Geography (including Sandwich Year) at Kingston University - UCAS

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS).
  • We offer a diverse range of modules in both Human and Physical Geography so you are free to choose which areas of the discipline are of most interest to you.
  • Strong emphasis is placed on the applied nature of geography. This means you'll engage with real-world learning, working in partnership with local authorities, community groups, international agencies, and NGOs, both in the UK and on fieldwork abroad.
  • Our careers team offer a programme of events and training sessions which will help you make the best of your career choices.
  • 100% of students found the course intellectually stimulating, thought staff were good at explaining things and made the subject engaging (NSS 2023).
About this course This course is concerned with understanding the Earth’s environments and the global concerns of humanity. It offers a perfect balance of skills learning and practical fieldwork. Fieldwork takes place in the UK and Europe*. Subjects include data collection, project management, social policy analysis, urban planning and design, environmental monitoring and management. Teaching on the course will support your professional development. It often takes place with planning departments, environmental agencies, business support networks, community organisations and town centre management teams. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Graduates work in a wide range of areas, such as local government, retail, human resources, finance, insurance, ICT, education and research.


Example modules: – Rivers, Oceans and Atmospheres – The Challenge of Climate Change – Social and Cultural Geography To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes, interactive group exercises and the use of social media. Fieldwork is an essential component. Our fieldwork programme includes residential field trips in the UK in Year 1, in Europe in Year 2 and an optional overseas trip during Year 3. Assessment methods include essays, online assessments, practical reports, seminars, poster presentations and exams. In general, exams constitute about 20 per cent of assessment with the remainder being coursework.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Geographical Society

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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Geography (including Sandwich Year) at Kingston University - UCAS