Degree in Geography

240 credits - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts
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What is it?

The main goal of the degree in geography is to train professionals with the scientific knowledge necessary to understand, interpret, analyse, and identify both the environmental as well as social components of the territory that surrounds us. Graduates will be able to work in areas related to natural resources, population, urban planning, land management, the environment, landscapes, transport, and tourism. The training combines classroom work and seminars as well as field work, which is one of the main pillars of this programme.

What will you learn?

Students will learn about: the social and territorial organisation of physical and social processes and their reciprocal relationships; gathering and interpreting data in order to create and defend arguments, as well as communicate ideas, problems, and solutions; developing critical understanding skills; and mastering the technology used for analysing geographic data.

Refer to all of the areas of the study .

What will you be able to do once you finish?

Geography offers a wide variety of professional career pathways thanks to its multi-disciplinary and applied nature. The wide areas of the job market open to geographers include:

  1. Town and country planning
  2. Environmental planning and management
  3. Geographical information technology
  4. Socioeconomic and territorial development
  5. The knowledge society (teaching and promotion of scientific knowledge).

 Workplaces include:

  1. Professional territorial and environmental offices: producing plans, programmes and projects linked to the environment, society and town and country planning
  2. Government work as an expert (the environment, water, town and country planning, risks and emergencies, climate, heritage)
  3. Working as an engineer on geographical and cartographical information systems
  4. Local development expert
  5. Environmental education
  6. Teaching.

In addition, the professional careers in the geography field in academe and research should also be taken into account.

Travel and Learn

The UIB offers students the chance to take part in different exchange and mobility programmes:


High-quality official study

Legislation requires that official Spanish Degrees receive positive evaluations by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA). This process is called verification, and it serves to ensure that the development programme in which you will participate will provide the skills and learning results that it is supposed to.

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Bachelor's programmes are subject to assessment and are continuously improved upon in order to guarantee their prestige and recognition within Europe. You can see the results of the assessments at results section .

Social and Legal Sciences
  70 places
240 credits. 4 years
In-Person Classes
Language: Catalan, Spanish, English ( See subjects for more details )
Public price per credit for first enrolment: ¤16.21 (*)
Total cost of the first enrolment in the first course, including taxes, for EU members under 28 years of age without any special condition: ¤1,020.32 (*)
(*)Prices for the academic year: 2019-20

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