Geography (W81) DipHE
The Open University
Key Course Facts
In this diploma you’ll be engaging with geographical topics from a range of different perspectives and investigating the key issues such as poverty, climate change, migration and urbanisation that are affecting our world today. In doing so, you’ll develop your understanding of the ways in which the natural and human environments are related and interact.
Key features of the course
Develops your understanding of interrelationships between human activity and environmental change.
Explore how environmental and societal issues are entangled in cultural, economic, social, and political terms.
Become more effective in gathering and communicating geographical information to different audiences.
Learn how social science perspectives change the way we understand and respond to the major environmental challenges of our time.
Below you can see course specific reviews for 7 graduates of Geography (W81) DipHE at The Open University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Geography.
Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.
Salary of all UK Graduates of Geography
|15 months after graduation||3 years after graduation||5 years after graduation|
|25-75 percentile range||£20000 - £27000||£19978 - £30513||£24338 - £39944|
All Geography courses of UK
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Geography (W81), DipHE.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
Positions of The Open University in top UK and global rankings.
Rankings of The Open University in related subject specific rankings.
Social Studies & Humanities
ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 26 May, 2021]
- Social Sciences
THE World University Rankings by Subject
[Published 26 October, 2022]
See all university rankings of The Open University
What students say about studying Geography in the UK?
About The Open University
The Open University was established in 1969 in Milton Keynes, and is the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The OU is among the most prestigious distance-learning institutions in the United Kingdom, enjoying numerous awards and accreditations, including Triple Crown status for their Business School.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Geography (fast-track) BA (Hons)||University of Gloucestershire||100%||0%||0%||£9250||£14700||94||Cheltenham||On campus Full-time|
|Economics/Geography (SocSci) MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||85%||5%||1%||£27750||£70480||186||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Celtic Civilisation/Geography MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||79%||0%||5%||£27750||£70480||177||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Geography BSc (Hons)||University of East Anglia||74%||0%||0%||£9250||£21700 £22800||118||Norwich||On campus Full-time|
|Economic Geography MPhil||The London School of Economics and Political Science||74%||0%||0%||£4517||£20136||118||London||On campus Full-time|
|Spanish/Geography MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||80%||5%||2%||£27750||£79290||187||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Physical Geography with Mathematics BSc (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||91%||5%||7%||£9000||£16300||117||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
|Digital Media & Information Studies/Geography MA (Hons)||University of Glasgow||79%||0%||5%||£27750||£70480||177||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Geography and Information Technology BSc (Hons)||Liverpool Hope University||90%||0%||5%||£9250||£11400||105||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Physical Geography (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)||Aberystwyth University||88%||0%||0%||£9000||£16300||127||Aberystwyth||On campus Full-time|
THE Times Higher Education, UK
- 26 October, 2022
- Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings by Subject:
- 32.4% Teaching (the Learning Environment)
32.6% Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)
25% Citations (Research Influence)
7.5% International Outlook (Staff, Students and Research)
2.5% Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)