Degree in Geography (2009 syllabus)
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.
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.
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:
- Town and country planning
- Environmental planning and management
- Geographical information technology
- Socioeconomic and territorial development
- The knowledge society (teaching and promotion of scientific knowledge).
- Professional territorial and environmental offices: producing plans, programmes and projects linked to the environment, society and town and country planning
- Government work as an expert (the environment, water, town and country planning, risks and emergencies, climate, heritage)
- Working as an engineer on geographical and cartographical information systems
- Local development expert
- Environmental education
In addition, the professional careers in the geography field in academe and research should also be taken into account.
The UIB offers students the chance to take part in different exchange and mobility programmes:
- Exchange and mobility programmes: to complete part of your studies at another university in Spain, the European Union, and around the world, or to get work experience at businesses in the European Union, managed by the International Relations Service. Get in touch with your study programme's exchange coordinator.
- Volunteer work experience and projects with university development cooperation programmes in less developed countries, run through the development cooperation programmes managed by the Cooperation for Development and Solidarity Office.
High-quality official study
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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.