Kingston University London - Geography BSc(Hons)

Kingston University London

Geography BSc(Hons)

This course is concerned with understanding the Earth's environment and the global concerns of humanity. It offers a perfect balance of skills learning and practical fieldwork.

Fieldwork takes place in the UK and Europe*. Subjects include data collection, project management, social policy analysis, urban planning and design, and environmental monitoring and management.

Teaching on the course will support your professional development. It often takes place with planning departments, environmental agencies, business support networks, community organizations and town center management teams.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage our students to bring their experiences and backgrounds into our classrooms.

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course has been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS). This confirms it has a solid academic foundation and prepares you for the needs of the world beyond higher education.
  • We offer a diverse range of modules in both human and physical geography. This means you can create your route within the degree.
  • Strong emphasis is placed on the applied nature of geography. This means you'll engage with real-world learning, working in partnership with local authorities, community groups, international agencies, and NGOs, both in the UK and on fieldwork abroad.

Entry Requirements

  • Degree:


    96–120 UCAS points from a minimum of two A-levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. Degree with foundation year:


    32 UCAS points.
  • An A-level (or equivalent) in any subject is considered but we prefer applicants with A-level Geography. However, we will also consider other related science and social science combinations, such as Geology, Environmental Management, Tourism, Politics and Economics. General Studies may be considered depending on A-level combination.
  • IELTS of 6.0, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

Graduates work in a wide range of areas, such as local government, retail, human resources, finance, insurance, ICT, education and research. Many graduates progress to postgraduate studies.

Career opportunities after completing Geography BSc(Hons)

  • Cartographer.
  • Climate Change Analyst.
  • Climatologist.
  • Emergency Management Specialist.
  • Geomorphologist.
  • Geospatial analyst.
  • GIS specialist.
  • Hydrologist.

Course Details

On this course you will study core modules in geographical theory and research methods along with optional modules in the areas of Human Geography, Physical Geography, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) where you will learn about digital mapping and spatial analysis. In this way you can tailor your course to suit your interests and career aspirations.

For example, if you are interested in Human Geography you can specialise in human modules, or if you are interested in Physical Geography you can focus on physical/environmental modules. If, by contrast, you are interested in a blend of human and physical issues you can choose a mix of modules from across the spectrum of the discipline. You can also choose to focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as this is offered in both core and optional modules.

Year 1

Introduction to Physical Geography and Environmental Hazards
Introducing Human Geography
Digital Earth and Spatial Analysis
Research and Fieldwork Methods

Year 2

Year 2 (core modules):
Advanced Research and Fieldwork Methods
Geographical Theory and Practice
Year 2 (optional modules in Physical Geography):
Geomorphology and geophysical hazards
Rivers, Oceans and Atmospheres
Year 2 (optional modules in Human Geography):
Disasters, Society and Culture
Contours of Global Capitalism

Final Year

Final year (core modules):
Development Geographies
Research Project
Final year (optional modules in Physical Geography):
Land and Water Resources Management
The Challenge of Climate Change
Final year (optional modules in Human Geography):
Urban Geographies
Global Rural Geographies
Final year (optional modules in GIS):
GIS Transforming Geography and Environment

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