Geography at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

Do you want to understand the behaviour of natural systems and help address some of the most important environmental issues facing societies today? Our Geography BSc programme will develop your knowledge of the processes that shape our ever-changing planet, understanding of critical global challenges including climate change, environmental degradation and sustainability, and allow you to explore novel management and policy solutions to key issues facing societies worldwide. Year One provides a broad foundation in physical and human geography and Years Two and Three offer a range of exciting optional modules from both sides of the discipline, providing flexibility to tailor your study towards your interests and career goals. You will have opportunities to develop both subject-specific and transferable skills including spatial analysis and geographical information systems (GIS), statistical methods, coding, effective communication and problem-solving, unlocking a wide range of employment options after graduation. You can also explore key concepts from physical geography through fieldwork in the UK and destinations further afield such as the Netherlands, before designing your own research project in your final year with guidance and support from our experts. This programme is based in the School of Geography on QMUL’s Mile End campus in the vibrant heart of east London. You will join a learning community of students and academics, drawn from over 35 countries across the world. Each student has an academic advisor who supports their studies and transition to university. Our student experience and engagement team provide further pastoral care and social opportunities outside of the classroom. The School’s dedicated Careers Consultant offers one-to-one advice and coaching meetings for students and hosts regular employer events on campus that often feature returning graduates from the School.


YEAR 1 Academic Study Skills * Earth Surface Science Exploring Physical Environments Critical Geography: Environment and Society Global Worlds Introduction to Research Methods Planetary Emergencies: From Analysis to Action Please note that all modules are subject to change. *Fieldwork module. Fieldwork destinations may vary year-on-year, are subject to availability and depend on the module combinations chosen. Overseas fieldwork modules run in alternate years. Places are limited - if a module is oversubscribed, places will be allocated by ballot. Students on overseas field trips are responsible for securing their own visas, if required.

Assessment method

Modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and examination. Coursework may include extended essays, short reports, posters, oral presentations and group work. Students must also complete a final-year independent study project of 10,000 words, based on an original study of their choice.

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

English language requirements

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Geography at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS