 - £27166 £14135 - £24831 £15918 - £28833

Course Description

Are you interested in why people learn in different ways? Do you want to find out more about barriers to learning and how learning supports childhood development? Maybe you’d like to know more about the ways in which politics can impact education and education in diverse cultures? Maybe you’d like to know more about the ways in which global events impact education. The BA Education Studies – Geography combines study of the education process with current issues in geography, offering you the opportunity to explore topics as diverse as childhood development and global economic change. From the philosophical foundations of schooling to the political implications of policy, education is a vast field that has multiple avenues to approach a seemingly straightforward subject. Our degree goes far beyond any classroom and considers education, people and their relationship to the ever-changing world. The curriculum draws on research carried out in the School to keep the course content relevant and up to date. The breadth of modules allows you to create your own pathway through the course. As well as the geography pathway, we offer pathways in sociology and psychology, or you can choose to focus purely on education studies. This BA will prepare you for a career in many different areas, both in the education sector and further afield. It can provide the first step towards a career as a teacher or researcher, and supports roles in publishing, policy making, the voluntary and public sectors, as well as many more.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Education Studies - Geography BA (Hons) at Durham University

40% Caring personal services
15% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

We promote diverse and creative forms of assessment so whilst many modules are assessed by essays, other modules may include portfolios, blogs, presentations or posters. The 12,000-word dissertation is worth one-third of your final-year marks.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Education

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 4.5
    • Foundation
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Education Studies - Geography, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Education Studies - Geography BA (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £23800 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £23800 year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fees for 2024/25 academic year have not yet been finalised, they will be displayed here once approved.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Durham University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Durham University in related subject specific rankings.


    • #5 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #13 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #77 
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #151 
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #159 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

See all 37 university rankings of Durham University

About Durham University

Founded in 1832, Durham University (DU) is located in the cathedral city of Durham, North East England. DU takes pride in having numerous subject fields ranked among the best in the world according to QS, as well as having an exceptionally large course catalogue without compromising the quality that students can expect. Apart from the impressive academic opportunities on offer, students can also participate in numerous sports, music, and art-based extracurricular activities on-site.

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Where is this programme taught

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