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 and will 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 and will be able to adapt your degree programme to fit your interests and academic passions after successful completion of year one. You will also travel to a location such as Amsterdam for your year two compulsory overseas field course (included in course fees). This 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 will 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. This programme is accredited by the Royal Geographical Society, which enhances your future prospects in industr. 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 and 100% of our Geography graduates were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes 2020/2021). Geography at Southampton is ranked 6th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide, 2024.


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 (examples listed below) and choose additional optional modules each year to shape your degree to your interests. 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 Dynamic Landscapes Society, Culture & 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: GIS for Geographers and Environmental Scientists Researcg Project Preparation Researching Human Geography Year Three: Field Work Optional field trips further afield. Previous trips have been to Berlin and Cambodia. Core Modules Research Project The full list of modules is available on the course page on our website. Please note: information included was correct at time of publication, March 2024.

Assessment method

Your learning is delivered, and assessed, through a wide range of methods to ensure you develop a broad variety of skills that will set you up for success after graduation. The learning activities for this course include lectures, classes and tutorials and coursework. We’ll assess you through developing websites, essays, individual and group projects, oral presentations and written and practical exams. Throughout, you'll be supported by a personal academic tutor, your peers, and have access to a senior tutor.

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).

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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

Additional fee information

The tuition fees for courses starting in September 2025 will not be confirmed until August 2024. The fees shown are applicable to 2024 entry and are for illustrative purposes only. Please see our website for further details and updates:
Geography at University of Southampton - UCAS