Undergraduate Degree in Geography and Land Management

Geography is the social science that studies land, its features and inhabitants. It is the bridge that connects the physical sciences with the human sciences, relating human activities with their consequences on land and the environment. Although it is a theoretical science, it also strives to practically solve problems caused by human activities, conducting groundbreaking research in sustainability, urbanisation, urban planning, rural land development, and natural resource management. New technologies play an increasingly important role in these issues.

We strive to teach our students all the necessary theoretical knowledge in this field, while also preparing them for the practical demands of the professional world as an expert in geography. Our graduates are versatile experts, capable of working effectively in many different sectors, as well as in teaching and conducting research in this ever-evolving science.

The University of Granada has a long-standing tradition in the teaching of the discipline and our teachers are highly-qualified, experienced, and up-to-date, constantly conducting innovative research. Professional geographers are currently highly sought after in the public sector, and the University of Granada, with its excellent facilities and staff, is internationally recognised as a top-class educational provider working in the discipline.

This four-year degree consists of three learning stages: basic subjects, core subjects, and elective subjects. The programme encompasses knowledge areas such as anthropology, economics, sociology, geography, philosophy, art, history, cartography and demographic analysis.

Our graduates are qualified to pursue a career in a broad variety of fields. In the public sector, teaching and research is an attractive option. Regional and national governments also actively seek geographers to work on with urban planning projects and programmes, in land development, land management and acquiring geographical information of different areas. The private sector also actively seeks geographers in areas such as landscaping, research, and geographical analysis, to mention just a few.

Geography connects the human world and the natural world. It allows us to live on Earth in a more responsible way, striving for a fairer and more sustainable use of land and natural resources.

ECTS Credits 240
Duration 4 academic years (September/October to June each year approximately)
Start Date Autumn
Language Spanish
Tuition Fees €757 (approximately)
Application Period June – September (approximately)
Offered by Vice-Rector’s Office for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching
How to apply Please visit the Applications and Admissions Section