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Course summary

Geography explores the dynamic and complex natural and human processes that make the world work. Studying geography will give you the skills to tackle the world’s biggest issues and look at places with an expert and critical eye. Here at Hull, you’ll be introduced to geography’s key theoretical ideas and practical approaches. We specialise in tackling the major issues: from globalisation and sustainability to climate change and geohazards. BA Geography focuses on topics within social science and humanities suchs as sustainability and development, cities and globalisation and people culture and space. All our Geography programmes have a common first year in which you’ll get to study human and physical geography and learn geographical skills. In your second and third year, you can continue to do both human and physical geography, or choose to focus on human geography - the choice is yours. Throughout your course you will have many opportunities to learn and apply your knowledge outside of the classroom on field trips. In your second year, you’ll get the chance to do a residential field trip abroad. In recent years, students have gone to locations such as Barcelona, Berlin and Rome. In your third year, there is the option to join the physical geography advanced field trip to Iceland. We consider learning in the field so important that the cost of all core field trips in your first and second year is covered by your course fees. Teaching on our geography degrees is research-led, skills-based and geared towards employability, and enables you to match your studies to your interests. You’ll get individual academic support throughout your degree and the chance to follow your own research interests in your final-year dissertation. We also offer a range of modules designed to help you develop professional skills that could help you in your career. You could be undertaking a consultancy project with an external company. You could choose to go into schools to learn about teaching - or you might want to develop your geospatial and modelling skills with GIS. We were ranked third in the UK for research impact (REF 2014), so you'll be taught by recognised experts who will use their research to introduce you to the cutting edge of emerging geographical arguments. Our degrees are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society, so you can be assured you’re choosing a recognised degree that will equip you with the technical ability and transferable skills you’ll need in your career. 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


Year 1 Compulsory modules Worlds of Connection and Difference Planet Earth 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 Geomorphology Geographical Information Systems Year 3 Core module Dissertation Optional modules Cities and Regions Geographies of Oppression and Resistance Green Economy Feeding the City Palaeoenvironments Adapting to Climate Change Conservation in a Changing World Rivers and their Management Volcanoes and their Hazards Professional Consultancy Project Teaching Project Geotechnologies A: Advanced GIS 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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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)

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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 £15400 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Geography at University of Hull - UCAS