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Our Human Geography BA is a chance to study in-depth how humans interact with and are affected by their environments, including:

  • cities past, present and future
  • culture and identity
  • economy and society
  • gender and power
  • geographies of biomedicine and global health
  • geopolitics
  • globalisation and international development
  • social justice.

We’ll train you in innovative social science research methods, from visual analysis to interviewing to geographical information systems (GIS).

Explore the world with us on fieldwork in places such as the US, India and Malaysia, as well as UK-based fieldwork, including opportunities right here in London.

Option modules in the second and final years allow you to direct your study towards your aims and interests. In the final year you’ll design your own project with guidance from our experts, developing the skills to become a researcher in your own right.

Our Human Geography BA is a chance to study in-depth how humans interact with and are affected by their environments, including: cities past, present and future culture and identity economy and society gender and power geographies of biomedicine and global health geopolitics globalisation and international...

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Course Content

YEAR 1

Optional modules

  • Cities and Regions in Transition
  • Geography in the World
  • Global Worlds
  • Ideas and Practice in Geography and Environmental Science*
  • People and the Environment
  • Reinventing Britain*
  • Research Methods for Geographers and Environmental Scientists.

For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory. 

 

YEAR 2

Compulsory

  • Geographical Research in Practice

Choose from

  • Boston Reworked: The Making of a North American City*
  • Contemporary London: Life in the Global Metropolis
  • Cultural Geographies
  • Economic Geographies
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Geographies of Biomedicine
  • Health, Space and Justice
  • Society and Space
  • Spaces of Uneven Development
  • Urban Futures: Los Angeles and Las Vegas.*

For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory. 

 

YEAR 3

Compulsory

  • Independent Geographical Study

Choose from

  • Advanced GIS
  • Boston Reworked: The Making of a North American City*
  • Contemporary India: Politics, Society and Economy
  • Development Futures: Mumbai Unbound*
  • Economic Futures: Malaysia Emerging*
  • Geographies of Nature
  • Geography, Technology and Society
  • Geopolitics post-9/11: War, Security, Economy
  • Global Historical Geographies
  • Globalisation and Regional Development
  • Health, Disease and the City
  • New York: Nature and the City*
  • Readings in Geography: Contemporary India; Geographies of Nature; Geography,
  • Technology and Society; Global Historical Geographies OR Victorian London
  • Urban Futures: Los Angeles and Las Vegas*
  • Urban Geography
  • Urbanisation and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Victorian London: Economy, Society and Culture

For full details on our modules please go to the online module directory. 

 

YEAR 1 Optional modules Cities and Regions in Transition Geography in the World Global Worlds Ideas and Practice in Geography and Environmental Science* People and the Environment Reinventing Britain* Research Methods for Geographers and Environmental...

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Entry Requirements

A-Level :- Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Geography. If applying without A-Level Geography, your application will be considered where there is an appropriate alternative academic subject. Excludes General Studies.

IB :- International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include Geography or a related subject at Higher Level.

BTEC :- See our detailed subject and grade requirements.

Access HE :- We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 15 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not make offers of study purely on the basis of meeting grade requirements.

GCSE :- Minimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade C or 4.

EPQ :- Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.

Contextualised admissions :- We consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

A-Level :- Grades ABB at A-Level. This must include A-Level Geography. If applying without A-Level Geography, your application will be considered where there is an appropriate alternative academic subject. Excludes General Studies. IB :- International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 32 points overall, including 6,5,5 from three Higher Level...

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Assessment Methods

Modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. Coursework may include extended essays, short reports, posters, oral presentations and group work.

Students must also complete a final-year independent study project of 10,000 words, based on an original study of their choice.

Modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. Coursework may include extended essays, short reports, posters, oral presentations and group work.

Students must also complete a final-year independent study project of 10,000 words, based on an original study of their choice.

Additional Information

Degree :- BA (Hons)

Duration :-  3 years

Start :-  September 2019

UK/EU fees :-  £9,250

International fees :-  £16,200

Degree :- BA (Hons)

Duration :-  3 years

Start :-  September 2019

UK/EU fees :-  £9,250

International fees :-  £16,200