Course Detail

Bachelor of Geography with a Language


Geography embraces the study of human societies and their environment, and is one of the few subjects in which human and physical aspects of the environment are integrated. Our flexible degree programme enables students to gain an understanding of the major global, regional and local processes that shape our world and the challenges we will face in the future.

IntroductionOur degrees provide fundamental skills and knowledge while allowing students to tailor their degree according to their interests and ambitions. There are four levels, outlined below.
Stage 1Students must take four core modules within Geography, which comprises:

• Human Geography: Society, Power and Culture
• Physical Geography: Earth, Fire and Ice
• Human Geography: Society, Economy and Population
• Physical Geography: Earth, Wind and Water

Students must then take a double-weighted Language module from:

• French I
• Spanish I
Stage 2Students must take three core modules within Geography, which normally comprises:

• Contemporary Approaches to Geographical Enquiry
• Geographical Research Skills
• Landscapes and Geographical Information (GIS)

Students must then take a double-weighted Language module from:

• French II
• Spanish II

Students must then take one further module. Typical options (which occasionally vary slightly from year to year) include:

• Cultural and Political Geography
• Geographies of Economic Restructuring and Social Change
• Geomorphology
• Global Environmental Change
• International Fieldwork (select between Belgium, Mallorca and Malta)
• Sustaining the Biosphere
Stage 3Placement Year
Stage 4Students must take one (double-weighted) core module, selecting between:

• Geography at Work
• Geography Dissertation

Students must then take a further four modules. Typical options (which vary from year to year) include:

• Advanced Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
• Arctic Environmental Change
• Climate Change
• Coastal Environments
• Environmental Geopolitics
• Environmental Geoscience
• Geoforensics
• Geographies of Contested Territories
• Geographies of Ethnicity
• Geographies of Global Finance
• Geography of War and Public Memory
• Geography, Science and Society
• Maps and Mapping
• Sea Level Change: Past, Present, and Future
• Spaces of Urbanisation

Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/5.5

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: £20,800 Per Year

Admission Requirements

A level requirements
ABB normally including A-level Geography + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

For French option: A-level French grade B

For Spanish option: A-level Spanish grade B
Irish leaving certificate requirements
H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 normally including Higher Level grade H3 in Geography + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics

For French option: Higher Level grade H3 in French

For Spanish option: Higher Level grade H3 in Spanish
Access Course
Not normally considered as Access Courses would not satisfy language requirements.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
33 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level (normally including Geography at Higher Level and a relevant language qualification) + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4

Standard Level grade 4 would be acceptable in lieu of the GCSE requirement.
BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
QCF Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits), with 120 credits at Distinction grade and 60 credits at Merit grade + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.

RQF Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 Guided Learning Hours (GLH)), with at least 660 GLH at Distinction grade (minimum 240 GLH to be externally assessed) and 420 GLH at Merit grade + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.

Extended Diploma/National Extended Diploma must be relevant.

Relevant language qualification must also be offered - see under A-level requirements.
A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree, provided any subject requirements are also met.
All applicants
Applicants not offering A-level Geography will be considered on an individual basis and will be required to have another appropriate subject at A-level. Please contact the Admissions and Access Service for further advice (