Geography (R44) at Open University - UCAS

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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Geography (R44)

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Course summary

Geographical thinking is now fundamental to how we understand and might respond to the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century, such as climate change, social inequality, migration and urbanisation. By studying how places, policies and landscapes are being made and reinvented in a changing world, this degree will equip you with a deep understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political processes transforming our human and natural environments. Developing your geographical imagination through innovative virtual fieldwork, you'll gain the knowledge and skills to investigate, analyse and communicate how geography matters in our everyday lives as you work towards an independent research project to complete your degree. Key features of the course

  • Develop an advanced understanding of the dynamic relationships between human and natural environments in a changing world.
  • Undertake innovative virtual fieldwork to open up new perspectives on how the world is made and the possibilities for how it could be remade differently.
  • Learn to generate, analyse and evaluate quantitative and qualitative geographical information to make connections across local and global challenges.
  • Gain vital transferable skills to undertake independent research and communicate effectively with a range of different audiences.


This degree has three stages. In Stage 1 you’ll study with two interdisciplinary modules – one focuses on environmental issues and one that spans the social sciences. Next, in Stage 2, you'll explore the nature of the relationship between environmental and social issues in more depth and the changing geographies of the United Kingdom. Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll put your knowledge and skills to work investigating responses to environmental change and the political and policy debates that surround them.

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

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Geography (R44) at Open University - UCAS