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A BA in 3 years
UCAS code: L700

Course statistics for 2013 entry

Interviewed: 64%
Successful: 23%
Intake: 77

Tuition fees for 2014

Home/EU: £9,000/year
No upfront costs: you can get a loan for the full amount
Grants, bursaries and scholarships available

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Open days

2 and 3 July, and 19 September 2014

9 May 2014


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Fieldwork and international opportunities

The School of Geography and the Environment emphasises the importance
of fieldwork since it believes there is no substitute for teaching subjects at first hand. In the first year, all students take part in local skills-related field days. Second-year students will undertake a week-long overseas residential field course. These are currently to Copenhagen and Tenerife. Some of the option subjects in the second and third years involve field trips, which in recent years have included trips to the United Arab Emirates. Independent research in the field or in archives is a key element of the dissertation. Each year, around 40% of our undergraduates choose to do their dissertation overseas, covering a remarkable range of countries worldwide.

A typical weekly timetable

A typical weekly timetable comprises lectures in the morning, and usually a few afternoon seminars or practical classes. In addition, each student will attend at least one college tutorial a week, and some college-based classes.

Course summary for Geography 
1st year

Four core courses are taken:

  • Earth systems processes
  • Human geography
  • Geographical controversies
  • Geographical Techniques

First University examinations:
Four written papers plus practical notebooks

2nd and 3rd year

Geographical Research (core course)

Foundational courses(two chosen)

  • Space, place and society
  • Earth system dynamics
  • Environmental geography

Options (three chosen):
Options currently offered include: African societies; Biogeography, biodiversity and conservation; Climate change impacts and adaptation; Climate change and variability; Complexity; Contemporary India; Desert landscapes and dynamics; European integration; Forensic geography; Geographies of finance; Geographies of nature; Northlands, peoples and politics; The politics, society and culture of China; Spaces of culture; Transport and mobilities.


Final University examinations:
Three written core papers; three written optional papers;
three pieces of submitted work on the chosen optional subjects;  fieldwork report;  dissertation (weighted as two papers)