Geography in the UK

UK Geography Courses

Introduction to Geography

As Earth grapples with the threat of global warming and climate change, Geography and Environmental Science graduates are in increased demand as we look to understand population growth, sustainability and a dwindling lack of natural resources.

Early modules will include Land, Water and the Environment, Risk and Resilience and Living With Environmental Change, whilst later in the course students can choose to focus on specific areas of study which include Political Geography, Migrational Development and Cartography. Because Geography is such an interdisciplinary course, it is simple to mix and match what you are interested in with core subjects.

Fieldwork is a core part of a Geography degree and students will be expected to participate in real world learning in the UK and overseas if they wish. This can be in the form of data collection, urban planning and connecting society and the human landscape.

Graduate Geography Careers

Many UK Geography graduates progress on to roles in research, planning and business development across the public and private sectors. The transferable nature of the skills gained on the course mean many students also go on to careers as teachers, environmental consultants and tourism.

Geography Entry Requirements

Most Geography degrees will require an A-level (or equivalent) in one of geography, biology, maths or physics.

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: Minimum 30 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB, across science subjects.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.0 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Geography in the UK?

To learn more about the best Geography courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Geography and Environmental Sciences universities in the Guardian University Guide 2021 below:

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. University of St Andrews
  3. University of Oxford
  4. London School of Economics
  5. Durham University
  6. University College London
  7. University of Southampton
  8. Loughborough University
  9. University of South Wales

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