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Course summary

Why choose this course? What physical and human factors are impacting on our environment? How are they being addressed at local, national and international levels? How can we influence change? Our BSc (Hons) Geography programme explores these questions, using small group teaching and one-to-one tutorials to ensure students get individual support from our team of enthusiastic, experienced and research-active academic staff. Our students take part in a range of fieldwork activities, including day trips and UK-based residentials. Other highlights include: • Small class sizes, enabling us to provide high levels of support. • Employability support incorporated into the curriculum. • Accredited by Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). • Optional overseas fieldtrips*. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop** to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK***
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
✱ All study trips subject to national and local Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions. See our situation updates page for more on the University’s response to Covid-19: ✱ ✱ see Eligibility criteria and Terms and Conditions: ✱✱✱ source: Guardian University League Table 2020


STAGE 1: • Introducing Human Geographies (compulsory) • The Physical Environment (compulsory) • A Sustainable Community (compulsory) • Geohazards (compulsory) • Geography and Development (compulsory) • Geographical Techniques (compulsory). STAGE 2: • Geography Field Module (compulsory) • Issues in Human Geography (compulsory) • Research Methods (compulsory) • Weather and Climate (designated) • Populations and Migrations (designated) • Landscape Processes (designated) • Biogeography (designated) • Transport and Mobility (designated). STAGE 3: • Geography Dissertation (compulsory) • Career Planning and Employability (compulsory) • Communicating Climate Change (designated) • Geographies of Sport (designated) • Water Resource Management (designated) • Children’s Geographies (designated) • Sustainable Development: Land Use and Planning (designated). Module information is quoted for 22/23 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

Each module generally has two items of assessment. Assignments are designed to develop your skills, as well as test your knowledge and understanding. There is a range of written assignments, including reports and essays. You may also be asked to analyse data or reflect on your learning. In some written assignments you will be tasked with writing in a style appropriate to a particular audience. Presentations, debates and discussions are used to assess your verbal communication skills. There are no formal examinations, but there are a small number of class-based tests. A detailed set of instructions is provided for every assignment. Students are encouraged to meet with academic staff to get one-to-one support.

How to apply

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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

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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Geography at University of Northampton - UCAS