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Undergraduate (Level 8 NFQ , Credits 180 )
As a bridge between the natural and social sciences, Geography as a discipline is ideally placed to develop flexible and informed global citizens for the workplaces and societies of tomorrow. The popularity of the discipline is due to its relevance to important global, national and local issues such as climate change, inequality, migration, urbanisation and hazard management.

By focusing on the context of environmental, socio-cultural and politico-economic decision-making and their interconnections, geography graduates are well placed to excel in varied careers and contribute effectively to solving some of the most pressing problems of our time.
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How do I apply?

For EU students, please apply via MyUCD. The following entry route(s) are available:
Description ENTRY Duration Application Opening Date APPURL
Geography(BAU5) - Undergraduate Degree (Non EU) Entry in
Full Time - 3 Year(s) Apply from -
Oct 2019
Geography(BAU5) - Access Progression Pathway Entry in
Full Time - 3 Year(s) Apply from -
Feb 2020
Georgaphy is taught in lectures, tutorials and labs, as well as through significant independent reading and study. Some modules have an online component. Assessment is generally a combination of continuous assessment, tutorial or laboratory participation and end-of-semester exams.
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Making sense of our highly complex world demands sophisticated skills targeted at investigating, analysing, critiquing and interpreting phenomena. These are desired attributes of any Geography graduate, as is competency in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), which is in increasing demand across the public and private sectors. The combination of spatial understanding and technical skill is making geography graduates highly attractive to prospective employers. UCD Geography graduates have found employment as:

  • Educators at primary and second level, as well as in high profile national and international universities
  • Social science researchers and policy analysts with Teagasc, ESRI, NGOs and Government departments
  • GIS specialists working, for example, with the Local Government Management Agency
  • Planners in both local government and private sector consultancies

    Many graduates pursue further studies on the structured master's and PhD programmes at UCD, as well as overseas.
  • International opportunities have included exchanges to:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Pisa, Italy
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Chicago and Santa Barbara, California, USA