B.A. Human Geography

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  • 36 months
  • 13500
    Tuition (Year)
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  • English
This course provides an opportunity to explore the fascinating and diverse field of contemporary human geography at an advanced level, most notably in the areas of urban, cultural, economic and geopolitics. The Human Geography programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London.



Students learn through lectures, laboratory, seminar and field training and whilst the aim of this degree scheme is to focus on human geography, students may choose some of their courses in more physical geography disciplines if they wish, to enable focus to move to the role of people in their environment. Suitable courses exist in both second and third year on environmental management themes

This course provides an opportunity to explore the fascinating and diverse field of contemporary human geography at an advanced level, most notably in the areas of urban, cultural, economic and geopolitics. The Human Geography programme is offered at the Royal Holloway University of London.

On this course students acquire an impressive portfolio of learning experiences and skills which make them highly attractive to a wide range of future employers.

Why choose this course?
  • Outstanding, state-of-the-art facilities for both human and physical geography, and some of the most modern research amenities of any department in the country.
  • The Geography Department is consistently ranked highly and many members of academic staff are acknowledged as international experts in their field.
  • Our tutorial system supports your academic and pastoral needs.
  • Fieldwork is a vital part of the Geography degrees at Royal Holloway. All students will have a chance to experience and learn about different geographical environments in both the UK and overseas.
  • Choose from a wide range of optional course units, so that you can build the study content that matches your interests.
Employability & career opportunities

Studying Geography at Royal Holloway enables you to develop a unique skillset. You will develop a range of skills including communication through writing essays, project and laboratory reports, teamwork through regular field trips, analytical skills in the lab and technical expertise using specialist computing applications.

The Geography department is within the top ten UK Geography departments for employability. The strong and flexible range of skills you will develop will help you stand out in the labour market. From environmental scientists, landscape architects, to international development consultants, our graduates have also gone into roles such as lawyers, business analysts, bankers, press officers, pilots and teachers.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • GBP13500 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP9000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

In your first year you will study physical geography, human geography, geographies of development and geographical techniques, as well as research and field methods.

The first year develops your pre-university knowledge and looks at both human and physical processes. The second and third years allow you to choose from a wide range of options, giving students the chance to focus on sub-disciplines or themes within geography.

This can be entirely human geography, or you could choose to take subjects which link human to physical geography topics, such as landscape modification, environmental management or human:environment interactions. In these years you may also develop your studies more widely through taking courses in other Departments.

Throughout the course, you will:
  • develop an up-to-date knowledge of human geography, investigating key geographical themes and debates
  • be taught by, and have access to national and internationally renowned staff
  • develop key geographical skills in the laboratory and field, and learn how to investigate geographical problems
  • develop a range of important transferable skills.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure.

English Language Requirements


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  • A-levels: ABB or equivalent
  • GCSE: At least five GCSE passes at grade A*-C including English and Mathematics.
  • English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and minimum of 5.5 in all other subscores.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed 13 years of formal education with recognized qualifications. International students should consider taking a Pre-Bachelor to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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