Description

The focus of geography at LSE is on spatial and location dimensions of economic, social and environmental processes and problems.

As we attempt to sustainably improve human welfare and environmental quality, it is vital that we have a good understanding of the social, political and economic forces which shape development and social change in our interdependent global economy.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in the areas of financial services, planning, consultancy, administration, marketing, development, teaching and further study.

Features of LSE courses

The Geography and Environment Department brings together specialists from a number of different countries and disciplines. We are concerned primarily to improve understanding of the social, economic and environmental aspects of geography and inform the policy process. Many staff have specific regional interests - for example, in Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and South East Asia.

Geography degree courses are structured to help you understand the uneven nature of economic and social development and the varying characteristics of people's lives in different locations, as well as to develop skills in the manipulation and evaluation of geographical information.

As part of your learning you will develop the analytical and communication skills necessary for many occupations and careers.

The core BA degree is a specialist degree designed for students who wish to focus on human geography either on its own or with some exposure to other social sciences taught at the School. The degree seeks to produce highly-trained geographers, skilled in economic, social and environmental geography with reference to developed and developing countries.

Our major/minor degrees allow you the option of mixing geography with a deeper understanding of economics.

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Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 3847 Year (EEA)
  • EUR 16632 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date October  2014
Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 36  months
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  • English
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

First year:

  • Environment, Economy and Society
  • Methods in Spatial and Social Analysis
  • EitherEnvironmental Change: Past, Present and FutureorContemporary Europe
  • An approved outside option
  • LSE100 (Lent Term only)

Second year:

  • Research Techniques (Spatial, Social and Environmental)
  • LSE100 (Michaelmas Term only)
Three from:
  • Economy, Society and Space
  • Location and Spatial Analysis
  • Introduction to Development in the South
  • Political Geographies, Policy and Space
  • Environment: Science and Society
  • Applied Environmental Economics
  • London's Geographies: An Introduction to Cultural and Historical Geography
  • An approved outside option

Third year:

  • Independent Research Project
Three from:
  • Theories of Regional Development and Change
  • The Political Geography of Development and the South
  • Urban Development: Politics, Policy and Planning
  • The Geography of Gender: Global Perspectives
  • Applied Location and Spatial Analysis
  • Environmental Governance
  • Environment and Development
  • A second year geography and environment option

First year

You study two core courses, Environment, Economy and Society and Methods in Spatial and Social Analysis, and choose between either Environmental Change: Past, Present and Future or Contemporary Europe. You may select a fourth course from a range of other approved options available at LSE.

Second and third years

The second year core courses provide a thorough grounding in the key environmental, economic and social aspects of the discipline and form the basis for a range of more specialist third year options. In particular, Research Techniques helps to prepare you for undertaking the Independent Research Project in the third year. Your fourth course may be a geography and environment option, or a course from another department at LSE. In the third year you complete your Independent Research Project and take three further geography and environment options.

English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements

Course requirement: GCSE Mathematics, grade C or above Usual standard offer: A level: grades A A BInternational Baccalaureate: Diploma with 37 points including 6 6 6 at Higher level
Other qualifications are considered.

English language requirements

Although it is not necessary to have the required grade in an acceptable English Language qualification when you make your application to LSE, if you are made an offer of a place and English is not your mother tongue, it is likely that you would be asked to obtain an acceptable English Language qualification as a condition of your offer.

The following qualifications are acceptable to LSE:

  • GCSE English Language with a grade B or better.
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) English as a First Language with a grade B or better including the Speaking and Listening coursework component (Edexcel) or grade 2 in the optional speaking test (CIE).
  • International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) academic test with a score of 7.0 in all four components.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 627 in the paper test including 5.5 in writing and 50 in TSE, or 107 in the internet based test with a minimum of 25 out of 30 in each of the four skills.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with grade B or better.
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English (CACE) with a grade A.
  • Cambridge English Language (1119) conducted overseas by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate: B4 or better.
  • O level (1120 Brunei, 1125 Mauritius A, 1127 Singapore) grade B or better.
  • Singapore Integrated Programme (IP) Secondary 4 English Language grade B or better.
  • Pearson Test of English (General) with a distinction at level 5 in both the written and the oral test.

Exceptions

If students offer the IGCSE in English as a First Language or O level (other than those specified above) and have been educated in the medium of English during their five most recent years of study (prior to 1 September 2011), then we will accept the qualification as sufficient evidence of English Language proficiency.

Please note that test scores must be achieved from one sitting of the relevant qualification. We will not accept individual component scores from multiple tests

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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