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Course summary

Explore international societies, economies and landscapes and the processes that shape our world. On your three-year BA Human Geography, social science-focused, degree you will explore geographies of inequality, migration, labour markets, economic development, health, well-being and social justice. You’ll graduate prepared to work in fields including research, consultancy and public policy. Gain the knowledge and skills you need to understand the geographies of inequality, migration, labour markets, economic development, health, well-being and social justice. You will learn valuable analytical and communication skills and how to collect and analyse data using a range of methods. You'll have the chance to: 1. Undertake fieldwork to study urban landscapes, potentially in Europe or South East Asia 2. Learn about political and economic change in cities and across societies globally 3. Research human geography using different concepts, approaches and ways of collecting data 4. Boost your employability by spending a year in employment 5. Draw on the world-leading expertise of your academic tutors to enhance your learning. This degree course involves no physical geography elements. If you wish to retain the option to focus on aspects of physical geography later in the course, consider our Geography (BA) degree.


We have a varied range of modules for all years. Examples of core modules for year one will include: A Global World Dangeroud World Exploring Urban and Natural Environments First Year Fieldcourse Society, Culture and Space The Nature of Geography For full list of all modules available, please visit the course page:

Assessment method

The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures classes and tutorials coursework individual and group projects independent learning (studying on your own)

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)6.5with no component below 6.0

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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Unistats information

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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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Human Geography at University of Southampton - UCAS