Geography at University of Southampton - UCAS

Course summary

Geography can be used to understand the complexities of our world. On your three-year BA Geography degree you will learn how economic, social, and cultural processes affect health and wellbeing. You’ll study human-environment relations and the market-economy. Using tools such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) you will explore the similarities, differences and challenges of people living across our inter-connected planet. You will also be able to adapt your degree programme to fit your interests and academic passions after successful completion of year one. You will travel to a location such as Amsterdam for your year two compulsory overseas field course (included in course fees). This field trip is an important milestone in developing your skills as a researcher, giving you the opportunity to undertake human geographical research in international cities. Further optional overseas field courses allow you to hone these skills in the diverse and unique environments that European and South East Asian locations offer. Your future employability is a key priority throughout your studies and all University of Southampton geography programmes are accredited by the Royal Geographical Society. Southampton graduates work in a range of careers including public policy, teaching, environmental consultancy, financial services, retail, marketing, town-planning, GIS-related and government advisory roles. Geography at Southampton is ranked 5th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide, 2022.


Field work is an important element of your degree and you will have the option to participate in projects in each year of study. You will also complete core modules (listed below) and choose additional optional modules each year. Field work is an important element of your degree and you will have the option to participate in projects in each year of study. You will also complete core modules (listed below) and choose additional optional modules each year. Year One: Field work, Non-residential one-week field course, looking at both human and physical geography topics. Core Modules: A Global World, Curiosity, Creativity and Communication, Dangerous World, Dynamic Landscapes, Society, Culture and Space, The Earth System Year Two: Field Work, One-week overseas field trip (compulsory and covered by your fees) previous trips have been to Amsterdam. Core Modules: Introductory GIS systems, Remote sensing for Earth Observation, Practising Human Geographical Research, Researching Human Geography. Year Three: Field work, Optional field trips further afield. Previous trips have been to Berlin and Cambodia. Core Modules Geography Research Project The full list of modules is available on the website course page:

Assessment method

The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures, classes and tutorials and coursework. We’ll assess you using: developing websites, essays, individual and group projects, oral presentations and written and practical exams.

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

GCSE :Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C). We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6.5Band C: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Geography at University of Southampton - UCAS