Geography at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS

Course summary

Guided by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals you will explore the big issues of the day, including climate change, the threat of over-population, loss of biodiversity, global inequalities, levels of economic development, and global security. There is a strong emphasis on local field work and residential excursions abroad throughout our Geography degree. These trips will encourage you to explore new landscapes and immerse yourself in local cultures, as well as relating your real-world experiences to the topics covered in the classroom. Previous residential trips have been in Bilbao, Tenerife, Malta, Berlin, Iceland and India. At CCCU, you will be taught by experts in a wide range of topics, including environmental geography and pollution, invasive species, geographical information systems (GIS) urban development and economic geography. You’ll develop the skills to collect, manipulate, analyse, map, visualise and communicate geographical phenomena independently as you research topics of your own choice, often with specific employment goals in mind. As soon as you start your degree, you’ll have the chance to work with lecturers on their research. Currently, we have paid and unpaid student research assistants helping us with a wide range of projects. These include projects focusing on mapping garden biodiversity in Kent using geographical information systems (GIS), understanding the impacts of agricultural practices on the environment, the reintroduction of bison in Kent, the use of geographical evidence in forensic investigation, and using invasive mussels as a sustainable method to clean polluted rivers. Our friendly and supportive team has an open-door policy and is ready to champion and advise you throughout your studies. Top reasons to study with us 91% of our Geography students were satisfied overall with their course. National Student Survey 2022 You’ll have access to specialist laboratories in our multi-million-pound Verena Holmes Building. Our Life Sciences Industry Liaison Lab is located at Discovery Park, here you’ll be surrounded by scientists involved in research and development in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences industries, and have the opportunity to collaborate. Specialist facilities Our Verena Holmes building, at the heart of our Canterbury Campus, houses impressive lab equipment, including a full set of science laboratories and an excellent team of highly qualified lab technicians to support you. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2024/25 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2024/25. In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website. International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): To be confirmed Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees. The University’s 2024/25 Overseas tuition fees for International students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2022/23 entrants in due course:
Geography at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS