University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Discover the social, economic and political forces that shape the world through lectures, research and field trips to places such as Morocco, Malawi and Hong Kong. You want to learn how to tackle the big issues. BA Geography at Hull introduces you to ways of understanding 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 costs of all our core field trips during your first and second years 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
  • The University of Hull is in close proximity to interesting and important urban, rural and maritime environments, allowing you to explore a huge variety of human geography perspectives in the local area
  • Develop career-ready skills such as GIS, qualitative methods, group work and report writing
  • This degree is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society
  • 95% overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS)
  • Ranked third in the UK for research impact (REF 2014) in this subject area. So you'll be learning from internationally recognised experts who combine their research with teaching on our courses
Flexibility is key. Tailor the course to your passions and choose combinations of human and physical geography modules. 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 Interpreting Environments Development and Change Landscapes of the World Year 2 Core module Frontiers in Human Geography Compulsory module Field Studies You'll also choose one compulsory module from Living in the Anthropocene Green Planet Optional modules Cities and Globalisation Cultural and Historical Geography Sustainable Futures Environmental Change Geohazards Catchment to Coast Year 3 Core module Dissertation Optional modules Cities and Regions The Global South Geographies of Oppression and Resistance Landscapes in the Making Green Economy Feeding the City Quaternary: 2 million years of change Adapting to Climate Change Conservation in a Changing World Rivers and their Management Volcanoes and their Hazards Advanced Sedimentary Environments Professional Consultancy Project Teaching Project Geotechnologies A: Advanced GIS. Landscapes in the Making Renewable and Geo-Energies Advanced Field Study Environmental Problems and Society Geotechnologies B: Environmental Modelling 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

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL700
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 £14800 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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