Geography at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS


University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

Course summary

If you are inspired by understanding the world around you then geography is for you. At both local and global levels many of the main challenges facing the world in the 21st century are related to geography. Studying an exciting mix of physical and human geography, this course will equip you with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed for the modern workplace. The BSc (Hons) Geography is an accelerated degree that can be completed in three years rather than the traditional four. Graduating early allows you to get out there and start earning, travelling or signing up to postgraduate study a year ahead of your peers. Field trips are a valuable and memorable part of studying geography and this course includes several: both day trips in the local area and longer residential trips. This involves two compulsory residential field trips, one in Scotland and one in Europe. These are currently in the Cairngorms (year 2) and the Swiss Alps (year 3)*. You will be required to pay a contribution towards the costs of these trips. Further information is available upon request.

  • locations of field trips may vary

Course details


Year 1 Two semesters: Sept-Jan and Feb-June. Modules may include - Introduction to Sustainable Development; The Environment of Mountain Regions; Introduction to Physical Geography; Climate, Land and People; Overview of Energy Use; Economics & the State Year 2 Three semesters: Sept-Nov, Jan-Mar and May-July. Modules may include - Global Environmental Change; Atmosphere, Weather and Climate; Employability Skills & Collaborative Working for Geographers; Earth Surface Processes; Collecting & Interpreting Data for Geographers; Urban and Rural Geography; Workplace Experience: Developing Transferable Skills; The Geography of Tourism & Sustainability; Research and Design Skills for Geography. Year 3 Three semesters: Sept-Nov, Jan-Mar and May-July. Modules may include - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Remote Sensing; Field Skills for Geographers; Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation; Globalisation, Sustainability and Uneven Development; Natural Hazards & Mitigation; Glaciation; Sustainable Agriculture Systems; Honours Dissertation.

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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

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Course codeF820
Institution code H49
Campus nameInverness College UHI
Campus codeI

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level CCC Must include Geography plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.
Scottish Higher BBBC Must include Geography or a related science and humanities subject plus National 5 or Standard Grade Credit or Intermediate 2 in English and Maths. Related science and humanities subjects: Biotechnology, Human Biology, Land Use, Politics, Sociology, Travel and Tourism, Computing, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, History, Modern Studies, Physics, Psychology, Environmental Science, Mathematics

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1820 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £13200 Year 1

Additional fee information

International rate for years 2 and 3 is £19,800 per year. For full details on fees and funding please visit
Geography at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS