Human Geography at University of Hull - UCAS

Human Geography

University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Human geography at Hull lets you explore the complexity and diversity of human, social, cultural and political systems and field trips to places such as Morocco, Malawi and Hong Kong. You want to learn how to tackle the big issues? You'll gain an understanding of the dynamic and complex social, economic and political processes that make the world work. You'll develop a full toolkit of theoretical and practical skills – enabling you to look at places, individuals and communities with an expert eye.

  • We prioritise learning outside the classroom with core field trips - think locations such as Barcelona, Berlin and Morocco
  • The cost of all our core field trips during your first and second year is included in your course fees. During your final year, there are further optional field trips to international destinations, such as Hong Kong and Malawi, or within the UK
  • Develop career-ready skills such as GIS, qualitative methods, group work and report writing
  • We were ranked third in the UK for research impact (REF 2014). That means you'll be taught by recognised experts who combine their research with lecturing on our courses
  • Our geography courses are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society
  • We scored 94% from our students for overall satisfaction with our Human Geography course – a total that put us ninth in the UK for this subject area (National Student Survey 2018, HEIs)
  • The University of Hull is in close proximity to interesting and important urban, rural and maritime environments. This allows you to explore a huge variety of human geography perspectives in the local area
Flexibility is key, allowing you to tailor the course to your passions.You'll have access to a geographical information systems (GIS) suite, the recently refurbished Brynmor Jones Library, and the University's art and archival collections. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory modules Worlds of Connection and Difference Global Environments Exploring Worlds Around Us Development and Change Interpreting Environments Landscapes of the World Year 2 Core module Frontiers in Human Geography Compulsory modules Cities and Globalisation Cultural and Historical Geography Sustainable Futures Field Studies Optional modules Living in the Anthropocene Green Planet Year 3 Core module Dissertation Optional modules Landscapes in the Making Green Economy Professional Consultancy Project Teaching Project Geotechnologies A: Advanced GIS Cities and Regions Landscapes in the Making The Global South Renewable and Geo-Energies Geographies of Oppression and Resistance Advanced Field Study Feeding the City Environmental Problems and Society Geotechnologies B: Environmental Modelling Advancing Research in Human Geography All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Professional bodies

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

  • Royal Geographical Society

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeL720
Institution code H72
Campus nameThe University of Hull
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from A levels BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma, including 23 credits at Merit
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination). There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. We work hard to help ease money concerns during your time at university with a range of scholarships and bursaries that can make a huge difference to your budget. See for more details.
Human Geography at University of Hull - UCAS